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Chamlee, Paula (Photographer) & Thompson, George F. (Contributor). HIGH PLAINS FARM: PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY PAULA CHAMLEE. Revere, PA: Lodima Press, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 176 pages. As New/As New.

The photographer's second collection. One of the most beautiful and most important American photography books of the last decade of the 20th century. Published as part of the ongoing series by The American Center for American Places to document valuable natural and man-made environments in the United States for posterity, the collection has deservedly been called the photographic equivalent of Willa Cather's great novels. Limited Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies. Infinitely superior to and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. A magnificent production by Paula Chamlee and P. M. Design Studios: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Handsome khaki linen cloth boards with red titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and accompanying text by Paula Chamlee. Foreword by George F. Thompson. List of Plates appended at the end with miniature reproductions and detailed captions. Matching khaki cloth slipcase with red titles embossed on one side. Printed using 65-pound cover Quintessence stock paper from laser-scanned Fultone negatives in the United States to absolutely the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Every detail in the production of this exquisite book was supervised by the photographer and produced to the exacting standards that are a hallmark of Lodima Press. The photographs, from 8 X 10 inch and 5 X 7 inch contact prints, are reproduced with exceptional fidelity to the tonal delicacy and luminosity of the original prints. Presents loving and moving photographs of the farm on the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle where Paula Chamlee grew up and where her parents (in their late eighties at the time of the book's publication) still farm their 1, 100 acres all by themselves. "Paula Chamlee knows her landscapes. But, oh, these are different photographs, for these are landscapes of the human heart. They sweep from the inner soul to the infinite horizon, delineating the terrain of our memories, the range of our passions, and the expanse of our mortality. Her series remain simultaneously epic in its vision and intimate in its humanity" (Roy Flukinger). The book that prompted her admirers to call Paula Chamlee a national treasure, this is a "must-have" title not only for Paula Chamlee collectors and all lovers of truly beautiful photography books. This copy is Number 124, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black fountain pen by Paula Chamlee. This edition has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 81 plates. One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PAULA CHAMLEE AND MICHAEL A. SMITH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0960564691. $400.00

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