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Over the past hundred years, Indiana agriculture has evolved from family farming to a global industry using biotechnology and satellite positioning. This magnificent collection of more than 100 works of art by ten outstanding Indiana plein air painters tells the story of that transformation, the forces that brought it about, and the impact it has had on the people, the culture, and the economy of the state. These gifted artists, selected through a competition, painted subjects as diverse as livestock farms, lumber harvesting, meat packing, farmers' markets, and huge automated dairy operations. An introduction by Rachel Berenson Perry discusses the tradition of plein air painting in Indiana. Profiles of the artists and their work conclude this visually stunning book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253348197
ISBN-10: 0253348196
Format: Hardback
(6300mm x 7443mm x 24mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, Inc.

The Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, Inc. (IPAPA) is an organization of Indiana artists dedicated to outdoor landscape painting and furthering Indiana art and artists. The Center for Agricultural Science & Heritage, Inc. (The Barn) educates the public about the importance of agriculture in the state of Indiana. Gary R. Truitt and Kathleen Stubbe Truitt have been writing about Indiana agriculture for more than 20 years. Rachel Berenson Perry is Curator of Fine Arts at the Indiana State Museum.