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Mark Klett: Wendover: The Half-Life of History Hardcover – December 31, 2011


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Radius Books (December 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934435392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934435397
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,778,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Klett's artful and striking photographs often parse the most minute details: a broken windowpane, a bent nail, .50-caliber bullets found at the machine-gun range. These fragments stand in for Wendover, just as the base stands in for the birth of nuclear destruction. (Dana Jennings The New York Times 2012-03-08)

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This is a poetic journey told through images about the forgotten atomic age in America. Klett gives a window onto the Wendover Air base. He asks us to consider this place's role in the atomic bomb and the base's past present and future. The images of a decaying Wendover are interlaced with images from Japan and historic press photos. Although different from Mark Klett's other work the photographs are haunting and beautiful. This is a worth while photo book that ties these two distant places and times together, a great addition to your shelf of photo books.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jason Rainey on October 26, 2012
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I was so excited to get this book.
It arrived and I drank in the images like a Fiend.
Stunning- haunting . Then....... I came across an image. AN Icon Image of Wendover's Landmarks and The information is WRONG!
The Image of Wendover Will called Cactus Petes Casino. (Catcus Petes is in Jackpot). I am so Disappointed. Wendover Will for years stood on the boarder of Utah and Nevada. It was moved once onto the nevada side in the late &0's and after the Stateline Hotel and Casino was sold the Iconic sign was moved again further up the hill towards Nine Mile. The sad thing is the sign at the time the photo was taken even still had the Sate line sign in neon visable.
For many That sign stated Where the west begins and I for one still think that is true.
I decided to keep the book but i will not show it to anyone give it anyone or speak of it again.
Sad that trees had to die because of this travesty.
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