Cleveland, Ohio photographer Barney Taxel has spent over a decade, during all seasons, exploring the stunning landmark- Lake View Cemetery. The culmination of the personal project is this collection of over two hundred of his creations that reveal the spirit and essence of Lake View Cemetery. He captures unusual images of the famous Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel and reveals the artistic splendors of the landscape, stonework, and memorials. The book also includes a history of the Lake View Cemetery based on archival research and meditations on time, place, and nature, by writer/ collaborator Laura Taxel. The book’s introduction is written by Thomas E. Hinson, Emeritus Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art. Lake View Cemetery, founded in 1869, was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. Over 107,000 individuals are interred on the sprawling 285 acre expanse that is located four and one-half miles from Cleveland’s Public Square. According to an 1870 Plain Dealer report, the cemetery was designed to combine all the attractive features that “nature and true art can produce” to harmonize nature’s alphabet—“stone, earth, wood and water.” The landscape was laid out with broad avenues and shady walks “near the fountains in view of many a rustic pile [edifice] and quiet grave and stately monument.” The cemetery became the burial place for many of Cleveland’s prominent citizens including President James A. Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, and J. H. Wade.