Picturing Sabino: A Photographic History of a Southwestern Canyon by Lazaroff, David Wentworth

Picturing Sabino: A Photographic History of a Southwestern Canyon

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Sabino Canyon, a desert canyon in the American Southwest near Tucson, Arizona, is enjoyed yearly by thousands of city residents as well as visitors from around the world. Picturing Sabino tells the story of the canyon's transformation from a barely known oasis, miles from a small nineteenth-century town, into an immensely popular recreation area on the edge of a modern metropolis. Covering a century of change, from 1885 to 1985, this work rejoices in the canyon's natural beauty and also relates the ups and downs of its protection and enjoyment.

The story is vividly told through numerous historical photographs, lively anecdotes, and an engaging text, informed by decades of research by David Wentworth Lazaroff. Along the way the reader makes the acquaintance of ordinary picnickers as well as influential citizens who helped to reshape the canyon, while witnessing the canyon's evolving relationship with its growing urban neighbor. The book will fascinate readers who are already familiar with Sabino Canyon, as well as anyone with an interest in local or regional history, or in historical photography.

Author: David Wentworth Lazaroff
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published: 04/04/2023
Series: Southwest Center
Pages: 456
Weight: 2.35lbs
Size: 9.84h x 6.85w x 0.94d
ISBN: 9780816547661

Review Citation(s):
Choice 08/01/2023

About the Author

David Wentworth Lazaroff is a Tucson writer and photographer. His most recent book is Amphibians, Reptiles, and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon (with Philip C. Rosen and Charles H. Lowe Jr.).