Heartland : the photographs of Terry Evans /
by Davis, Keith F [author.]; Aspinwall, Jane Lee [author.]; Watson, April M [author.]; Zugazagoitia, Julián; Evans, Terry; Bunch, Kaitlyn; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art [host institution,]; Hall Family Foundation (Kansas City, Mo.) [printer.].Material type: BookDescription: 220 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780300190755; 0300190751.Other title: Photographs of Terry Evans.Subject(s): Evans, Terry, 1944- -- Exhibitions | Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions | Landscape photography -- Exhibitions
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"Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, October 20, 2012 - January 20, 2013"--Title page verso.
"This volume is one in a series based on the Hallmark Photographic Collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art"--Title page verso.
"The landscape and people of the American Midwest have captivated photographer Terry Evans (b. 1944) throughout her forty-year photographic career. Evans has a deep connection to her native region, which she has explored from a variety of visual and thematic perspectives. Heartland traces the evolution of Evans's vision, beginning in the early 1970s with her social documentary images of people in Kansas. She became a landscape photographer in 1978, focusing on the grasses, land, and skies of the prairie; this was followed by an aerial survey of the entire Great Plains, from Texas to Canada. She has also photographed Chicago from the air, an abandoned military site, small-town life in Kansas, and historical samples of prairie flora and fauna from Chicago's Field Museum. More recently, she has documented the steel industry in the Midwest and oil and gas drilling in North Dakota. This generously illustrated book examines all of these works, which together reveal the enduring beauty of the prairie landscape"--Publisher's website.
Director's foreword -- Preface and acknowledgments -- Figure-ground : Terry Evans and the art of landscape photography / by Keith F. Davis -- Rooted in history : depictions of prairie / by Jane L. Aspinwall -- "As above, so below" : the humane perspective of Terry Evans's aerial landscapes / by April M. Watson -- Plates -- Terry Evans : chronology / by Kaitlyn Bunch -- Sources and influences : a personal bibliography / by Terry Evans.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218).