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Synopsis: The Alex-award winning The Oxford Project is back in an abridged paperback edition. Less expensive, more portable, and retaining all the drama of this extraordinary true tale of a seemingly ordinary Midwestern town through the pictures and words its residents. Equal parts art, American histroy, cultural anthropology, and human narrative - The Oxford Project is at once personal and universal, surprising and predictable, simple and profound.
The Project began in 1984, when photographer Peter Feldstein set out to photograph every single resident of his town, Oxford, IA (pop. 676). He converted an abandoned storefront on Main Street into a makeshift studio and posted fliers inviting people to stop by. At first they trickled in slowly but in the end nearly all of Oxford stood before his lens. Twenty years later, Feldstein decided to do it again. Only this time he invited writer Stephen G. Bloom to join him, and together they went in search of the same Oxford residents Feldstein had originally shot two decades earlier. What emerges is a living composite of a quintessential Midwestern community, told through the words and images of its residents - then and now. This intricate web of human connections among neighbors, friends, and family is the mainstay of small-town American life - unforgettably captured here in Feldstein's candid black-and-white photography and Bloom's rhythmic storytelling.
About the Author:
Peter Feldstein is an artist working at the intersection of photography, drawing, printmaking, and digital imaging. Feldstein's work has been shown in galleries across the country, at eh Des Moines Art Center and has been included in group exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography, Walker Art Center, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He has received an NEA Individual Artist's Grant and two Polaroid Collection Grants. For more than three decades, Feldstein taught photography and digital imaging at the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History.
Stephen G. Bloom is the author of Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America (Harvest Books). He is also the author of a collection of non-fiction stories, Inside the Writer's Mind (Wiley-Blackwell), and Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls (St. Martin's Press). Since 1993, Bloom has taught at the University of Iowa, where he specializes in narrative writing.
Title: The Oxford Project
Publisher: Welcome Books
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Welcome Books. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1599620871I5N00
Book Description Welcome Books. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2729043410
Book Description Welcome Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Good. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear . Seller Inventory # mon0002427260
Book Description Welcome Books. Condition: Very Good. Good shape with typical wear. Has a remainder mark. Paperback Used - Very Good Ships fast! 2010Abridged edition. Seller Inventory # WAIMP14555
Book Description Welcome Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Creased cover, some pages highlihted. Seller Inventory # 1000071724
Book Description Welcome Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_212021894
Book Description Welcome Books, New York, NY, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First Printing. A VERY GOOD, clean, tight copy sans rips/tears, stains, discoloration and interior markings. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED in black-and-white photography with many full-page. "In 1984 artist Peter Feldstein photographed 670 of the 676 residents of Oxford, Iowa. Twenty years later Feldstein, along with writer Stephen G. Bloom, decided to do it again. Therse are their stories." 256 pages. "Hundreds of Oxford residents come to life in these pages. Considered side-by-side, their portraits reveal the inevitable transformations of aging: wide waistlines, wrinkled skin, eyeglasses, and laugh lines. Time leaps back and forth, instantly elapsing twenty years. Babies and children have become parents themselves. The courses of lives have been irrevocably altered by death, births, marriages, infidelities, and divorces." NOTE: Due to size and weight of the book additional shipping cost will be requested/required for EXPEDITED and OUT-OF-U.S. shipment. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 009666
Book Description Welcome Books, 2010. Softcover. Condition: Fair. Reading copy, weak binding with pages starting to loosen; 0.8 x 10.6 x 8.5 Inches; 256 pages. Seller Inventory # 1000056206
Book Description Welcome Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1599620871
Book Description Welcome Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 1599620871 light shelfwear, NICE!. Seller Inventory # Z1599620871Z2