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State Fair (Focus on American History) Hardcover – April 1, 2006

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Arthur Grace's State Fair is an affectionate, skillful, and keen observation of a quirky phase of our human comedy. In deceptively casual black-and-white photographs totally absent of attitude and theatrics, his instant observation quickly cuts to the chase, presenting visuals with nothing superfluous and nothing left out. Let us thank our lucky stars that Grace has taken the time and energy to examine and bring us something of our American culture that is original, unique, and essentially uncorrupted. (Elliott Erwitt)

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Arthur Grace is a former staff photographer for Newsweek magazine.
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Product Details

  • Series: Focus on American History
  • Hardcover: 127 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292712871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292712874
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,583,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What a terrific book. Arthur Grace takes you inside America via a stroll along the great midways of the country fair. What better way to find the real America. The use of B&W allows the viewer to delve into the contents of the photo, rather than being seduced by the color. Highly recommended.
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Format: Hardcover
These photographs are extraordinary capturing a vivid part of American life that many urban Americans no longer see. Some of its funny. Some of its poignant. Some of its immensely sad. Only in America. Kudos to a great photographer.
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I have seen other books by Arthur Grace that I liked a lot better than this one. Many of the pictures are from the 80's, & I was looking for something with earlier pictures. This was just ok
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