A New Edition Honoring the Massachusetts Great Marsh
In this new edition of Between Land and Sea: The Great Marsh (first published by Braziller in 2006), the award-winning, Ipswich, MA–based landscape photographer Dorothy Kerper Monnelly conveys the surprising, ever-changing drama of the vast tidal wetlands known as the Great Marsh.
For over 40 years, Monnelly has come to know this region intimately, one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas in the urban Northeast. Her timeless, visionary photographs are joined in this edition by an essay from acclaimed author Terry Tempest Williams, reflecting on our relationship to liminal spaces like the marsh.
Although salt marshes are among the most productive ecosystems on earth, these wetlands are threatened throughout the world by human activity and have disappeared from much of the American seacoast. The Great Marsh, despite threats from development, pollution, and now rising seas, is a pristine remnant of this ancient coastal environment.
Monnelly...beautifully captures the spacious tranquility of her subject...But her eye extends beyond nature documentation to more painterly, abstract visions: the grainy rhythms of wave-washed sand at Crane Beach and huge tree shadows falling across partly melted and powdery snow. - Publishers Weekly
Jane Falk Adams Foreword
Terry Tempest Williams Introduction: A Liminal Time, A Liminal Place
Doug Stewart Essay: Of Tides, Mud and Marshes
Published: Lucial Marquand, Seattle, 2020
Hardcover: 120 pages, 13x10 inches, 57 B&W Photographs