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2nd Stories Building Photos
John Bower
Studio Indiana
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2007-11-03 13:53:41
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2nd Stories

exploring what's upstairs, on top, and overhead

By John Bower.

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8.5x10", softcover, 144 pages, 200+ photos.

"2nd Stories is all about discovering the unexpected. Because we tend to look straight ahead most of the time, we miss seeing a lot. And there is so much to see--as 2nd Stories demonstrates. Here are dozens of duo-tone images of ornate Victorian storefronts, beautiful steeples, advertisements, clock towers, and other fascinating details that all require looking up. Plus there are shots of rarely visited attics and upper-level interior spaces that are simply amazing.

Author John Bower of Studio Indiana says, "Overhead, I've often noticed carefully crafted architectural details, made of wood, brick, iron, stone, and terre-cotta. I've also been captivated with what is behind those facades--the upper floors and the attics--that are often empty, but sometimes contain the unexpected. As I've grown older, I've been saddened to see many of these treasures deteriorating. But I've also been pleased to find other buildings that are cleaned, spruced up and painted..."

"This book project was made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts."