Art of the Locomotive
By Ken Boyd   Art of the Locomotive

From the Steam Age to the modern diesel era, locomotives are marvels of engineering and industrial design, brimming with power, movement and man's ingenuity, even when sitting still. Photographer Ken Boyd's approach to the locomotive is unlike that of any other photographer. Every aspect of his photographs, from bolts and conduits to sheet metal and windows is painstakingly evaluated and then digitally edited until it glows with clarity and brilliance. The results are images of locomotives bristling with details not visible in conventional locomotive photography. The Art of the Locomotive features 150 large format plates depicting locomotives ranging from the diminutive steam engines of the middle 19th century to the steam and diesel behemoths that followed. Each plate is accompanied by a detailed caption describing the locomotive's history and technology. The machines included represent railroads from all over the United States and Canada, from the Great Lakes region to the Gulf of Mexico, from the East Coast to the West Coast. In addition, Boyd offers an appendix describing his photographic process, shedding light on the method behind his fantastic imagery. Boyd's images are so incredibly sharp and breathtakingly rich, they have to be seen to be believed. Hardbound, 192 pages, 11 x 10", 143 color and 40 black & white photos.

ISBN: 978-0-7603-4691-4

Price: $50.00

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