Home: Tom Arndt's Minnesota

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"For forty years, acclaimed photographer and native Minnesotan Tom Arndt has been documenting the faces of Minnesota with unparalleled skill and candor. In Home, Arndt presents what he calls "a poem to my home state" through a series of poignant and compelling photographs that highlight the unique character of Minnesota." "From Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis to Main Street in Willmar, from carnival workers at the state fair to drag racing fans in Anoka, and from small town street dances to the sidewalks of Minneapolis, Home captures everyday life ...
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Overview

"For forty years, acclaimed photographer and native Minnesotan Tom Arndt has been documenting the faces of Minnesota with unparalleled skill and candor. In Home, Arndt presents what he calls "a poem to my home state" through a series of poignant and compelling photographs that highlight the unique character of Minnesota." "From Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis to Main Street in Willmar, from carnival workers at the state fair to drag racing fans in Anoka, and from small town street dances to the sidewalks of Minneapolis, Home captures everyday life in the North Star State. By allowing people's lives to speak for themselves, Arndt s photographs reveal the often forgotten moments that build common bridges across a diverse and ever-changing state." Enriched with more than 100 photographs, along with a personal and insightful preface by the author and a foreword by Garrison Keillor, Home is a landmark testimony to the people and culture of Minnesota. Arndt approaches his subjects - he would call them neighbors - with honesty, empathy, and humanity, and what emerges is a portrait of Minnesota that is at once achingly familiar and surprisingly new.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816658954
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 11.60 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor

Tom Arndt has been documenting his home state of Minnesota for more than forty years. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His first book, Men in America, coincided with an exhibition at the National Museum of American Art. He lives in St. Paul.

Biography

Garrison Keillor is the author of thirteen books, including Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Wobegon Boy, and Lake Wobegon Days. From 1999-2001, Keillor wrote a column "Dear Mr. Blue: Advice for Lovers and Writers" on Salon.com. Keillor's popular Saturday-night public radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is in its twenty-seventh season. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Gary Edward Keillor (real name)
      Garrison Keillor
    2. Hometown:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 7, 1942
    2. Place of Birth:
      Anoka, Minnesota
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

Table of Contents

Foreword Garrison Keillor Keillor, Garrison

Preface: My Minnesota Family

Introduction Working at Home George Slade Slade, George

Home

Photographer's Notes

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Pictures of Real life in Minnesota

    Wonderful pictoral review of Minnesota. I particularly like the 1960 and 1970's photos. Tom Arndt has a connection with his camera that peels back the layers and captures the soul of the people he photographs. What a pleasure to look at this wonderful book. I would recommend this to anyone. If you are from Minnesota and you want to go back in time and recall some of your old memories...this is the book for you. Absolutely fabulous!

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