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Washington: Portrait Of A City; photographs and text by Steve Gottlieb; Taylor Trade Publishing, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Ste. 200, Lanham, MD 20706; hard cover; 144 pages; $35; (ISBN 1-58979-043-X)
Gifted author and photographer Steve Gottlieb has crafted yet another inspiring book that captures the majesty of our nation's Capitol. Its pages are graced with a selection of beautiful images taken during all four seasons that depict the fine details of Washington's classical architecture and monuments along with the daily lives of the people who reside in this fair city. Gottlieb's work is highly detailed and expertly executed which makes this book a real treat that you will certainly enjoy.

Edward S. Curtis: The Great Warriors; by Christopher Cardozo, foreword by Hartman Lomawaima, afterword by Anne Makepeace; Bulfinch Press, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020; hard cover; 128 pages; $35; (ISBN 0-8212-2894-3)
Edward S. Curtis left the world a rich legacy of images which document every major Native American tribe west of the Mississippi, creating more than 40,000 photographs between 1896 and 1930. His work is highly sought after by collectors and Christopher Cardozo holds a magnificent collection of 5500 images which have been used as the basis of this book. Since Cardozo is a leading authority on Curtis' work he has chosen a fine selection of images and paired them with highly informative captions that reveal the importance of this accomplishment and the knowledge of the past that it contains. This book is truly inspiring and should not be missed.

Four Corners; by Debra Bloomfield; University of New Mexico Press, MSCO1 1200, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; hard cover; 168 pages; $45; (ISBN 0-8263-3223-4)
New Mexico is a place where the harsh yet beautiful environment has given birth to a unique blending of cultures to create an other worldly atmosphere that is difficult to describe. Debra Bloomfield has done a magnificent job of capturing the very essence of Albuquerque in the form of 67 color images that explore the ancient heart of Chaco Canyon, Spanish churches, and lonely landscapes that are ablaze with rich desert colors. This is a fine collection of highly detailed photographs that are certain to spark your imagination and capture your interest.

Greece: Land of Light; text by Nicholas Gage, photographs by Barry Brukoff; Bulfinch Press, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020; soft cover; 160 pages; $24.95; (ISBN 0-8212-2904-4)
Author Nicholas Gage and photographer Barry Brukoff have combined their impressive talents to create this wonderfully unique vision of life in Greece. The eloquent and passionate words of Gage are a perfect compliment to Brukoff's vibrant images as they explore daily life in the beautiful white-washed villages of Greece. A timeless land that makes an almost seamless transition from the ancient past to present. It's a journey through one of the most impressive cultures in the world that is certain to spark your imagination and fire your desire to see this fantastic country with your own eyes.

Hector Acebes: Portraits in Africa, 1948-1953; by Isolde Brielmaier and Ed Marquand; distributed for Marquand Books, University of Washington Press, PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145; hard cover; 144 pages; $40; (ISBN 0-295-98413-9)
A passion for adventure and a talent for photography led Hector Acebes to Africa where he created a stunning body of work in still photography and documentary films. His loving portraits of individuals, families, and whole communities illustrate daily life in Africa from the late 1940s to the early '50s. Ed Marquand is the director of the Hector Acebes Archive and he introduces you to this amazing artist while Isolde Brielmaier, an historian of African photography, puts Acebes' images in the proper context. Together, they bring the book to life as you share Acebes grand adventure.

Rock Faces: The World's Top Rock `n' Roll Photographers and their Greatest Images; by Oliver Craske; RotoVision, Sheridan House, 112-116A Western Rd., Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1DD, England; hard cover; 160 pages; $30; (ISBN 2-88046-781-0)
This exciting title lets you explore 40 years in the glamourous world of rock `n' roll with a collection of images captured by 12 of the world's top photographers. It's like a VIP pass to every major concert and after party for musical giants like The Rolling Stones, U2, REM, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, and many more. Shot in vivid color or stark black and white, each image is a masterpiece that expresses the raw energy and freedom that are synonymous with the music industry. I highly recommend this book so secure your copy before it slips away.