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DREAMS IN DRY PLACES.

Roger Bruhn

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ISBN 10: 0803212143 / ISBN 13: 9780803212145
Published by Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Pr., 1990., 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Sq. 4to. xix p., 118 b/w plates, buildings & interiors in Nebraska. Notes on the plates. Fine in dw. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # geEAst3081

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Title: DREAMS IN DRY PLACES.

Publisher: Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Pr., 1990.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: F.

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Against a stark horizon in a harsh climate, settlers in Nebraska everywhere erected monuments to their optimism. The buildings pictured in Dreams in Dry Places are not just famous landmarks like the State Capitol but also humble farmhouses, barns, grain elevators, courthouses, banks, churches, stores, and theaters. They represent every kind of architecture to be found in Nebraska--folk, high-style, commercial, residential, pioneer, and modern; the unexpected and the familiar, the poetic and the prosaic, good and bad. Caught by Roger Bruhn's camera, these structures always suggest the spiritual resources of their builders and inhabitants, who struggled for a livelihood on the Great Plains.

Dreams in Dry Places has an architecture of its own, beginning and ending with images of the natural landscape and in between revealing unexpected continuities among disparate structures and settings, juxtapositions of forms, and the vanities and vagaries of architectural style. Exterior and interior shots are combined to show how a sense of openness pervades design. The 118 photographs are in black and white--the color of dreams. In his introduction Bruhn writes, "With images alone, I hope to make you feel something about striving, about aspirations, about dreams."

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Roger Bruhn is a self-employed photographer and graphic designer who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ted Kooser, the well-known Nebraska poet, describes Bruhn's field of vision in his foreward. Edward F. Zimmer, who supplied notes on the buildings depicted, is historic preservation planner for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department.

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