BOOKS ON THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM’S
Life Below the Blue
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....