American Roads

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9780821217085: American Roads

A great landscape photographer presents 63 fine color images of the sort of Americana done in text by Least Heat Moon who has introduced this book. Photos range from high altitude aerial shots to a half life-size yellow paint stripe on a North Carolina secondary road. A nostalgic look at the roads that responded to and stimulated the American urge to the auto. Wanderlusters beware. Every serious photography collection must add Boyer's book. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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The "road" has long played a mythic role in our culture, leading to the visions of the American dream given us by Whitman, Kerouac, Frank, and many others. Boyer continues this tradition in a visually arresting and poignant manner. In the introduction by Least Heat-Moon of Blue Highways fame, we are urged not to be lulled by the beauty of the imagery but, rather, startled by the recognition that many of these rural areas are disappearing. In his first compilation, Boyer has indeed produced beautiful images that avoid the nostalgia and sentimentality that are frequent pitfalls of this genre. Recommended to all photography collections in medium and larger libraries; smaller public libraries may want to consider where there is interest.
- Kathy J. Anderson, Onondaga Cty. P.L. , Syracuse, N.Y.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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