More than one hundred fine duotone images in Palouse Country capture the unique natural and cultural landscapes of the Palouse hills of southeast Washington and neighboring Idaho. Sensitively rendered are the wheat fields, towns, grain elevators, barns, and the forested and grassy ridgelines that characterize this unforgettable locality.
An introduction by the author provides a historical account of the changes that have swept the Palouse since the 19th century. It also discusses issues related to intensive farming and soil erosion and the demise of many of the area’s barns.
A regional classic since its release in 1987, this revised WSU Press edition of Palouse Country includes dozens of previously unpublished images. George Bedirian’s enduring poetic scenes juxtapose the temporal with the timeless, the changing with the unchanged, in one of America’s exceptional places.
Photographs / essay / 152 pages (2002)