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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS

​David Plowden, Contributor

​Classic Steam: Timeless Photographs of North American Steam Railroading, Fall River Press, Elephant Book Company Limited, 2009

​Encyclopedia of Photography: Twentieth-Century Photography, (Volumne 3 O-Z), Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2006

 

Professional Photography Photographing Building, RotoVision SA, 2001

 

Brooklyn, A State of Mind, Workman Publishing, 2001

 

Recovering the Prairie, University of Wisconsin Press, 1999

 

Predictions for the Next Millennium, Andrews McMeel, 1998

 

Photography’s Multiple Roles, The Museum of Contemporary    Photography, 1998

 

Plain Pictures: Images of the American Prairie, Smithsonian Press, 1996

 

Black and White Cats, Collins Publishers, 1992

 

The Changing Face of America, Prentice Hall, 1991

 

We Go There on the Train, The National Council on the Aging, 1989

 

Shaping Space, Kirkhauser, 1988

 

Landscape, Gallery of World Photography & Thames & Hudson, 1984

 

An Open Land: Photographs of the Middle West 1852-1982, Open Lands    Institute, 1983,

 

Photography as Fine Art, E.P. Dutton, 1983

 

The Gallery of World Photography: The City, Shueish Publishing Company, 1983,

 

The Gallery of World Photography: The Country, Shueish Publishing    Company, 1983,

 

The Photograph Collectors Guide, by Lee Witkein, The New York Graphics Society, 1979

 

Bruce Caton’s America, American Heritage, 1979

 

The Great West: Real Ideal, University of Colorado Press, 1977

 

Industrial Archaeology, Penguin Books, 1976

 

History Cast in Metal, The Cast Metal Institute, 1976

 

Railroads in America, American Heritage, 1975

 

Mr. Jefferson, Architect, Viking Press, 1973

 

The Americans, Viking Press, 1966

 

With Heritage So Rich, Random House, 1966

​There are currently over 20 books with text and photographs exclusively by David Plowden and over 35 books to which David Plowden has contributed.

Photographs and text exclusively by David Plowden

Heartland: The Plains and The Prairie, W.W. Norton & Company, 2013

David Plowden’s Iowa, Humanities Iowa, 2012

 

Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden, W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.

 

David Plowden: Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography, W. W. Norton & Company, 2007; Introduction by Steve Edwards

 

A Handful of Dust: Disappearing America, W. W. Norton & Company, 2006

 

David Plowden: The American Barn, W. W. Norton & Company, 2003

 

Bridges: the Spans of North America, Revised Edition, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002

 

Imprints: A Retrospective, Bulfinch Press, 1997; Introduction by Alan Trachtenberg

 

Small Town America, Harry N. Abrams, 1994; Introduction by David G. McCullough

 

End of an Era: The Last of the Great Lakes Steamboats, W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

 

A Sense of Place, W. W. Norton & Company, 1988

 

A Time of Trains, W. W. Norton & Company, 1987

 

Industrial Landscape, W. W. Norton & Company, 1985

 

An American Chronology, Viking Press, 1982;  Introduction by David G. McCullough

 

Steel, Viking Press, 1981

 

Tugboat, Macmillan, 1976 (Received the American Library Association Notable Children’s Books 1976)

 

Bridges: The Spans of North America, Viking Press, 1974; alternate selection, Macmillan Book Club, 1975; reprint editions: hardcover W. W. Norton & Company, 1984; paperback 1988

 

Commonplace, E. P. Dutton, 1974

 

Floor of the Sky: The Great Plains, Sierra Club, 1972

 

The Hand of Man on America, Smithsonian, 1971; paperback edition Chatham, 1973; 2nd printing 1974

 

Lincoln and His America, Viking Press, 1970; alternate selection, Book-of-the-Month Club, 1971, (Received the Benjamin Barondess Award, 1971)

 

Farewell to Steam, Stephen Greene Press, 1966; Bonanza Edition, 1968 

 

Photographs exclusively by David Plowden,
text co-authored by David Plowden

Steel: The Cycle of Industry, Photographs by David Plowden, Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2017; Text with James R. Kieselburg

The Iron Road, Four Winds Press, 1978; Text with Richard Snow

Desert and Plain, the Mountains and the River, E.P. Dutton, 1975; Text with Berton Roueche

Cape May to Montauk, Viking Press, 1973; Text with Nelson P. Falorp

Nantucket, Viking Press, 1970; Text with Patricia Coffin

America the Vanishing, Stephen Greene Press, 1969

Gems, Viking Press, 1967

 

Photographs exclusively by David Plowden

A Place of Sense, University of Iowa, 1988

 

The States and the Nations, W. W. Norton & Company and the American Association for State and Local History, 1977–1981, (New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont editions)

 

Wayne County: The Aesthetic Heritage of a Rural Area, Publishing Center for Cultural Resources, 1979 (Commissioned by New York State Council for the Arts))

 

The Freeway in the City, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968