Stock Image

The Inhabited Prairie

4 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0700609083 / ISBN 13: 9780700609086
Published by University Press of Kansas
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Auger Down Books, ABAA/ILAB (Brattleboro, VT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 26, 2011 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 20.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Signed by Author 0700609083 A fine copy in a near fine jacket. Signed by Evans on title page. Bookseller Inventory # OS451

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Inhabited Prairie

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

About this title

Synopsis:

If you want to grasp the rich complexity of the past, observes environmental historian Donald Worster, you could do worse than spend time on the prairie. Seen from high above, it is an orderly grid of farmland; closer to ground level, it reveals the industriousness of humanity in the making and remaking of the land.

Considered by many to be lacking in inspiration, the prairie is shown by photographer Terry Evans to be a land of varied textures. Evans seeks to have us pay attention to the ways we perceive both the natural and the cultural in this underappreciated landscape, and in this stunning collection of photographs she reads the land for the stories it has to tell.

Widely known for her spectacular photographs of pristine prairie, Evans here works at low altitudes to focus on the land as an inhabited place. These fifty black-and-white images document specific locations and disclose some of the contradictions and mysteries about how we live on the prairie. Through her lens we view the site of an ancient Indian village, targets on the Smoky Hill Weapons Range, and old country cemeteries; observe the startling contours of plowed fields and sandpits; and witness the tranquility of deer grazing on new winter wheat. All of these images help us to understand the layers of life on the prairie and the complex interweaving of nature and man.

"Outdoor pictures are supposed to be scenes of picturesque beauty," Worster writes in his accompanying essay, "and the prairies have seldom met that ideal for most people. Only a few artists have tried to figure out how to get its tangled, intricate weave into a revealing frame." Terry Evans has met that challenge, staking out a middle ground between the extremes of wilderness and grid to show us that the prairie is more than a commodity to be subdivided and sold. She brings to The Inhabited Prairie a keen sense of understanding combined with deep artistic vision, opening our eyes to a prairie we live with but perhaps seldom see.

From the Back Cover:

Seen from high above, the prairie is an orderly grid of farmland; closer to ground level, it reveals the industriousness of humanity in the making and remaking of the land. Considered by many to be lacking in inspiration, this underappreciated landscape is shown by photographer Terry Evans to be a land of varied textures, and in this collection of photographs she reads the land for the stories it has to tell. Widely known for her spectacular photographs of pristine prairie, Evans here works at low altitudes to focus on the land as an inhabited place. These fifty black-and-white images document specific locations and disclose some of the contradictions and mysteries about how we live on the prairie. Through her lens we view the site of an ancient Indian village, targets on the Smoky Hill Weapons Range, and old country cemeteries; observe the startling contours of plowed fields and sandpits; and witness the tranquillity of deer grazing on new winter wheat. All of these images help us to understand the layers of life on the prairie and the complex interweaving of nature and man.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

A small and highly selective bookseller. Our specialties are academic and scholarly titles, bibliography, history, fiction & poetry, plates and illustrated books, African-Americana and Americana. We grade very conservatively and guarantee all our orders. We are members of the ABAA and ILAB. Thanks for looking!

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Auger Down Books
Marco Panella
1505 Ames Hill Rd.
Brattleb...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal