"SMALL TOWN AMERICA" par David PLOWDEN. Editions Harry N. Abrams, New York. 1994.
SMALL TOWN AMERICA
"SMALL TOWN AMERICA" par David PLOWDEN. Editions Harry N. Abrams, New York. 1994. Imprimé au Japon. in-4 carré, couverture toilée grise sous jaquette photo (état d'usage). 160 pages. Texte en anglais, introduction par David McCullough, illustré de 111 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, pleine page, par David Plowden.
"The photographs of David Plowden, David McCollough once said, "confer a kind of immortality on certain aspects of American civilization before they vanish." In this, his nineteenth book on the American scene, David Plowden, as usual "one step ahead of the wrecking ball," again turns to a part of American culture that was once commonplace but is now in danger of being lost or, at best, forever transformed. With his photographs of barbershops, general stores, schoolhouses, feed mills, Main Streets scenes, and picket-fenced houses, as well as the barbers, customers, librarians, schoolteachers, and postmasters who inhabit them, Plowden has created a vivid portrait of "Small Town America" that will instantly recognized - and mourned - by all Americans. And his poignant, engaging text, grounded in his memories of his own small town upbringing and populated by characters he has met in the course of his work, brings to life the essence of the small town experience..."