Hometown Texas by Peter BrownHometown Texas by Peter Brown

Hometown Texas

Photographed byPeter BrownText byJoe Holley

Hardcover | November 17, 2017

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Brown andHolley are interested in place and what makes people who they are. With particular interest in how people take the hand they've been dealt - fate, family, circumstance, luck - and craft a life for themselves, the authors celebrate the grit and gumption of these Texas originals. Introducing quirky characters and tenacious spirits, Holley's stories seek out the personality of the small town while Brown's photographs capture the essence of a changing landscape.Hometown Texas aims not to be nostalgic or sentimental but rather to show readers an unknown Texas - one that, while not vanishing, is certainly on the wane.Organized into five topographical, geographic, and cultural sections - East, West, North, South, and Central - three dozen stories and more than eighty complementary images work to create a parallel narrative to reveal what Brown has described as the collective, various, remarkably complex soul that makes Texas unique."Hometown Texas is an exploration across miles and cultures, of well-traveled roads and forgotten byways, deep into the heart of Texas. "
Peter Brown has photographed landscapes and small towns for twenty-five years. He is the author ofSeasons of Light,On the Plains, andWest of Last Chance, a collaboration with novelist Kent Haruf that won the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. His work has been collected by the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, MoMA New ...
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Title:Hometown TexasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:November 17, 2017Publisher:Trinity University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1595348077

ISBN - 13:9781595348074

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Praise for Peter Brown'sWest of Last ChanceA major book whose implications and historic significance will increase for years to come." - Rick Bass, author ofThe Lives of Rocks"An achievement of sublime alchemy. By its end, my notions of beauty, space, and time were irrevocably altered." - Mark Spragg, author ofAn Unfinished Life"Somehow his pictures inhabit the viewer's brain, take up residence there . . . the latest chapter in a magnificent body of work." - Geoff Dyer, author ofThe Ongoing MomentPraise for Joe Holley'sSlingin' Sam: The Life and Times of the Greatest Quarterback Ever to Play the Game"A valuable contribution to football history." - Booklist "