With a curiosity for exploring new lands and cultures in the late 1800s, British author, traveler and naturalist Isabella Bird blazed quite a trail, one that is followed lovingly by Kiyonori Kanasaka with his collection of photographs that capture Bird’s heart and vision, replicating the images she witnessed in her journeys around the world.

In the footsteps of Isabella Bird, by Kiyonori Kanasaka.
Heibonsha, Photography.

Kanasaka manages to express the same feel and enthusiasm Bird portrayed within her travelogues and illustrations. He reveals the world seen through Bird’s unique perspective in this coffee-table book, with side-by-side comparisons of then and now annotated in English and Japanese. Readers take a journey with both Bird and Kanasaka on this vibrant photo adventure.

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