BOOKS ON THE J. PAUL GETTY MU­SEUM’S

Life Be­low the Blue

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PHO­TOG­RA­PHY COL­LEC­TION, MIND­FUL RUN­NING, THE HIS­TORY OF TAT­TOOS AND BANJOS, THE GULF OF MEX­ICO UN­DER­WA­TER, AND MORE.

Jesse Cancelmo, Texas A&M Univer­sity Press Soft­cover $30 (156pp), 978-1-62349-374-5

For­get for a mo­ment the sev­eral thou­sand oil rigs and the legacy of en­vi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ters that mar your men­tal im­age of this 600,000-square mile sea. In­stead, take heart in the re­al­iza­tion of 15,000 species of sea life in­hab­it­ing fab­u­lous co­ral reefs, shore­line es­tu­ar­ies, un­der­wa­ter canyons, and hard-bot­tom banks. Bet­ter yet, take pos­ses­sion of this awe­some com­pen­dium of un­der­wa­ter pho­to­graphs fea­tur­ing the waters off Cuba, Mex­ico, and the United States. The teem­ing blue waters are breath­tak­ing, and re­as­sur­ing that all is not lost.

Ge­latin sil­ver print Dali Atomi­cus by Philippe Hals­man (© Hals­man Ar­chive), from The Thrill of the Chase, The Wagstaff Col­lec­tion of Pho­to­graphs at the J. Paul Getty Mu­seum, by Paul Martineau, re­viewed on this page. Used with per­mis­sion from the J....

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