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Synopsis: Abandoned buildings in the West are the subjects of these haunting photographs by Steve Fitch. Some of the pictures show public buildings, but most are of homes. Fitch has photographed interiors rather than the architectural silhouettes that stand out against the empty landscape.
Settlers were attracted to the Great Plains during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but they didn’t stay. Some left even before the Dust Bowl, and much of the rural High Plains is still losing population. The very climate that drove people away now preserves their leavings. There are ruins, datable as any archaeological artifacts, from any presidential administration you might name. Visible everywhere is the detritus of daily life left as if someone will soon return: a coffee cup, a child’s drawing, a television set, a half-drunk bottle of beer in a bar.
Anyone who has ever traveled by car through the Great Plains has seen the empty houses that Steve Fitch photographed during the final decades of the twentieth century. Now he lets us into the melancholy beauty of what’s left behind. Fitch’s essay explains his approach to this project, Evelyn Schlatter and Kathleen Howe set the project in the contexts of the history of the American West and the history of photography, and poet Merrill Gilfillan ponders the meaning of ruins.
From the Publisher: Abandoned buildings in the West are the subjects of these haunting photographs depicting the daily life and melancholy beauty of what was left behind. The seventy-four color photos are a reminder of the American West as it used to be.
Title: Gone: Photographs of Abandonment on the High...
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PRESS, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Photography>Photographers. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978082632960802. Seller Inventory # 01978082632960802
Book Description University of New Mexico Press 2002-12-16, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: good. 1. 0826329608. Seller Inventory # 588617
Book Description University of New Mexico Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # 268105
Book Description University of New Mexico Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020826329608
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Book Description Hardcover Dec 16, 2002. Condition: Good. Ex-library copy with usual ex-library characteristics and a tight binding!. Seller Inventory # 15853
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Book Description University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 2003. First edition. Oblong hardcover. First printing. Foreword by Merrill Gilfillan. Text by Steve Fitch, Kathleen Stewart Howe, and Evelyn A. Schlatter A collection of haunting color photographs taken in abandoned homes and public buildings. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Signed by Fitch on the title page and uncommon as such. An underrated book. Seller Inventory # 148387