The Gift to be Simple: Life in the Amish Country

The Gift to be Simple: Life in the Amish Country

by Bill Coleman
     
 

Few photographers can boast of acceptance by and access to a remote Amish community, but Bill Coleman has had the good fortune to spend the past 25 years capturing its daily events in beautiful full-color images. From breadmaking to haymaking to community barn raisings, he takes readers on a visual journey through a Pennsylvanian valley largely untouched by

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Few photographers can boast of acceptance by and access to a remote Amish community, but Bill Coleman has had the good fortune to spend the past 25 years capturing its daily events in beautiful full-color images. From breadmaking to haymaking to community barn raisings, he takes readers on a visual journey through a Pennsylvanian valley largely untouched by tourists and the trappings of modern existence. Whether it's a buggy traversing a winter farmscape, a woman quilting, or a group of children at play, Coleman captures with a perceptive eye the one unique and telling gesture that reveals the character of an individual and a community. The images gathered here—authentic in their subject matter and utterly simple in their presentation—celebrate the beauty and grace of a time-honored way of life.

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Coleman is a professional photographer who has been documenting a remote Amish community in Pennsylvania for some 25 years. In the early years of his relationship with these notoriously reticent photo subjects, he photographed landscapes, animals, children, and home scenes. Over the years, he gained the community's trust and photographed adults. The result is a photographic ode to everyday life and the passing of the seasons in an Amish community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811831185
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Coleman a professional photographer who lives in State College, Pennsylvania

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