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Title Larry Schwarm : Kansas farmers / edited by Kate Meyer.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  770.7478142 Sch95 2018    ---  Available
 Axe Kansas Collection  770.7478142 Sch95 2018 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description x, 115 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
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Note Catalog of a exhibition held at the Spencer Museum of Art, August 2018.
Contents Foreward / Nancy Kassenbaum Baker -- Preface: a new partnership / Saralyn Reece Hardy, Dietrich Earnhard -- Research on Kansas Farmers' Land and Water Use Decision / Dietrich Earnhart -- Cultivating Kansas Farmers / Kate Meyer -- Plates -- Acknowledgements.
Summary In the landscape of the American imagination the Kansas farmer looms large, an icon of midwestern diligence and bounty. But just as the states seemingly flat horizon denotes earthly riches, the Kansas farmer contains multitudes. The photographs by Larry Schwarm capture this world in all its depth and diversity, conveying in breadth and detail the grit and mystery, the art and science, of farming in Kansas. The outgrowth of a collaborative study of crop production, farming practices, and land use in Kansas, this volume looks into the larger questions the study raised: why farmers choose to farm and what that life entails.
Larry Schwarm, distinguished professor of photography in the School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries at Wichita State University, hails from a farming family with a century-long relationship to the land, and his photographs reflect a keen sense of both the beauty and hardship of the farmers life. Taken in the midst of a record-long drought, they picture the age-old industry caught up in the drama of the changing climateKansas farmers and ranchers tending crops and animals while working the earth in an ever-shifting balance with nature. As documentary and fine art, these exquisite photographs and accompanying commentary speak to the ageless nature of farming and the pressing questions confronting the present-day farmer in Kansas.
Subject Schwarm, Larry, 1944- -- Exhibitions.
Schwarm, Larry, 1944- (OCoLC)fst00490741
Landscape photography -- Kansas -- Exhibitions.
Farms -- Kansas -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Water resources development -- Research -- Kansas -- Exhibitions.
Kansas -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Farms. (OCoLC)fst00921422
Landscape photography. (OCoLC)fst00992030
Water resources development -- Research. (OCoLC)fst01172022
Kansas. (OCoLC)fst01204323
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition, pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01424187
Added Author Meyer, Kate, editor.
Schwarm, Larry, 1944- Photographs. Selections.
Added Title Kansas farmers
ISBN 9780700626557 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0700626557 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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