The Blue Room

The Blue Room, is one of Richard s most personal works to date, and his first colour project, bringing together the overarching themes of all his work the transient nature of things in a beautiful and moving series of pictures of the landscape and abandoned houses of the America West, in states such as Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arkansas, Nebraska, New MexicThe Blue Room, is one of Richard s most personal works to date, and his first colour project, bringing together the overarching themes of all his work the transient nature of things in a beautiful and moving series of pictures of the landscape and abandoned houses of the America West, in states such as Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arkansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and the Dakotas This is the area where settlers came around the turn of the twentieth century with the promise of homesteads where they could build successful communities But in the wake of the Depression and the dust storms of the 1930s the farms in this isolated, semiarid region faltered and failed leaving the land littered with forgotten homes Richards photographs are a statement on the vulnerability of man in the face of the shifting economic opportunities and the climate, and on the inevitability of change.
The Blue Room The Blue Room is one of Richard s most personal works to date and his first colour project bringing together the overarching themes of all his work the transient nature of things in a beautiful and

  • Title: The Blue Room
  • Author: Eugene Richards
  • ISBN: 9780714848327
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Blue Room”

    1. Color photos of abandoned rural homes by Eugene Richards. I am not a photography expert by any means, but saw a display of his and enjoyed his work. The pictures in this book were beautiful but also eerie and haunting. So many things left behind - lots of dolls and old photos. When you see the empty chairs and empty beds, you wonder where the people are, why they left, when they left, and what their last day there was like. You wonder where they are now and how they are.

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