You have no items in your shopping cart.

Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan

$29.95
Hardcover: $29.95
160 pages, 140 color photos, 1 map
ISBN: 9780870206764

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
- +

By Kevin J. Miyazaki

"A wonderfully perceptive interrogation of landscape, portraiture, cartography, and place." -Mary Louise Schumacher, art and architecture critic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University to create an artwork reflecting on the importance of freshwater, Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki embarked on a two-week, 1,800-mile drive around Lake Michigan. He traveled its perimeter, through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, to produce what he calls "a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan.” Miyazaki set up his portable studio on beaches, in parks, on boat docks, and in backyards, photographing those he met along the way. From residents, environmental scientists, and artists to a Native American water rights advocate, surfers, and commercial fishermen, Lake Michigan holds a powerful place in the life of each. Many shared their thoughts with him on why this body of water is important to all.

Miyazaki also photographed the water as he went, creating waterscapes of the ever-changing lake affected by weather and time. Perimeter gathers these images together, creating a diverse portrait of both people and a place, encapsulating Lake Michigan’s significance to those who are drawn to it.

By Kevin J. Miyazaki

"A wonderfully perceptive interrogation of landscape, portraiture, cartography, and place." -Mary Louise Schumacher, art and architecture critic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University to create an artwork reflecting on the importance of freshwater, Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki embarked on a two-week, 1,800-mile drive around Lake Michigan. He traveled its perimeter, through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, to produce what he calls "a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan.” Miyazaki set up his portable studio on beaches, in parks, on boat docks, and in backyards, photographing those he met along the way. From residents, environmental scientists, and artists to a Native American water rights advocate, surfers, and commercial fishermen, Lake Michigan holds a powerful place in the life of each. Many shared their thoughts with him on why this body of water is important to all.

Miyazaki also photographed the water as he went, creating waterscapes of the ever-changing lake affected by weather and time. Perimeter gathers these images together, creating a diverse portrait of both people and a place, encapsulating Lake Michigan’s significance to those who are drawn to it.

Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-676-4

Publication Year2014
Page Count160
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size8 x 10 inches
Write your own review
*
*
  • Bad
  • Excellent
*
*
*
Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-676-4

Publication Year2014
Page Count160
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size8 x 10 inches
Product tags
Customers who bought this item also bought
Picture of Steam and Cinders: The Advent of Railroads in Wisconsin

Steam and Cinders: The Advent of Railroads in Wisconsin

Hardcover: $29.95
352 pages, 8 x 9
ISBN: 9780870203855

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
$29.95
Picture of On a Clear Night - Essays from the Heartland

On a Clear Night - Essays from the Heartland

Paperback: $20.00
192 pages, 1 b&w photo, 5 ½ x 8 ½
ISBN: 9780870208249

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
$20.00
Picture of Beyond the Trees: Stories of Wisconsin Forests

Beyond the Trees: Stories of Wisconsin Forests

Paperback: $26.95
336 pages, 154 color and b/w photos and 17 maps, 8 x 9
ISBN: 9780870204678

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
$26.95
Picture of Madeline Island and the Chequamegon Region

Madeline Island and the Chequamegon Region

Paperback: $8.95
64 pages, 20 b/w photos, 2 maps, 6 x 9"
ISBN: 9780870201462

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Orders for Trade, Library or Wholesale
$8.95

You Make A Difference

100% of our proceeds support the wisconsin historical society

Get History Delivered To Your Inbox

Sign up for the Wisconsin Historical Society Newsletter