From Curators and Collectors
Im amazed; and its tough to impress me. The quality of the photographs
is remarkable, and the binding, the book itself is really something else.
I’m used to fine press books. But these people went above and beyond.;
It’s a dedication to something I can’t quite even understand. It’s extraordinary.”
Alan Jutzi — Chief Curator Rare Books, Huntington Library, California
“ LABYRINTH SUBLIME is unbelievable! Absolutely incredible! Magnificent! Just Outstanding! ”
Douglas Bassett — Toronto
“ What an incredible accomplishment. I have never seen such a masterpiece as ANTARCTICA
with so much art concentrated in one place and displayed so beautifully. Magnificent.”
Dr. Erwin Bohmfalk — Virginia
“ LABYRINTH SUBLIME is a stunning work of art. It is a testament to the intrinsic beauty of
The Inside Passage, to the Keoughs’ awe of such beauty, their ability to interpret the beauty in
photography, and to their exacting standards in book craftsmanship. Thank you, Pat and Rosemarie,
for the privilege to own this copy of your work.”
Donald and Barbara Stephens — Oregon
“ ANTARCTICA is magnificent. Everyone who has seen it has been bowled over. ”
Des Cowley — Rare Collections, State Library of Victoria, Australia
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At Yale University, ANTARCTICA is permanently on display in the Arts of the Book Collection and this piece catches the attention of everyone who walks in to the reading room. This work is the perfect start to a conversation about what a book can be and how a well designed and constructed book can add to the knowledge inside it. Every aspect of ANTARCTICA is well done and worth consideration, from the physical construction, to the layout, to the photography, which gives me many possible ways this book can help with our educational mission. With this one work, I can connect with graduate students from the School of Art, as well as undergraduates in the humanities and the sciences. The beauty of the book draws in the students, and the durability allows me to feel free to use it again and again without worrying about its fragility.
Jae Rossman — Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University
An exhilarating book. I never before realized the colour of Antarctica.
A remarkable piece of art.
Roy Flukinger — Senior Photography Curator,
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas
A book so remarkable that you feel you do not have to go to Antarctica.
On the other hand when you look through it, you know you must.
the late George Plimpton — New York
Would you believe, if you keep this book to the end of your living days, and then you pass it on, and then your children, they will pass it on. This book will be there for another two hundred to three hundred years. Yes, it has a certain cost, but in terms of what this book gives to you, your loved ones, it is not in relationship at all. It's something you are investing in on the one hand, but it is a gift to you and to all the people around you.
Uwe Mummenhoff — Vancouver Video Testimonal
This is the first Antarctic book that may require a Sherpa to bring it to your home, a lectern to display it, and a special bookcase to put it in. Make no mistake, it is something that you will treasure for life. The Keoughs have assembled a stunning and eclectic portfolio of such artistry that I was left speechless. Having myself been to most of the places that the Keoughs visited, many of their photographs brought a pang of nostalgia. But as I lack the eye of an artist, I had looked but seldom appreciated the stark beauty of what I was seeing.
Dr. Charles Swithinbank — Scott Polar Research Institute, England
Somehow the word book does not do justice to what can only be described as a work of art; in fact, art and technology combined into a work of supreme craftsmanship. ANTARCTICA is a magnificent collection of truly stunning images in an indestructible binding between leather covers that epitomizes the art of book construction; ownership will be a prerequisite for every polar bibliophile.
Dr. Peter Clarkson — Chair, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, England
ANTARCTICA is a stunning visual exploration of a harsh region, much of which has seldom been seen.
It is enormously difficult to photograph in sub-freezing temperatures; that Pat and Rosemarie were able
to produce a work of such beauty in these severe conditions is astounding. An important work which greatly enhances our collections.
James Fox — Director, Special Collections, University of Oregon
This is the most impressive and evocative collection of photographs of Antarctica
that I have ever seen. These images capture all the subtleties of light, shape and
texture of the Antarctic, bringing to life its heritage, wildlife, and land and
seascapes like no other book.
Professor John Croxall — British Antarctic Survey
A remarkable book, marrying the highest standards of photography, printing and
binding to produce a visual record of Antarctic diversity second to none.
Professor David Walton — British Antarctic Survey
Everyone here is favorably impressed with our newest book! The box, the book cover and iceberg interior paper, the photos, the stand...all of it is quite magnificent and we will enjoy showing this off to others. Rosemarie and Pat put so much love and care into this book. It shows in every page that we turn. It is one of the finest new books weve ever bought. It will be on display during a major conference on the International Polar Year in 2007 here at CU Boulder.
Christine Vincent — Special Collections University of Colorado at Boulder
There is a power to the Keoughs photographs that inspires and uplifts the spirit.
Jim Fowler — Honorary President, The Explorers Club
We do not have enough superlatives to express our pleasure in ANTARCTICA. Like a well-orchestrated symphony directed by a maestro, the Keoughs have created a masterful depiction and blending of all the wonders of that frozen land. We will get many, many years of enjoyment from ANTARCTICA. It will be a treasure for us to bequeath.
Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Williams — Virginia, USA
ANTARCTICA is so perfect and so much more than beautiful, that it has to be seen to be believed.
From concept to cover, from design to binding, and to the fabulously vivid and often haunting images,
the book is breathtaking.
Dr. Carl Safina — Blue Ocean Institute
Pat and Rosemaries ANTARCTICA is an astonishing book with magnificent, artistic images.
Dr. Richard Leakey — Kenya
When we opened ANTARCTICA, the great monastery books crafted in Tuscany many centuries ago came to mind, and it doesnt seem to be an overstatement comparing this new creation with the old.
Manfred and Evelin Breuers — Florida, USA
ANTARCTICA is the most beautiful book about this most wonderful region...period.
the late Dr. John Levinson — Past President, The Explorers Club
The images in ANTARCTICA evoked in me a reaction beyond the cerebral emotions of awe,
wonder and beauty. They physically affected me — tears and, in some images,
even a tactile urge to feel as well as see what is portrayed.
Dr. Paul Carslake — Writtle, England
This unique book is a modern variation in the tradition of wildlife art made famous by John James Audubon. Its use of advanced print technology captures subtleties of colour, just as Audubon and Havell refined aquatint printmaking to control tonal variations.
Toronto Reference Library — Toronto, Canada
I love to show ANTARCTICA to students and faculty and watch their jaws drop. Then I explain what went into the making of this book — artistic vision, technical quality, production values, and painstaking attention to every detail — and watch their jaws drop even farther. It’s an absolutely stunning addition to our growing Artists’ Books Collection.
Diane Windham Shaw — Special Collections, Lafayette College, USA
Thank you and congratulations to Pat and Rosemarie Keough for their vision in not only conceiving of this project, but for the fortitude to see it through without compromise.
Greg and Barb Shenton — British Columbia, Canada
I Love It – I Love It – I Love It – I Love It – I Love It – I Love It – I Love It – I Love It
– I Love It – I Love It! What an awesome book. The most impressive in my collection.
Henry Bourne Joy IV — Michigan, USA
Simply put – a Masterpiece! Thank you Rosemarie and Pat for all your vision in capturing this fascinating part of the world. We will enjoy your efforts for the rest of our lives.
Paul Beeston — Toronto, Ontario
Rosemarie og Pat Keoughs ANTARCTICA savner sidestykke. Det er et musealt praktverk som jeg aldri har sett make til - fra storslåtte landskapspanoramaer til utrolige nærbilder av dyreliv og skjøre lavaarter.
Bård Kolltveit — Director Emeritus, Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo
Rosemarie and Pat Keough’s ANTARCTICA is incomparable. It is a museum showpiece whose equal I have never before seen. Motifs – from grand landscape panoramas to close-ups of living creatures and frail lichens – gave me instant pangs of memories from my own visits to this fascinating continent.
Bård Kolltveit — Director Emeritus, Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo
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What an amazing treasure! LABYRINTH SUBLIME is already a family heirloom.
Steven and Tina Barrett — Cornwall, England
LABYRINTH SUBLIME: THE INSIDE PASSAGE is absolutely fabulous. I am blown away.
Richard Ivey — Toronto, Canada
The images left me spell bound. They are so rich with stories of their own.
The juxtaposition of form, colour and perspective shows the coast in a way I had not seen before.
They do for this coast what Ansel Adams did for the Sierras.
Dr. Rob Butler — British Columbia, Canada
LABYRINTH SUBLIME is absolutely magnificent!!! It is truly inspiring to see this blessed part of the world through your eyes! The photography is stunning and so very insightful. I have been up down the coast for many years and taken many photographs. I know what it takes to capture that very special moment! You both have "got it"! You have captured places, moments and an aura that truly is Sublime! I admire you for your creative spirit, your never-ending search for perfection and dedication to the natural world. Thank you for your incredible perseverance to allow no compromises.
Uwe Mummenhoff — Vancouver, Canada
LABYRINTH SUBLIME is simply spectacular, beyond words!!!!! Amazing!!!
Andrew Farnsworth — New York, USA
LABYRINTH SUBLIME is truly a work of ago-old art, showcasing our North Pacific coast as we at Nimmo Bay do with our boats and helicopters. I recommend the Keoughs’ visual odyssey to all who would want to bring the wildlife, ocean, forests, mountains and glaciers right into their own home. Timeless beauty is the only way to describe this treasured tome.
Craig Murray — President, Nimmo Bay Resort, Canada
LABYRINTH SUBLIME is truly remarkable and magnificent in every aspect. Reading and viewing the tome is filled with great reverence and stirring emotions, knowing all the steps in the process of its making and the amount of effort, diligence, devotion and love required to bring it to fruition. The photography is stunning and each image tells a special story of the magical Inside Passage. I was brought to tears of joy in discovering the beauty of what is truly a Labyrinth Sublime.
Deborah Ablin — California, USA
What an incredible work of art!! It just blows my mind!I didn’t think I would ever see anything that would equal or top ANTARCTICA, and I don’t know if I can say LABYRINTH SUBLIME does top it, because how can you exceed perfection? In any event, the Keoughs have shown that perfection can at least be repeated!
Dr. Erwin Bohmfalk — Virginia, USA
An amazing collection of images. I can’t believe the breadth and variety. I was struck almost immediately by the role of humans. Unlike ANTARCTICA where all the people seem like visitors (or maybe even interlopers),
in LABYRINTH SUBLIME the human community seems as much a part of the landscape as the nature around it.
C. Gabriel Traupman — New York, USA
I’ve stood on the side of a ship pulling water bottles while katabatic winds rushed down the inlet; spent countless hours in shoals sitting placidly in a kayak suspended over urchins and starfish. I’ve seen those fish traps and wolf tracks; and I’ve tramped the coast forests and mountains. I’m just dumbfounded. I might well say something about every image in LABYRINTH SUBLIME as they all merge emotion, thoughts and memories.
Dr. Robie MacDonald — Saanich, British Columbia
Truly a book sublime and a joy to experience. LABYRINTH SUBLIME is the precious world in your hands.
Alex Tilley — Toronto, Ontario
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