Structures of Utility: Vernacular Architecture of the Great Central Valley

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Art. Photography. Using a large-format view camera, David Stark Wilson elevates the architecturally underappreciated utility buildings that dot California's great Central Valley. In both words and pictures, Wilson captures the disquietingly abandoned landscape that, neither "cultural" nor "natural" has, nonetheless, much of the beauty and consequence of both, though it is, like these buildings, an industrial ruin, still in use.

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Overview

Art. Photography. Using a large-format view camera, David Stark Wilson elevates the architecturally underappreciated utility buildings that dot California's great Central Valley. In both words and pictures, Wilson captures the disquietingly abandoned landscape that, neither "cultural" nor "natural" has, nonetheless, much of the beauty and consequence of both, though it is, like these buildings, an industrial ruin, still in use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890771621
  • Publisher: Heyday
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 11.32 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

David Stark Wilson, born in Berkeley, California, is an award-winning building designer and has been a photographer since the age of seventeen. He is the author of Structures of Utility, published by Heyday in 2003. An avid mountaineer, he began to photograph mountain landscapes at an early age. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, Stacia Cronin, and children, Chase and Kai.

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