America’s 100th Meridian: A Plains Journey (Plains Histories) Reviews

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“There’s no denying [Hartman's] abilities as a photographer. Shape, color, and light, he has an impeccable eye for composition, for juxtaposing line against line, drawing the viewer’s eye into his subject. . . . In North Dakota, he likes a flood-drenched plain in orange twilight, one stretch of barbed wire fence in a strong horizontal, another triangulating stretch (just the fence posts visible above the water) disappearing into the distance. In South Dakota, he gives us a flat plain with alternating gold, green, and brown strips of field, a dark storm building overhead. . . . Accompanying the first third of Hartman’s photos is a new essay by William Kittredge (always an occasion). . . . There is no one more authoritatively positioned to comment on the West than Kittredge, nor anyone who can write about it half as well.”?NewWest.net “Tells the story of the region in textures of flaking paint and rust juxtaposed against stunning sunsets and big skies. Intense color photographs narrate

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