James Archambeault's Historic Kentucky by James ArchambeaultJames Archambeault's Historic Kentucky by James Archambeault

James Archambeault's Historic Kentucky

byJames Archambeault

Hardcover | October 31, 2006

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Renowned photographer James Archambeault has the rare ability to capture the historic, archival, and artistic aspects of his photographic subjects. His award-winning craft is evident in the careful selection of time, season, and subjects in his beloved Kentucky. In his new book, he preserves the landscapes, buildings, and sights of old Kentucky as many of them fall into neglect, become irreversibly altered, or disappear completely. In addition to his text on the early settlement of Kentucky, Archambeault explains the historical and cultural significance of each of more than 100 full-color photographs. Some of his subjects are well-preserved historic landmarks, such as White Hall in Madison County and Federal Hill Mansion, also known as ?My Old Kentucky Home, ? in Bardstown. Others concern the daily life and work of Kentuckians, such as a Sunday afternoon baptism on Jessamine Creek or friends sharing their thoughts on a warm February in Sharpsburg, Bath County. The passing of a different way of life echoes in a photograph of a drive-in theater, mom-and-pop grocery stores, covered bridges, and old farm houses. Archambeault depicts the friction between the historic and future Kentucky, such as grain silos from the early 1930s within view of a new subdivision in Shelby County, or the Joseph Ewing log cabin in Scott County standing on the site of a future industrial park. James Archambeault's Historic Kentucky is a photographic elegy to the scenic treasures of our culture. Including a foreword by Wendell Berry, the book serves as a reminder of our responsibility to serve as stewards for Kentucky's rich history and historic places.

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Title:James Archambeault's Historic KentuckyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 13.28 × 10.36 × 0.95 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:University Press Of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813124204

ISBN - 13:9780813124209

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