Early Farm Tractors: A History In Advertising Line Art by Jim HarterEarly Farm Tractors: A History In Advertising Line Art by Jim Harter

Early Farm Tractors: A History In Advertising Line Art

byJim Harter

Hardcover | February 1, 2013

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Providing an interesting glimpse into the steam traction engines and internal combustion tractors that revolutionized the world of farming, this collection focuses on American tractors from the late 1850s to the beginning of the Great Depression. With farm journal advertisements—dating from 1909 through 1929—this account considers how something as ordinary and utilitarian as a tractor seems to have inherent standards of good design, correct proportion, and beauty. Intended for tractor enthusiasts, historians, artists, illustrators, students of industrial design, and graphic art lovers, this fascinating book recounts an important piece of history.

Jim Harter is a collage artist, an illustrator, and an art editor. He is the author of several books, including Initiations in the Abyss, Journeys in the Mythic Sea, Scientific Instruments and Apparatus, and World Railways of the Nineteenth Century. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Title:Early Farm Tractors: A History In Advertising Line ArtFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:142 pages, 12 X 9 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:142 pages, 12 X 9 X 0.6 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Wings PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609402529

ISBN - 13:9781609402525

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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"If, as many have said, the United States is the bread basket of the world, it is the tractor that has made that possible. This quintessential farm machine is represented in this fine retrospective that focuses on tractors from the 1850s to the 1930s. . . . Harter has chosen to . . . illustrate this history with advertising line drawings, which show detail in clearer, sharper images than old photographs from the period can show. Tractor fans will appreciate this very complete, well-illustrated volume." —San Francisco Book Review (February 2013)