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Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0938903420
ISBN-10: 093890342X
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About the Author

Abigail Foerstner teaches science and environmental journalism at Northwestern University. She is the author of Picturing Utopia: Bertha Shambaugh and the Amana Photographers and James Van Allen: The First Eight Billion Miles.


John Rohrbach is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Amon Center Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke and Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; 1 edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 093890342X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0938903420
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on September 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Sixty years of shooting. Her work is absolutely gorgeous.
I had the great luck of meeting Barbara recently at a party where this book was sitting on the coffee table.
She proceeded to go through the book and discuss various work and what was involved in their creation.
Just an amazing vision. and constantly innovating and evolving. Yet always gorgeous and inviting.
One of her newer works was also on display at this private gathering and it was absolutely mind blowing to experience in person. Hypnotic.....mesmerizing.
almost an organic version of standing in front of a bank of tv screens all tuned to different channels.
(this piece by the way, is the first thing you'll see at her show at Chicago's Cultural Center, opening Oct. 1st. don't miss this show!)
this book is beautiful and sumptuously printed (and I'm very picky), spans her whole career, from her days at the ID (shout out!) to her time at the AIC and beyond.
Her work is amazing and inspiring. There is a sophisticated elegance about all her imagery, I call it delicious.
She's an original and a classic. and still shooting.
this book deserves a place on your shelf.
Highly recommended
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