Category Archives: Books

Review: Railroad noir: The American West at the end of the Twentieth Century

Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century Narratives by Linda Grant Niemann, Photographs by Joel Jensen. Indiana University Press, 601 North Morton Street, Bloomignton, IN 47404; http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/; 11.3 x 9.1 x 0.8 in; hardbound; 168 … Continue reading

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Review: Classic Steam: Timeless Photographs of North American Steam Railroading

Classic Steam: Timeless Photographs of North American Steam Railroading By John Gruber. Forward by William L. Withun. Fall River Press, 387 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016; http://www.sterlingpublishing.com/imprints?imprint=Fall+River+Press; 12.25 x 12.8 in; hardbound; 224 pages, 43 color and … Continue reading

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Review: Oaks Park Pentimento

Oaks Park Pentimento: Portland’s Lost and Found Carousel Art Photographs by Jim Lommasson. Introduction by Inara Verzemnieks. Afterword by Prudence Roberts. Oregon State University Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331; http://oregonstate.edu/; 12.5 x 10.5 in; hardbound; 48 pages, … Continue reading

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Review: Vis Major: Railroad Men, an Act of God: White Death at Wellington

Vis Major: Railroad Men, an Act of God: White Death at Wellington By Martin Burwash. iUniverse, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403; http://www.iuniverse.com/; 9 x 6 x 1.1 in; trade paperback; 480 pages, 15 maps; $29.95 In the late Winter … Continue reading

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Review: Wild Beauty

Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957 By Terry Toedtemeier and John Laursen, Eds. Oregon State University Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331; http://oregonstate.edu/dept/press/; 12.4 x 12 x 1.5 in; hardbound; 360 pages, 9 color, 9 … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty of the City: A. E. Doyle, Portland’s Architect

Beauty of the City: A. E. Doyle, Portland’s Architect By Phillip Niles. Oregon State University Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331-4501; http://oregonstate.edu/dept/press; 7 x 10 in; trade paperback; 296 pages, 72 b/w photos, 23 illustrations, 1 map; $29.95 … Continue reading

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Review: Approaching Nowhere

Approaching Nowhere Photography by Jeff Brouws with essays by William L. Fox and Jeff Brouws. W.W. Norton, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110; http://www.wwnorton.com/; 12.3 x 11.6 x 0.8 in; hardbound; 160 pages, 112 color photos, 1 illustration; $50.00 … Continue reading

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Review: The Call of Trains: Railroad Photographs by Jim Shaughnessy

The Call of Trains: Railroad Photographs by Jim Shaughnessy Photographs by Jim Shaughnessy with text by Jeff Brouws. W. W. Norton, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110; http://www.wwnorton.com/; 12.1 x 10.9 x 1 in; hardbound; 224 pages, 323 duotone … Continue reading

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Review: Here There Nowhere

Here There Nowhere Paintings by Michael Brophy with essays by Jonathan Raban and William L. Lang. OSU Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331-4501; http://oregonstate.edu/dept/press; 12.0 x 12.0 x 0.25 in; paperbound; 60 pages, 20 color images; $25.00 The … Continue reading

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Review: Vanishing Point

David Plowden: Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography By David Plowden, forward by Richard Snow, introduction by Steve Edwards. W. W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10110; http://www.wwnorton.com/; 11.3 x 12.5 in; hardbound; 340 pages, 237 … Continue reading

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