Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs

Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs

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Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams Photographs
 
Starlight on the Rails By Harry Abrams
Hard Cover with  Dust Jacket   Sticker on the edge binding with item number
Copyright 2000
137 Pages  
The years between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s saw a marvelous flowering of railroad photography in America. Access to better photographic equipment coincided with a rising interest in trains stimulated by the impending end of significant steam operations, the arrival on the scene of new diesel engines, and the widespread perception that railroads were in dceline and should be documented for future generations.
Photographers vied with one another to find archetypal railroad scenes that they recorded with novelistic precision. The most demanding technical efforts-often involving heroic setups of complex flash equipment-were devoted to capturing railroad operation at night. Here, expertise was used to realize a romantic ideal, for night railroading seemed as quintessentially American in spirit as cool jazz and road novels.
The best-known master of this genre of photography was 0. Winston Link, whose work is well known and justifiably popular. Here, in a stylish and moving book, Link's unsung colleagues in the demanding discipline of night railroad photography are celebrated, including easterners Jim Shaughnessy, Howard Pincus, Robert Hart Jr., Victor Hand, and Jim Boyd; midwesterners Philip Hastings, William D. Middleton, Mel Patrick, and John Gruber; and westerners Ted Benson, Wayne Depperman, Dick Dorn, Ed Delvers, Jeff Brouws, David Styffe, John Roskoski, Thomas L. Taylor, Stan Kistler, Joel Jensen, Paul Lukens, and Richard Steinheimer. Their visual poetry memorializes an aspect of American life that will long be fondly remembered.

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