On Second Glance

Midwest Photographs
Author: Larry Kanfer
Foreword by Walter L. Creese
A striking collection of images of the great American Midwest
Cloth – $31.95
Publication Date
Cloth: 01/01/1992
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About the Book

Without the evident drama of treacherous glaciers or mountain peaks, the midwestern landscape may--on first glance--appear commonplace. But those who look again will find an uncommon beauty as eloquent as that of the highest waterfall.

With this distinctive collection of photographs, Larry Kanfer uncovers anew the drama of the prairie's changing skies and seasons and celebrates the serene dignity of the Midwest. Kanfer points as well to the overlooked details of the heartland. From Flatville to Foosland, from Santa Claus to Montezuma, Kanfer creates a remarkable portrayal of the working farmland of Illinois and Indiana. His photographs take on the seasonal splendors of sky and silo, of setting sun and rising grain.

A compelling collection by one of the Midwest's finest landscape photographers, On Second Glance makes an elegant gift for anyone with friends or memories in the heartland.

About the Author

Larry Kanfer is an award-winning photographic artist who operates galleries in Champaign, Illinois, and online at www.kanfer.com. His previous collections of photographs are Prairiescapes and On This Island: Photographs of Long Island.

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"Kanfer offers scintillating views of the midwestern landscape. In a profoundly personal, impressionistic style, he captures both expansive panoramas of the prairie sky and intimate details of country roads. The book is beautifully designed, the photographs exquisitely reproduced on excellent paper. . . . Highly recommended."--Library Journal


"For those desirous of taking in the landscape at large, Larry Kanfer has furnished a second glance. This collection, as intriguing as Prairiescapes, offers another unmatched opportunity to enjoy the self-renewing, seasonal spectacle of the prairie."--Walter L. Creese, author of The Crowning of the American Landscape: Eight Great Spaces and Their Buildings