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THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Mike Marvins
Thursday, November 29th, 7:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
The Texas Hill Country: A Photographic Adventure (Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Texas Photography Series #11) Cover Image
By Michael H. Marvins, Joe Holley (Contributions by), Roy Flukinger (Contributions by)
$38.00
ISBN: 9781623496777
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Texas A&M University Press - September 13th, 2018

Description

Like many Texans, Michael H. Marvins has been making regular pilgrimages to the Hill Country for much of his life. Traveling the back roads of the Texas Hill Country, cameras always poised for action, Marvins has captured the excitement of small-town rodeos, savored the mesquite-smoked atmosphere of local eateries, observed the daily lives of people on the land, and admired the scenic beauty of the landscape and its natural denizens. Most important, he has captured his impressions with the skilled eye of a master photographer.

Popular Houston Chronicle columnist Joe Holley opens The Texas Hill Country by highlighting the many qualities that draw Marvins—and so many of the rest of us—to the Hill Country. Next, Roy Flukinger, senior curator of photography at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center, discusses Marvins’s unique photographic vision and the fresh ways in which he helps us see this popular region.

But the principal focus in The Texas Hill Country: A Photographic Adventure centers on Marvins’s artful images, inviting readers to share his unique perspectives on this enchanting and popular region. He takes us with him on leisurely backcountry drives and into the laughter and swirl of dance halls. His lens embraces the people, the land, and the culture that keep so many Texans—and would-be Texans—coming back to the Hill Country again and again.

 

About the Author

MICHAEL H. MARVINS is a Houston-based photographer whose work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Amon Carter Museum, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, the Grace Museum (Abilene), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the International Photography Hall of Fame, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and other locations. He is also the author of Texas’ Big Bend: A Photographic Adventure from the Pecos to the Rio Grande.