The Inhabited Prairie

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"Terry Evans's beautiful pictures are made with a sure sense of design and with clear pleasure in seeing. They are also a way for her to understand the complexities of the prairie, a land she knows well. To those of us who know it not nearly as well, the wide and flat prairie seems large, clear, perhaps even predictable, but in these aerial pictures she reveals a marvelous fabric of geological design and the contemporary engagement with land, an interweaving of ancient and modern history revealed in the forms left by a prehistoric sea and the
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"Terry Evans's beautiful pictures are made with a sure sense of design and with clear pleasure in seeing. They are also a way for her to understand the complexities of the prairie, a land she knows well. To those of us who know it not nearly as well, the wide and flat prairie seems large, clear, perhaps even predictable, but in these aerial pictures she reveals a marvelous fabric of geological design and the contemporary engagement with land, an interweaving of ancient and modern history revealed in the forms left by a prehistoric sea and the shadow of a deer passing through a bombing range."—Sandra S. Phillips, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Musem of Modern Art

"Terry Evans, a lifetime inhabitant of the American prairie, is not bound strictly to the land as she takes in its beauty and troubles. She flies over its continental immensity by airplane. From her point of view and skills as an artist, one realizes that all that has been written and sung about this land has been perhaps no exaggeration, either in magnificence or concern."—David Travis, Curator of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago

Author Biography: Currently a resident of Chicago, Terry Evans lived for twenty-six years in Salina, Kansas, and serves on the board of directors of The Land Institute. Her work is included in the permanent collections of such museums as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art. Her other books include Prairie: Images of Ground and Sky and Disarming the Prairie.

Donald Worster is Hall Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of Kansas. His books include Nature's Economy, Rivers of Empire, and Dust Bowl.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780700609086
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 10.15 (w) x 11.81 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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