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Heartland: The Plains and the Prairie

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Walt Whitman celebrated the American plains thus: “While I know the standard claim is that Yosemite, Niagara Falls, the upper Yellowstone and the like afford the greatest natural shows, I am not so sure but the Prairies and Plains, while less stunning at first sight, last longer, fill the esthetic sense fuller, precede all the rest, and make North America’s characteristic ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published October 21st 2013 by W. W. Norton Company
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The short preface helped me to see the flat land of the US a bit differently, and I’m glad I read it in full before looking at the photographs.
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David Plowden is the author of more than twenty photography books, including Bridges: The Spans of North America, Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography, and Requiem for Steam. He lives in Winnetka, Illinois.