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Riassunto: From prize-winning pigs to corn dog-eating contests, from beauty queens to marching bands, from gravity-defying midway rides to miracle machines for back pain, from butter sculptures to demolition derbies, state fairs are a mother lode of pure Americana. State Fair is a visual distillation of Arthur Grace's photographic odyssey through fairs in ten states - California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia.Time and again, regardless of geographical location, Grace's images deftly capture the strange mixture of the traditional, the kitsch, and the off-the-wall that is unique to these annual gatherings, which began as a celebration of rural American life and have evolved into super-sized extravaganzas. Whether the photographs show the beaming pride of 4-H egg champions, the intensity of a tattooed arm wrestler, or a forlorn alligator waiting to be 'wrestled' in a wading pool, the authenticity of Grace's imagery is unmistakable. You can almost hear the shouts from the midway, smell the animals in the barns, and taste the cherry pie.Sure to bring back vivid memories for anyone who's ever attended a state fair, and bound to entice the uninitiated, "State Fair" reminds us how much we still crave to go out and have real experiences beyond the fantasies we see on our computer, TV, and movie screens. It shows that far from being an anachronism in the twenty-first century, state fairs are a vital, living tradition throughout America.
L'autore: Arthur Grace is a former staff photographer for Newsweek magazine.
Titolo: State Fair (Focus on American History)
Casa editrice: University of Texas Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2006. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP34750146
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2583573104
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802927128743.0
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press 2006-04-01, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0292712871. Codice libro della libreria 494670
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: University of Texas Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. pristine AS NEW copy. BP. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1474820449526
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, Austin, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unpriced dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Fine duotone photo reproductions throughout. Square 4to. 127 pp. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Codice libro della libreria 87699
Descrizione libro University of Texas Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110292712871
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97802927128741.0