Clay Lancaster's Kentucky: Architectural Photographs of a Preservation Pioneer (Hardback)
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Clay Lancaster's Kentucky: Architectural Photographs of a Preservation Pioneer (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 30/03/2007
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Although Clay Lancaster (1917-2000) established himself as an expert on New York brownstones and California bungalows, the nationally known architectural historian also spent four decades photographing architecture in his native Kentucky. Lancaster had no flash bulb, no tripod, no close-up or wide-angle lenses, but he had a good eye and a love for his subject, producing photos that are works of art as well as documents of local history. Many of the buildings he photographed have been demolished, while others have been restored. Displaying over 150 starkly beautiful black-and-white images alongside James D. Birchfield's insightful commentary, ""Clay Lancaster's Kentucky"" not only reveals the architectural treasures found in the Bluegrass State but also demonstrates the vision of an artist.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813124216
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 948 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Awarded 2nd place in Overall Excellence in the Southern Books Competition." --


"Like peering into an album filled with photos of dear old relatives, this collection contains snapshots of historically significant architectural structures from around Kentucky.... [T]he images were beautifully restored and printed on satin-gloss paper, which adds a touch of luxury to the publication." -- Lexington Herald Leader


"Even those less prone to nostalgia will find much to enjoy in this book... [which] is, at times, quite funny." -- Louisville Courier-Journal


"Lancaster left behind a vast and important collection of his architectural field photographs. Intended as pure documentation, his photographs capture what the purist, in Lancaster's words, 'cannot avoid recording.'" -- Pitch

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