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The Resource This land : an American portrait, Jack Spencer ; foreword by Jon Meacham

This land : an American portrait, Jack Spencer ; foreword by Jon Meacham

Label
This land : an American portrait
Title
This land
Title remainder
an American portrait
Statement of responsibility
Jack Spencer ; foreword by Jon Meacham
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jarred by the 9/11 attacks, photographer Jack Spencer set out in 2003 "in hopes of making a few 'sketches' of AMerican in order to gain some clarity on what it meant to be living in this nation at this moment at this time." Across thirteen years, all lower forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles of driving, Spencer created a vast, encompassing portrait of the Amaerican landscape that is both contemporary and timeless. This land presents some one hundred and forty photographs that span the nation, from Key West to Death Valley and Texas to Montana. From the monochromatic and distressed black-and-white images that began the series to the oversaturated color of more recent years, these photographs present a startingly fresh persepective on America. The breadth of imagery in this land brings to mind the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt, while also evoking the sense of the open roads traveled by Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac. Spencer's pictorialist vision embraces the sweeping variety of American landscapes -- coasts, deltas, forest, deserts, mountain ranges, and prairies -- and iconic places such as Mount Rushmore and Wounded Knee. Jon Meacham writes in the forward that Spencer's "most surprising images are of the a country that I suspect many of us believed had disappeared. The fading churches, the roaming bison, the running horses: Spencer has found a mythical world, except it is real, and it now, and it is ours."
Member of
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spencer, Jack
Dewey number
770.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR660.5
LC item number
.S68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Meacham, Jon
Series statement
William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape photography
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
This land : an American portrait, Jack Spencer ; foreword by Jon Meacham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
29 x 34 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781477311899
Lccn
2016014230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)946032023
Label
This land : an American portrait, Jack Spencer ; foreword by Jon Meacham
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
29 x 34 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781477311899
Lccn
2016014230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)946032023

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