As someone interested in history and the people represented in the photographs than the artfulness of them, I found this book sort of odd It was interesting seeing an old red couch photographed in various iconic or not so iconic places What was missing, though, was why and how the places and people were chosen, of who they were Some of the captions hinted at the hard lives that the subject s of the photograph had experienced but they just didn t go far enough I don t think that has anything to do with William Least Heat Moon, who was likely chosen to edit the captions because he had recently published his highly successful Blue Highways Maybe it s because the dissolving friendship between the two authors this was discussed briefly at least twice made them just not care any when the book was being published they just cared about their own photographs It s clear that it s an art book, so you re left largely to your own interpretation.
Last thing the actual physical book itself was not well thought out in several of the most dynamic pictures, the eye is drawn to the subject, who happens to be situated where the pages join in the gutter , so you can t see them well The photo should ve been on one page, like a coffee table sized book.
Best E Book, The Red Couch A Portrait Of America By Kevin Clarke This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Red Couch A Portrait Of America, Essay By Kevin Clarke Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You I tracked this book down on ebay I remember this photo series from my childhood and Texas Monthly I m so happy to have it as part of my library.
An interesting project to see what kinds of pictures they came up with all including a large red couch.
lots of shots with dead etc animals, but enough beautiful and funny ones to make it worthwhile to look at Fun project.
The Red Couch by William Least Heat Moon Van Der Mark Editions 1984 779 This is one of the most unexpected photographic collections that I have ever stumbled across The author traveled the country with a full sized couch covered with bright red velvet and photographed it in unlikely and incongruous locations It doesn t sound like much, but it is a Trip with a capital T My rating 8.
5 10, finished 1985.