West Of Last Chance

by Kent Haruf, Peter Brown

Norton | January 29, 2008 | Hardcover |

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Peter Brown's haunting photographs of the high plains, interspersed with Kent Haruf's narratives of the people who live there.

West of Last Chance is a unique collaboration between celebrated photographer Peter Brown and award-winning author Kent Haruf. The result is a profound visual/verbal dialogue of short prose pieces and large-format color images that brings to life this sometimes brutal and incredibly beautiful part of the country. Awarded the Dorothea Lange?Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for this project in 2005, the authors write: "Our interest in this part of the world is contemporary but also includes its history and a mix of stories that have passed down over the years, stories that resonate with the land in interesting ways."

It is an evocative work concerned with "moments that describe the beauty, power, tragedy, and cultural complexity of the place itself: the way the land has been used, the way people have lived on it, and the visual record that has been left behind."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 10.24 × 11.81 × 0.79 in

Published: January 29, 2008

Publisher: Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393065723

ISBN - 13: 9780393065725

Found in: Art and Architecture

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West Of Last Chance

West Of Last Chance

by Kent Haruf, Peter Brown

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 10.24 × 11.81 × 0.79 in

Published: January 29, 2008

Publisher: Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393065723

ISBN - 13: 9780393065725

About the Book

Peter Brown s haunting photographs of the high plains, interspersed with Kent Haruf s narratives of the people who live there.

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Peter Brown's haunting photographs of the high plains, interspersed with Kent Haruf's narratives of the people who live there.

West of Last Chance is a unique collaboration between celebrated photographer Peter Brown and award-winning author Kent Haruf. The result is a profound visual/verbal dialogue of short prose pieces and large-format color images that brings to life this sometimes brutal and incredibly beautiful part of the country. Awarded the Dorothea Lange?Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for this project in 2005, the authors write: "Our interest in this part of the world is contemporary but also includes its history and a mix of stories that have passed down over the years, stories that resonate with the land in interesting ways."

It is an evocative work concerned with "moments that describe the beauty, power, tragedy, and cultural complexity of the place itself: the way the land has been used, the way people have lived on it, and the visual record that has been left behind."

About the Author

Peter Brown has received numerous fellowships and his work is included in many collections, including that of the Museum of Modern Art. He lives in Houston, Texas. Kent Haruf is the author of Plainsong and Eventide. He lives in Salida, Colorado.

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