At age 84 Gordon Parks is regarded by many as a living legend - photographer, film-maker, novelist, poet and composer whose life and work present an inspiring success story. In this volume the artist provides a complete retrospective of his photographic career - a book that fuses nearly 300 images with Parks' own account of his life. The text chronicles how Parks was able to turn his rage against racism into a creative force - and transform himself from a homeless teenager into one of the great photojournalists of our era, working first for the Farm Security Administration then at "Vogue" and then as staff photographer for "Life" magazine. The images included in the book cover a wide range of subjects - youth gangs in New York, fashion models in Paris, a young boy in Rio's slums, portraits of Ingrid Bergman and Winston Churchill and civil rights protests to name just a few - but all are marked by Parks' bold signature style and uncompromising vision. The book also includes a sampling of his recent abstract work in color.
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Autumn is a term that has its origin in the Latin word autumns. The concept allows naming the station, according to astronomy, it begins with the autumnal equinox and extends to the winter solstice.
In the southern hemisphere, autumn begins March 21 and ends on June 21, when winter begins. In the northern hemisphere, however, the fall covers the September 21 to December 21. The order of the seasons is as follows: autumn-winter-spring-summer, a cycle that repeats itself throughout the world.
Natural Changing of Leave's Color and Beauty
Autumn is characterized by the falling leaves of the trees that are part of the group of deciduous. Trees of this type, unlike perennial, leaves renewed every year. With the onset of autumn, the leaves take on a yellowish or brownish color and fall to the ground once they are dry. During the season, trees remain "stripped" and just once again show their greenery in the spring.
The changing color of leaves is caused by the fall, there beauty after which they've changed in color are used in decorating homes and offices. These features are of great importance in fine art, and images of autumn can bring life and beauty to homes and offices. Also, in any event that falls to this season are always decorated with beautiful colorful flowers, the weather is usually friendly and beautiful at autumn period.
If you are interested in purchasing photography of the fall, you can click on one of the images from my Four Seasons Collection. Decorate your home with a beautiful metal print and your office with an acrylic print. Click here to learn more.
"Autumn arrives Nature thrives with fortune, beauty, cool and charm Brings peace, happiness and ease, soothes everyone with healing balm Whole atmosphere with land and air becomes so fair with sweet odor Pleasant and gay, morn, eve or day, night does stay cool, cool, in favor
In months of Autumn when the setting sun shines brightly in reddish glow Horizon and sky, decorous so high, as if Nature adorns for beauty show Clouds float like sea-sailing boats in the vast, blue sky to beautify the scene Heaven and Earth celebrate in mirth maiden Nature’s happy wedding
Earth and Nature marry together, land and heaven enjoy and share Beauty and bliss, ecstasy and kiss of happy couple in Autumnal care Autumn has brought gifts a lot of basketful fruits, flowers, and seeds Celebrate and greet the divine meet of wedded couple with grand feast
Lotus, Lily, Champa, Chameli, Shefali, Malati* and so many flowers Bloom and dance in the happy occasion giving away fragrance in the air Humming bees, gather around blooming trees, suck in glee and take Sweet nectar from flower to flower; see which ones for the daybreak