Unlimited [Travel Book] Ñ A Handful of Dust: Disappearing America - by David Plowden ↠


  • Title: A Handful of Dust: Disappearing America
  • Author: David Plowden
  • ISBN: 9780393060331
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Since making his earliest documentary photographs in the 1950s, David Plowden has honored those proud structures and places that America has discarded from brawny commercial and industrial centers to small towns and farms He reveres the honest work and spirit that built them But the scene has changed much in the last five decades, and what s left of the honesty of smallSince making his earliest documentary photographs in the 1950s, David Plowden has honored those proud structures and places that America has discarded from brawny commercial and industrial centers to small towns and farms He reveres the honest work and spirit that built them But the scene has changed much in the last five decades, and what s left of the honesty of small communities and the working of the land is all but gone, dealt a death blow by outsourcing, conglomerization, and our incessant drive to buy cheap at any cost The America of these photographs is a bittersweet reminder of things once cherished and a life no longer possible Deserted Main Streets and crumbling facades stare at us blindly Abandoned houses and buildings reach back to ground Plowden s work is a sad symphony incomparably and irresistibly beautiful, while reminding us of our loss.
    David Plowden
    David Plowden is the author of than twenty photography books, including Bridges The Spans of North America, Vanishing Point Fifty Years of Photography, and Requiem for Steam He lives in Winnetka, Illinois.

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    Commentaires:

    CatherineMustread
    Abandoned buildings, farms, factories, and grain elevators document the demise of an era in these intensely desolate photographs. Of the 76 plates included, the majority are from small towns in Iowa, Kansas and Illinois but Chicago, Brooklyn, New Mexico and a half dozen other states are also represented. In the 15 pages of text Plowden writes of revisiting places he first photographed in the 1970s. David Plowden is to photography what David McCullough is to history. I love his photographs – wi [...]

    Bill
    Plowden's photos are marvelously evocative as always. His introductory text moves them to a dimension beyond ruin porn. Usually when you see pictures of rural decay you respond to that evocativeness and to the formal beauty of the scenes. Plowdwn connects you to the stories behind these mostly Midwestern images in the same way that he's connected, by talking about what these places (and the people who once populated them) were like when he first photographed them years ago. There really is a nar [...]

    Dearwassily
    This is where I want to live, in these images.

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