Grain Elevators

Lisa Mahar-Keplinger

     8.5 × 8.5 in (21.6 × 21.6 cm)
88 pages
218 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 8/1/1996
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781878271358

The grain elevator is a quintessential American monument. Mahar-Keplinger's crips yet haunting photographs are works of art, and her text reminds us that the American equivalent of the Gothic cathedral or the Egyptian pyramid is more than just a subject beloved by artists...[It is] a good introduction to the development of the American silo and is about silos as objects of beauty.--William Morgan, University of Louisville

In this astonishing collection of photographs and drawings, Lisa Mahar-Keplinger documents on one of the most American of building types: the grain elevator, revealing them as symbols of the American collective unconscious. Winner of an AIA Book Award, Grain Elevators is a companion volume to Wood Burners. Anyone who's ever seen the immense grain elevators scattered like cathedrals across the American landscape will be enchanted with this modest, beautifully-designed and illustrated book."--Travel Books Worldwide

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