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The Resource Along forgotten river : photographs of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, 1997-2001, with accounts of early travelers to Texas, 1767-1858, Geoff Winningham

Along forgotten river : photographs of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, 1997-2001, with accounts of early travelers to Texas, 1767-1858, Geoff Winningham

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Along forgotten river : photographs of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, 1997-2001, with accounts of early travelers to Texas, 1767-1858
Title
Along forgotten river
Title remainder
photographs of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, 1997-2001, with accounts of early travelers to Texas, 1767-1858
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Winningham
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than five years award-winning photographer Geoff Winningham explored and photographed Buffalo Bayou, the Houston Ship Channel, and the landscape he found along the way. As he hiked and canoed the course of this historic stream, he found pristine stretches of the bayou still untouched by the encroaching city of Houston. He also found areas where the forces of nature and those of the growing city seemed to struggle for supremacy. He revisited sites of historic importance, such as Allen{u2019}s Landing, where the city was founded in 1836, and the San Jacinto Battlefield, where Texas won its independence in the same year. In Along Forgotten River, Winningham has sequenced eighty of his striking, large-format black-and-white photographs, following Buffalo Bayou from its source in the Katy Prairie through the suburbs and into the inner city of Houston. From there, his stunning duotone photographs follow the bayou east to its confluence with the San Jacinto River, where it becomes the Houston Ship Channel, crosses Galveston Bay, and enters the Gulf of Mexico. As a counterpoint to his photographs, Winningham has edited and sequenced passages from the written accounts of the earliest travelers to this part of Texas. Impelled by dreams or curiosity, an incredibly diverse lot of travelers came along the roads and streams of Texas in the preceding centuries. There were Spanish friars and itinerant preachers, prospective settlers, refugees, adventurers, exiles, and naturalists ... In Along Forgotten River, Winningham has selected passages from the writings of these and other early travelers and interwoven them with his remarkable and beautiful photographs. The result is a complex and fascinating interplay of pictures and words, of historical perspective and present-day observation"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.64/14104
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.H86
LC item number
B84 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Along forgotten river : photographs of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, 1997-2001, with accounts of early travelers to Texas, 1767-1858, Geoff Winningham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published by the Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
51059366
Dimensions
24 cm x 31 cm.
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9780876111895
Lccn
2002153956
Note
Library's copies 2-3 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Along forgotten river : photographs of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, 1997-2001, with accounts of early travelers to Texas, 1767-1858, Geoff Winningham
Publication
Note
"Published by the Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
51059366
Dimensions
24 cm x 31 cm.
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9780876111895
Lccn
2002153956
Note
Library's copies 2-3 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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