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Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) [Hardcover]

Keith Davis , Jane Aspinwall , April Watson


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1 Feb 2013 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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' 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.

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Keith F. Davis is senior curator of photography, Jane L. Aspinwall is associate curator, and April M. Watson is associate curator, all at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful in all Respects 27 May 2013
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Just incredibly beautiful photos and beautifully done. Terry Evans is a real professional who always manages to exceed one's anticipation.
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans 2 Mar 2013
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I especially loved this book because it contains photographs of Kansas, where I live. Terry captured the real essence of all the places where she photographed.
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