Portraits of America

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9780792264187: Portraits of America

Whether exploring the reclusive communities of the Amish and Hutterites, probing the gritty existence of the American cowboy, or revealing the quiet beauty of the Minnesota lakes, William Albert Allard has helped define America in all its diversity. From rodeos to blues singers, from William Faulkner’s Mississippi to minor league baseball, Allard has turned his camera toward parts of our heritage that are often overlooked. His other award-winning books include The Vanishing Breed and A Time We Knew.

Portraits of America features 165 of Allard’s finest photographs. Presented in chronological order, with incisive introductions to each section written by Allard himself, these photographs show the creative development of a remarkably gifted artist.

Pulitzer Prize­winning author Richard Ford contributes a foreword that places Allard’s photography within the context of the American experience. Art aficionados and lovers of Americana alike delight in this beautifully designed and thoughtful collection from a man who has become a legend in the world photographic community.
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About the Author :

William Albert Allard was born in Minneapolis in 1937. Currently a staff photographer and writer for National Geographic magazine, he has contributed to over 25 magazine articles in his career. Allard has published four critically acclaimed books: The Vanishing Breed—which received the Leica Medal of excellence and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Award in 1982—The Photographic Essay, A Time We Knew, and Time at the Lake: A Minnesota Album. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
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From Library Journal :

In this career-spanning collection of photographs, National Geographic photojournalist Allard presents a beautiful cross-section of America over nearly 40 years. Beginning his career with photos of Amish life in Lancaster County, PA, he continues with pictures of the elusive Hutterites (a small Amish-like sect in Montana), life in the West, the highest and lowest classes in the Deep South, the lakes of Minnesota, and American rodeo culture. The high points of the photographic journey, however, are photo essays of minor league baseball and blues culture in Chicago, New Orleans, and Mississippi. Included are great character studies along with sweeping landscape shots and eye-catching photographs of people in action. This book is an outstanding look at life in American subcultures in the mid- to late 20th century and is recommended for all libraries. Mark Bay, Hagan Memorial Lib., Cumberland Coll., Williamsburg, KY
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Description du livre National Geographic Books, United States, 2001. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Part of New National Geographic Insight Series featuring breathtaking photographic retrospectives by individual photographers on a variety of subjects. Photographers will be profiled in ongoing, daily segments of the same name on the new National Geographic Channel, reaching more than 100 million households worldwide. Portraits of America will focus on the American photography of one of the world s best photographers. A legend in the photographic community, William Albert Allard has documented aspects of the American experience for a period scanning four decades. From the gritty tough-life existence of the American Cowboy to the heritage of the American Blues Highway, Allard has concentrated on segments of this country that have been largely overlooked. Whether interpreting William Faulkner s Mississippi or exploring the lifestyles around minor league baseball, Allard brings a sharp, creative focus to his work. This 256-page book will be printed on a heavyweight matte stock and feature around 175 of Allard s best photographs. A foreword by Richard Ford will introduce Allard and his work and will be followed by sections on the various subjects that Allard has photographed. Allard has written incisive introductions to these sections. The portfolios are the heart and soul of the book. They feature photographs of the different cross-sections that Allard has documented. The portfolios are presented in chronological order showing the creative development of the photographer 1. The Amish, 1964 Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 2. Missouri Breaks, 1996; 3. Along the Blues Highway, 1997; 4. Rodeo, 1998; 5. Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 6. The Hutterites, 1969; 7. The American West, 1966 - 1979; 8. Faulkeners Country, 1986 - 1987; 9. Minor League Baseball, 1990; 10. Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 11. Missouri Breaks, 1996; 12. Along the Blues Highway, 1997; 13. Rodeo, 1998. N° de réf. du libraire FLT9780792264187

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Description du livre National Geographic Books, United States, 2005. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Part of New National Geographic Insight Series featuring breathtaking photographic retrospectives by individual photographers on a variety of subjects. Photographers will be profiled in ongoing, daily segments of the same name on the new National Geographic Channel, reaching more than 100 million households worldwide. Portraits of America will focus on the American photography of one of the world s best photographers. A legend in the photographic community, William Albert Allard has documented aspects of the American experience for a period scanning four decades. From the gritty tough-life existence of the American Cowboy to the heritage of the American Blues Highway, Allard has concentrated on segments of this country that have been largely overlooked. Whether interpreting William Faulkner s Mississippi or exploring the lifestyles around minor league baseball, Allard brings a sharp, creative focus to his work. This 256-page book will be printed on a heavyweight matte stock and feature around 175 of Allard s best photographs. A foreword by Richard Ford will introduce Allard and his work and will be followed by sections on the various subjects that Allard has photographed.Allard has written incisive introductions to these sections. The portfolios are the heart and soul of the book. They feature photographs of the different cross-sections that Allard has documented. The portfolios are presented in chronological order showing the creative development of the photographer 1. The Amish, 1964 Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 2. Missouri Breaks, 1996; 3. Along the Blues Highway, 1997; 4. Rodeo, 1998; 5. Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 6. The Hutterites, 1969; 7. The American West, 1966 - 1979; 8. Faulkeners Country, 1986 - 1987; 9. Minor League Baseball, 1990; 10. Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 11. Missouri Breaks, 1996; 12. Along the Blues Highway, 1997; 13. Rodeo, 1998. N° de réf. du libraire FLT9780792264187

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