American Studies (Hardcover)
powerHouse Books, 9781576875650, 135pp.
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Obsessive by nature, once praised as "dumb, in the honorific sense of the word," Dow takes photographs that depict how Americans purposefully create environments and transform their aesthetic power--spiritually, historically, and sometimes commercially. His method has evolved from an early black and white directness, deeply influenced by photography greats Harry Callahan and Walker Evans, to richly detailed color studies of American vernacular culture. In these beautifully realized images, made in every corner of the United States over nearly 40 years of American travel, Dow catalogs aspects of American culture that are seemingly commonplace yet always astonishingly unique.
Published in association with CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
About the Author
Praise For American Studies…
“Here’s some fresh inspiration for that road trip you’ve been meaning to take.”
The New Yorker, Photo Booth