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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gary Irving  

Pen Name: None


Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Gary Irving lives in a Western Illinois suburb.

Biographical and Professional Information

Irving is a photographer.

Published Works

  • Vermont, Skyline Press, 1985
  • Chicago, Skyline Press, 1986
  • Beneath an Open Sky, University of Illinois Press, 1990
  • Illinois, Graphic Arts Center, 1998
  • Places of Grace, University of Illinois Press, 1999

Selected Titles At Your Library

Vermont /
ISBN: 0195406079. OCLC Number:

Skyline Press,. [Toronto?] :. ©1985.

ISBN: 1556520476. OCLC Number:

Chicago Review,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 1986.

Beneath an open sky :
ISBN: 0252016491. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1990.

"Beneath an Open Sky marks Irving's first complete collection of panoramic images, most of which are displayed to maximum advantage across two-page spreads. The handsome oversized horizontal format allows the reader to experience the true scope of the open landscape."--Publisher.

Illinois /
ISBN: 0932575684. OCLC Number:

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"Illinois has a landscape that is as subtle as prairie grass and wildflowers, as bold as endless fields of corn and the rising Chicago skyline. The photographer and the author have approached this complex tapestry from four points of view: natural landscape, rural landscape, crossroads, and Chicago. Using standard and panoramic cameras, Irving has captured the essence and texture of the state. The natural landscape yields delicate patterns of prairie grasses, woodlands budding out in early spring leaves, a riot of autumn colors in Shawnee National Forest, and spectacular views from the Garden of the Gods State Park"--Dust jacket flap.

Places of grace :
ISBN: 0252023234. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1999.

"This collection of photographs uncovers the mystery and beauty of a part of the country that for most people is hidden in plain view, Places of Grace reveals both the physical splendor and the natural history of a ten-state region encompassing Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan." "Open Places of Grace and be guided through forest, wetland, and prairie into the heart of the undiscovered Midwest. From the prairie grasses of western Nebraska to the boreal forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this volume delights the eye and fires the imagination with unexpected images of lands that yet retain the marks of their primeval origins."--Jacket.



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