Dan Martensen's Photographs from the American Southwest is a body of work made between 2001 and 2011. In 2001Dan began taking road trips. Drawn to its vast lonely landscape, the raw conditions of both the environment and the life, and the beautiful decay of the desert, he immediately fell under the spell of the Southwest United States. During these years Dan began spending time documenting everything he saw as he passed through the landscape from West Texas to the California desert. The road tells the story, as the photographs in this series are evidence of the state of the country as seen by the lens of a voyeur passing through. Shuttered doors on main street, Jesus Christ billboards, foreclosures, big box stores, gas guzzling cars, and the reality of the American dream, all preserved in time by the dry desert air. All of which, forgotten places, their beauty unnoticed if not for an interested passerby.
This volume takes stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of archaeology of the American Southwest. Themed chapters on method and theory are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of all major cultural traditions in the region, from the Paleoindians, to Chaco Canyon, to the onset of Euro-American imperialism.
Painted By A Distant Hand – Mimbres Pottery of the American Southwest
This travel guide helps you to get the most from your visit to the Southwest US. Introducing the Southwest maps the region, and sets it in its historical and cultural context. The region includes the two states of New Mexico and Arizona, the city of Las Vegas, and sizeable chunks of Colorado and Utah. Each chaptet describes important sights, using maps, photographs, and illustrations. Recommended restaurants and hotels are listed in Travelers' Needs, as is advice on accommodations and food. The Survival Guide has tips on such issues as transportation and tipping.
The American southwest, from the Grand Canyon to the desert landscapes, has always held allure for visitors from around the world. Acclaimed travel author Bill Weir, author of more than 16 books on Arizona, takes readers on several unforgettable car trips into the wilds of the West.
Explore ghosts and mysteries across the American Southwest. Learn about the traveling rocks of Devils Racetrack in Death Valley. Experience the spirits of criminals in the Yuma Territorial Prison, and find out the strange way one prisoner escaped. Stay the night in the St. James Hotel and encounter spirits that mingled with the likes of Jesse James and Black Jack Ketchum. Take a journey to Elizabethtown where the resident ghost was a serial killer in life, and possibly in death. Enjoy a drink in Virginia City where the dusty miner sitting next to you may just be a ghost. Find out why you may want to avoid driving on Route 491, at least when youre alone. The Southwest has haunts for you, from an old ghost town to the local corner store.
DK Eyewitness "Dordogne, Bordeaux & The Southwest Coast" will lead you straight to the best attractions this romantic region of France has on offer. The guide explores every facet of what makes the region irresistible. You can explore all the chateaux, churches, cafes, vineyards, villages, gorges, beaches, caves and much more. The tips and advice for getting around make exploring the country effortless. The guide comes packed with photographs, illustrations and maps plus reviews and listings for hotels, restaurants and bars for all budgets. Visiting Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast becomes a lot easier with the cutaways and floorplans of all major sights, plus walks, scenic routes and thematic tours with sights, markets and festivals listed town by town. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide "Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast" shows you what others only tell you.
E O Hoppe?s Amerika – Modernist Photographs from the 1920s
Revealing and insightful, Lauren Greenfield's classic monograph on the lives of American girls is back in print. Greenfield's award-winning photographs capture the ways in which girls are affected by American popular culture. With an eye for both the common and the eccentric, she visits girls of all ages, discussing issues ranging from eating disorders and self-mutilation to spring break and prom. With more than 100 mesmerizing photographs, 18 interviews, and an introduction by social and cultural historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg, this book is as vital and relevant now as when it was first published.
This biography of American composer, pianist, and conductor Leonard Bernstein takes readers from his childhood in Boston to his spectacular professional conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1943. Illustrated with archival photographs, mostly from the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress, this book showcases the verve, energy, and wit of one of the greatest American musicians of the twentieth century. A foreword by Bernstein's daughter Jamie is included.
The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History
A Living Lens – Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Foward
A Living Lens – Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward