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David Plowden's Iowa is a capstone collection of Iowa photography from an American master. Proclaimed "an American treasure" by historian David McCullough, David Plowden has produced 20 books of photos and won many prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967. His latest collection is curated from over four decades photographing Iowa, and offers a view that is nostalgic yet timeless. David Plowden's Iowa contains over 70 pages of photographs, along with an introductory essay by Rima Girnius, PhD, that masterfully interprets Plowden's Iowa photos and places them firmly within the context of his illustrious career. This book also includes a short biography as well as a conversation with Plowden about his work.
Grant Wood Biography
Grant Wood: A Life by R. Tripp Evans, PhD, is the first biography of Grant Wood in more than 70 years. Evans challenges the all-American persona Wood so carefully cultivated — revealing, instead, the complex figure the public never saw: a man deeply ambivalent about his region who labored mightily to conceal his homosexuality. Evans presents an artist of extraordinary gifts, haunted by hidden longing and unorthodox relationships with family members — including the powerful mother who shared Wood's studio and bedroom for more than thirty years, and the wife who disastrously replaced her. Grant Wood: A Life is a fully dimensional portrait of the man who became a national symbol, while secretly embodying much of what conservative America vilified. Copies available in the Museum Store.
Grant Wood: An American Master Revealed
This companion catalogue for the exhibition of the same name was organized by the former Davenport Museum of Art. Richly illustrated with approximately sixty paintings, over two dozen drawings, lithographs and preparatory sketches by the artist it is a comprehensive visual overview of the artist’s body of work. Though Wood is thought of as the epitome of American Regionalism this book also explores Wood's modernist tendencies, the influence of primitive German and Flemish work and the artist’s study in Paris. The volume features a comprehensive examination of Wood’s working methods. First published in 1995 it endures as one of the most complete visual reference of Wood’s paintings and an illuminating investigation of the artist.
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David Plowden's Iowa
Though it had gone out of print, this book has been reprinted by the museum. If your institution would like information on purchasing copies for resale please contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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