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Author Schwarm, Larry, 1944-

Title On fire / Larry Schwarm
Published Durham : Duke University Press and Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies, 2003


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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary "With On Fire, Larry Schwarm joins the ranks of America's premier landscape photographers. On Fire is a series of photographs of prairie fires that transports us from moments of almost apocalyptic splendor to the stillness of near abstraction. For over a decade Kansas-based photographer Larry Schwarm has been making extraordinary color photographs of the dramatic fires that sweep across the vast grasslands of his native state each spring."
"Fire is an essential element of the ecosystem. Every spring, the expanses of tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of east-central Kansas undergo controlled burning. For photographer Larry Schwarm, documenting these fires has become a passion. He captures the essence of the fires and their distinct personalities - ranging from calm and lyrical to angry and raging. His photos allow us to see the redemptive power of fire. Through Schwarm's lens, the horizon takes on new meaning, as we view the sublime, mystical, and sensual character of the burning landscape. Schwarm connects the enormous power and devastation of fire to what can only be identified as another kind of creation - the creation of beauty."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject Schwarm, Larry, 1944-
Photography of fires.
Grassland fires -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
LC no. 2003005384
ISBN 0822332086