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West Coast Freese West Coast: Bering to Baja
by David Freese
Foreword by Naomi Rosenblum and text by Simon Winchester

There is no more beautiful or alluring coast in the world than the West Coast of North America: a 5,000-mile-long region that extends from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to Canada's British Columbia, south to Washington, Oregon, and California, and then to Baja California in Mexico. No photographer until David Freese has explored the various and wondrous landscapes along the Pacific Ocean in such depth, making this the first book to look comprehensively at what makes the natural beauty of this particular coast so memorable.

Behind the scenery, of course, lie the geologic forces that have created the West Coast landscapes that we now admire, explore, and praise. The engaging and informative text by renowned author Simon Winchester grounds us in understanding the deep relationship between geology and scenery. And Naomi Rosenblum, the esteemed photographic historian, writer, curator, and art critic, firmly establishes David Freese's place among the great landscape photographers of the past and present. In every photograph, his unique vision of nature and of place comes shining through.

West Coast: Bering to Baja is a major publishing enterprise that will appeal to book-lovers of photography, nature, and those who dream of North America's West Coast. For here we see the vital connection between art and science merge in ways previously unseen for this special region of the world.

Click here to read the five-star review from The San Francisco Book Review and four-star review from Amazon, along with other praise.
Nominated for a 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award.


$60.00 U.S. (trade discount) No e-book has been authorized.
Hardcover with jacket
192 pages with 115 color photographs by the author
9.0" x 11.0" upright/portrait
ISBN: 978-1-938086-04-5

Published in Fall 2012

Distributed by Casemate/IPM

No e-book has been authorized.

The Trilogy of North American Waters: West Coast, East Coast, and Mississippi River (2020) by David Freese
ISBN: 978–1–938086–76–2 (click here for more details)

David Freese Photography

About the Author and Essayists

Book Events:
April 9, 2014 at 7:30PM
Princeton Photography Club, Rosedale Avenue, Princeton, NJ
Lecture and presentation: West Coast: Bering to Baja

February 1—28, 2014
West Coast: Bering to Baja
Camerawork Gallery, Peterson Hall, Portland, OR

May 12—June 21, 2013
Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
In the Clouds - Group exhibition with extreme panoramas from West Coast: Bering to Baja

September 7—November 1, 2012
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ
Exhibition: The Print Center, Four Photographers of the Landscape

Book Information Sheet (pdf)

West Coast: Bering to Baja Map

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