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White on White

Churches of Rural New England

By Steve Rosenthal (Photographer); Verlyn Klinkenborg (Essay by); Robert Campbell (Afterword by)

Monacelli Press, Hardcover, 9781580932301, 135pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2009

Description
The early churches of New England hold a special place in the American consciousness, revered for their physical beauty, simplicity, and elegance and for their role in the early history of this country. Places of worship they were and are, but they are also icons of a particularly American sensibility and artistic vision.
Photographer Steve Rosenthal has traveled throughout the northeast capturing the gems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and tracing the evolution of church styles from the early, dramatically simple meetinghouse form through the changing patterns of Greek and Gothic revivals. His photographs capture the intrinsic beauty of the architecture while creating a world of rich order and rational light. He has frozen in time the New England buildings that may soon be or have already been lost in a chaotic, contemporary world.


About the Author


Verlyn Klinkenborg comes from a family of Iowa farmers and is the author of Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, The Rural Life, Timothy, and Several Short Sentences About Writing. A member of the editorial board of the New York Times, he has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, National Geographic, Mother Jones, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. He teaches creative writing at Yale University and Pomona College and lives on a small farm in upstate New York.

Robert Campbell has held numerous positions in the professional audio community, including musician, instructor, and audio engineer. But it was his tenure with Digidesign as a Product Manager where he made his mark in the audio industry. Rob was the product manager behind such groundbreaking products as Pro Tools HD, Mbox, and Digi 002, to name a few. After leaving Digidesign, Rob was the chief instructor at several Pro Tools training facilities, an instructor at San Francisco State University, and continues to serve as a consultant for Avid. He has personally instructed thousands of students from beginners to working professionals as a certified Master Instructor on Pro Tools, ICON, and VENUE. Rob has authored several Avid certified courses such as Pro Tools 201, ICON, and VENUE courses.