About the Book
There’s more to Iceland than geysers, waterfalls, mountains, and stunning seascapes. This book shares the delights of churches found around Iceland. Touching on architecture, history, and geology, it reveals the charm and warmth of many of these unique structures.
Included with each church are photographs, a short description of the church’s history, pointers to interesting sites nearby, and a map locating the church with GPS coordinates.
Appendices offer short articles about the history of Christianity in Iceland, a primer on naming conventions for Icelanders, and a “cheat sheet” on how to interpret Icelandic place names.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781367948969
- Publish Date Mar 30, 2016
- Language English
- Tags landscape photography, architectural photography, Iceland travel, architecture, ecclesiastical architecture, churches, Icelandic churches, Iceland
William has been a photographer and writer since he was a freshman at MIT. He has worked with both film and digital photography in both large and small formats. Today, he deftly uses both a digital SLR and computer technology to achieve the results you see in this book. When asked about his approach, Bill answered, “As a photographer, I use light and dark and color to reveal secrets—unknown places, unnoticed patterns, fleeting moments, and unseen aspects in common scenes. My photographs encode no complex verbal message. Their goal is just to produce surprise and wonder that makes viewers more attentive to what they see.” William Horton lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.