Gettysburg: A Journey in Time (Soft Cover)

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Gettysburg: A Journey in Time (Soft Cover)

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Williams turns his camera to the landscape at Gettysburg, the Civil War site is mainly farmland consisting of pastures, fields, woods and small hills.  Statues, vistas, regimental markers, and farm buildings constitute the physical evidence of the battle place. As Williams photographed there over the years in different seasons, the significance of this historical landscape began to clarify itself for him, as an idea, and as a series of photographs.  The photographs began to form into a series, devoted to statues, vistas, and monuments in the landscape. Details seen in grasses, trees, rocks and clouds provided an atmosphere that was both documentary and interpretive of the place.  The battlefield was thereby  transformed from a killing field to a memorial park of contemplation, reflection and remembrance.

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About the Author

William E. Williams is the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. His photographs have been widely exhibited including group and solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The National Gallery, Smith College and Center for Documentary Studies- Duke University.  His work is represented in many public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston, National Gallery Washington, DC. Williams has received individual artist fellowships from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.