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Publisher Comments:

Art. Photography. Using a large-format view camera, David Stark Wilson elevates the architecturally underappreciated utility buildings that dot California's great Central Valley. In both words and pictures, Wilson captures the disquietingly abandoned landscape that, neither "cultural" nor "natural" has, nonetheless, much of the beauty and consequence of both, though it is, like these buildings, an industrial ruin, still in use.

Book News Annotation:

This slightly oversize (11.25x11.25<">) book is filled with a remarkable collection of superb b&w photos of utilitarian structures, now empty and unused, in the wide rural expanses of the Central Valley in California. Wilson, an architect, used a wide-format camera to create portraits of buildings such as grain elevators, tank houses, and stamp mills used in mining. The photos are presented in full-page and two-page format. The text consists of occasional short descriptions of the photos and critical commentary on the disappearance of the small farmer and business owner. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A documentary photography collection highlighting the unexpected beauty, the austere design aspects, and the extraordinary presence and functionality of agricultural structures in the Central Valley, to include: packing sheds, grain silos, wooden tank house outbuildings, and mine elevators. The book features over 75 duotone photographs and approximately 10,000 words of text.

About the Author

David Stark Wilson, born in Berkeley, California, is an award-winning building designer and has been a photographer since the age of seventeen. He is the author of Structures of Utility, published by Heyday in 2003. An avid mountaineer, he began to photograph mountain landscapes at an early age. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, Stacia Cronin, and children, Chase and Kai.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890771621
Author:
Wilson, David Stark
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Buildings
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Architectural & Industrial
Subject:
Architectural photography
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
Photography-Nature and Landscape
Series Volume:
156-158
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11.26x11.32x.79 in. 2.83 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A documentary photography collection highlighting the unexpected beauty, the austere design aspects, and the extraordinary presence and functionality of agricultural structures in the Central Valley, to include: packing sheds, grain silos, wooden tank house outbuildings, and mine elevators. The book features over 75 duotone photographs and approximately 10,000 words of text.
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