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Once President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted 160 acres of free land to anyone with the grit to farm it for five years, the rush to the Great Plains was on. Solomon D. Butcher was there to document it, amassing more than three thousand photographs and compiling the most complete record of the sod house era ever made.

Butcher (1856and#8211;1927) staked his claim on the plains in 1880. He didnand#8217;t like farming, but he found another way to thrive. He had learned the art of photography as a teenager, and he began taking pictures of his friends and neighbors. Butcher noticed how fast the vast land was and#8220;settling up,and#8221; so he formed the plan that would become his lifeand#8217;s workand#8212;to record the frontier days in words and images.

Alongside sixty-two of Butcherand#8217;s iconic photographs, Light on the Prairie conveys the irrepressible spirit of a man whose passion would give us a firsthand look at the men and women who settled the Great Plains. Like his subjects, Butcher was a pioneer, even though he held a camera more often than a plow.

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Synopsis:

These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael.

This new translation, specially commissioned for the Oxford World's Classics series, contains thirty-six of the most important lives. Fully annotated and with a brand new package, Lives of the Artists is an invaluable classic to add to your collection.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Nancy Plain is the author of nine childrenand#8217;s books, including With One Sky Above Us: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians, winner of the 2010 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction, and Sagebrush and Paintbrush: The Story of Charlie Russell, the Cowboy Artist, winner of the 2008 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction. Her books have also won the Carter G. Woodson Honor award and First Place in Childrenand#8217;s Nonfiction from the National Federation of Press Women.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199537198
Subtitle:
Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days
Author:
Vasari, Giorgio
Translator:
Bondanella, Julia Conway
Translator:
Bondanella, Peter
Author:
null, Julia Conway
Author:
Bondanella, Peter
Author:
Plain, Nancy
Author:
null, Peter
Author:
null, Giorgio
Author:
Bondanella, Julia Conway
Publisher:
Bison Books
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - Renaissance
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20120901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
62 photographs
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael.

This new translation, specially commissioned for the Oxford World's Classics series, contains thirty-six of the most important lives. Fully annotated and with a brand new package, Lives of the Artists is an invaluable classic to add to your collection.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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