Portraits of America

Portraits of America

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
Whether exploring the reclusive communities of the Amish and Hutterites, probing the gritty existence of the American cowboy, or revealing the quiet beauty of the Minnesota lakes, William Albert Allard has helped define America in all its diversity. From rodeos to blues singers, from William Faulkner’s Mississippi to minor league baseball, Allard has turned his camera toward parts of our heritage that are often overlooked. His other award-winning books include The Vanishing Breed and A Time We Knew.

Portraits of America features 165 of Allard’s finest photographs. Presented in chronological order, with incisive introductions to each section written by Allard himself, these photographs show the creative development of a remarkably gifted artist.

Pulitzer Prize­winning author Richard Ford contributes a foreword that places Allard’s photography within the context of the American experience. Art aficionados and lovers of Americana alike delight in this beautifully designed and thoughtful collection from a man who has become a legend in the world photographic community.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
Presents the photographer's images taken over forty years in chronological order, displaying his vision of the American landscape from Nevada cow camps to the Memphis music scene to Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Baker
& Taylor

A retrospective collection of the photographs of William Albert Allard, author of The Vanishing Breed, encompasses 165 of the photographer's finest photographs, presented in chronological order, that capture the rich diversity of American people and landscapes.

Simon and Schuster
Whether exploring the reclusive communities of the Amish and Hutterites, probing the gritty existence of the American cowboy, or revealing the quiet beauty of the Minnesota lakes, William Albert Allard has helped define America in all its diversity. From rodeos to blues singers, from William Faulkner’s Mississippi to minor league baseball, Allard has turned his camera toward parts of our heritage that are often overlooked. His other award-winning books include The Vanishing Breed and A Time We Knew.

Portraits of America features 165 of Allard’s finest photographs. Presented in chronological order, with incisive introductions to each section written by Allard himself, these photographs show the creative development of a remarkably gifted artist.

Pulitzer Prize­winning author Richard Ford contributes a foreword that places Allard’s photography within the context of the American experience. Art aficionados and lovers of Americana alike delight in this beautifully designed and thoughtful collection from a man who has become a legend in the world photographic community.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Insight, c2001
ISBN: 9780792264187
0792264185
Branch Call Number: 779.9973 ALL
Characteristics: 256 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm

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