Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs by Jeff BrouwsSome Vernacular Railroad Photographs by Jeff Brouws

Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs

byJeff Brouws, Wendy Burton

Hardcover | July 2, 2013

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Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton have been collecting vernacular railroad photographs for many years, poring through disorganized boxes of snapshots at train shows and swap meets. With a keen editorial eye they have sought out the unusual, the lyrical, the pastoral, and the urban, ultimately assembling a collection that includes railroad landscapes, locomotives, bridges, and people primarily during the age of steam. This fascinating assemblage will appeal to fans of vernacular photography and rail fans alike. It is accompanied by an essay that includes a brief discussion of the aesthetic evolution of railroad photography in the early to mid-twentieth century and the phenomenon of the International Engine Picture Club, which acted as a clearing house and swapping mechanism for rail fans.
Wendy Burton is a photographer whose work is included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art among others. She has worked in the publishing industry for thirty-five years in various capacities. She and her husband Jeff Brouws have produced five books of railroad pho...
Title:Some Vernacular Railroad PhotographsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.62 × 7.75 × 1.25 inPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393239381

ISBN - 13:9780393239386

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Beautiful and dramatic… a stunning collection. — Frederick N. Rasmussen (Baltimore Sun)