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Black Rock Desert

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    Christopher Brooks(Author)

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The Black Rock Desert, located in northwestern Nevada, has been the site of many human activities, from ancient hunters to the arrival of the pioneers to present-day motion pictures, land-speed records, commercial photography, and a weeklong art festival. This book focuses on the art history of the Black Rock Desert playa up until 1990, laying the groundwork for the larger, participatory art events of recent history. Events include art from the Lassen Trail; The Winning of Barbara Worth, starring Gary Cooper, in 1926; and a wild horse roundup as documented by Gus Bundy. Also included are recent works of art such as Doobie Lane and a croquet match in which trucks were used as mallets. Historical images feature the towns of Sulphur and Gerlach, nearby ranches, and the Empire gypsum mine.

Author Christopher Brooks first visited the Black Rock Desert in the late 1980s, when he was struck by the uniqueness of the environment and the friendliness of Gerlach residents. The images in this book were gathered from the special collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Library and the Nevada Historical Society, as well as from professional photographers and artists. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | Unknown pages
  • Christopher Brooks(Author)
  • Arcadia Publishing Library Editions (November 11, 2013)
  • English
  • 8
  • History

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  • By M. Horishny on April 26, 2014

    In this day and age, the idea and vision of the Black Rock Desert is overwhelmingly young professionals, running around on the playa in costumes, doing drugs and building amazing pieces of art before standing around a ceremonial bonfire. This book shows decades of images of life in not only the BRD, but the open spaces surrounding it, the native people who were there before white men, the settlers who left their mark, traveling west to California and Oregon and the idea that the northwest area of Nevada is far from a sun baked playa, but a living, varied land of beauty, still little viewed and sadly, that fact is its saving grace today.

  • By John on April 15, 2017

    Interesting good read

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