Light Through the Trees
Photographs at The Morton Arboretum
Published by: University of Illinois Press
104 pages, 305.00 x 254.00 x 18.00 mm, 85 color photographs, 1 map
- ISBN: 9780252044601
- Published: August 2022
A beloved and popular Illinois institution, The Morton Arboretum welcomes one million annual visitors to walk its trails and view the 4,200 tree species on the grounds. Peter Vagt has photographed the Arboretum for over twenty years. This collection showcases eighty-five of his favorite works, each one in full color. Vagt's close attention to place and time reflects both his profound connection to the Arboretum and its preeminence as a sanctuary for anyone in search of transcendence in nature.
A celebration of The Morton Arboretum in its centenary year, Light Through the Trees is the perfect keepsake or gift for anyone who admires trees and believes in their restorative power.
“Wonderful and interesting. This book challenges the stereotype of the Midwest as flyover country. The photographs are strong but what makes them unique is their association with the specific place.”--Justin Hamm, author of Midwestern
“The photographs are both technically and compositionally great and give a beautiful overview of what you’ll find at the Arboretum. A coffee table book for anyone visiting The Morton Arboretum or anyone who loves nature.”--Tytia Habing, national photographer