A celebration of the joys of summer in words & pictures
Edited by Joanne Dugan
Hardcover, 144 pages, $29.95 / Kindle edition $12.99 (Chronicle Books)
Ah, summertime: Just the word itself evokes images of vacation, school-free childhood days stretching endlessly toward the horizon, sun and skies and warm-weather frolics. This lovely coffee-table collection captures the potent essence of that most special, universally nostalgic season with more than 80 photos, from a variety of photographers and depicting a spectrum of seasonal activities, with quotes and musings from writers, philosophers other notables—like St. Francis of Assisi, who noted, “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” Even better, of course, if that sunbeam is in the summer!
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine