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NEW Book: A Prairie State of Mind

BRAND NEW:  A bold photographic study of the heartland's landscape, and our place in it's great vastness.  "Larry Kanfer's photographs capture things we all deepy feel but find hard to describe.  Anyone who loves Illinois of the Midwest will appreciate his passion and the beauty of his images," (Jim Edgar, former Governor of IL).  Each image, on it's own is breathtaking, and as a collection, it takes you through seasons and moods of our Prairiescape.   A must-have for every home in the American Midwest, and perfect gift book for friends and family who have moved away, and visitors.  126 pages. Hard copy.  

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NEW: A Prairie State of Mind

2017 Prairiescapes® Calendar

Since 1989 Larry Kanfer has been bringing us 12 new images each year that daily remind us of the spectacular seasonal changes of the Midwest. Named one of the nation's best scenic calendar, the 2017 Prairiescapes calendar continues Kanfer's tradition of calling our attention to the beauty in the unexpected. Made entirely in the USA, the calendar is 24"x13" open. See all images in calendar.  Retail:  $ 19.95 
Stocking Stuffer special pricing through December 5, 2016:  $16.95

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2017 University of Illinois Calendar

Once again, Larry Kanfer's calendar of images from the University of Illinois captures the heart of one of the nation's most well-known universities. Our cover image celebrates spring on campus with "A Sunny Spot on the Quad." 12 full-color images of the UofI campus fill this loving tribute-- and make the perfect gift for grad, alum, colleague or friend. The UI Calendar is made entirely in the USA and measures 24"x13" on the wall. See all images in calendar. Retail:  $19.95  
Stocking Stuffer special pricing through December 5, 2016:  $16.95

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Ensembles Infused into Aluminum

Our new Ensemble Collection - classic Larry Kanfer images, stunning contemporary style, infused on aluminum.  At 10"x12" pieces in our Ensemble collection are perfect to hang on their own, or as a collection.  Great gifts. Fun to mix and match.  Capture the seasons.  Favorite city sites.  There's no limit to your imagination.   When you order your ensembles please include which image[s] you would like in the comment, or send us an email.

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Prairiescapes Book by Larry Kanfer ** Special Release ** FINAL COUNTDOWN - Signed & Numbered

The book that put the beauty of the heartland in the national eye, this is Larry Kanfer's first published collection of Midwestern images (1987). If you have this book, take good care of it.  The first Larry Kanfer book, Prairiescapes, released in 7 printings from the University of Illinois Press is a classic  - we have the FINAL 70 copies.  Each will be personally signed and numbered by Larry Kanfer.  Order your collectors copies while they last-  SOLD OUT Keep your eyes open for a bold new collection of images by Larry Kanfer coming Fall 2016

 

 

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NEW: CHICAGOSCAPES

Embrace the grit & glamour of the Windy City with Chicagoscapes, by photographic artist Larry Kanfer.   Opening Chicagoscapes propels the reader into the breathtaking grandeur and warm humanity of one of the world's great cities, a metropolis both lavish with its pleasures and as hard as weathered steel.  From the deep blues of Lake Michigan to imposing winter cityscapes, from awe-inspiring skyscrapers to corner hot dog joints, and from the lakefront chess obsessives to Maxwell Street's indefatigable vendors, Larry Kanfer brings the mesmerizing sensibility acclaimed in his collections Prairiescapes and On Firm Ground to illuminate the subtleties of mood and forces of nature that make Chicago a city unlike any other. Hardcover.  128 pages. Now Available!!!

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Barns of Illinois

WIth this magnificent new collection photographic artist Larry Kanfer celebrates the emotional connection we have to barns across the Prairie State.  Published by the University of Illinois Press, this hardcover collection portrays 116 evocative color photographs of barns in all stages of their existence. With engaging prose, Alaina Kanfer recounts the histories of many of the barns featured, revealing each barn's unique character and tracing its distinctive imprint on the land and on people's lives. 

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Illini Loyalty: The University of Illinois.

Through the eyes of an artist attuned to the details of place and space, acclaimed photographer and alum Larry Kanfer reveals the familiar vistas and landmarks that make the University of Illinois a memorable place. Accompanying text by Alaina Kanfer guides readers through the campus scenes. Over 200 color photographs grace 128 pages in this harcover collection.

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On Firm Ground

This collection of Midwestern images by Larry Kanfer, published by the University of Illinois Press (2001). This softcover collection portrays 114 "scenes of breathtaking grandeur with the sensitivity of Ansel Adams" according to ARTnews. And Midwest Living suggests that On Firm Ground "should make transplanted Midwesterners ache with homesickness while those of us who are still here can credit ourselves with the good sense to live in a region filled with such understated beauty." You'll fall in love with Larry Kanfer's vision of the American heartland all over again.  Great gift - easy to pack in suitcases!

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On Second Glance Book by Larry Kanfer

Photographic artist Larry Kanfer turns his eye to a broader region of the midwest, boldly showcasing the beauty of the heatland in his second published collection of Prairiescapes images.  Hard cover photographic book, 96 pages, published by the University of Illinois Press (1992).

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On This Island: Long Island Book by Larry Kanfer

Hard cover photographic book with 98 full color images published by Viking Studio Books (1990). National Public Radio described Kanfer's landscapes as "breathtaking in their amazing grace." From the foreward by Bill Henderson, "these photographs are a revelation of what beauty we can still discover around us, and save, if only we look, and try."

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Assorted Holiday Cards

Send your holiday greetings from the heartland with a selection of cards by Larry Kanfer. A set of 8 note cards, 4"x6", with envelopes featuring "Buried Treasure",  "Holiday Warmth" , "Rhythm & Blue" and "Home for the Holidays."

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Anytime Cards

A set of 8 note cards, 4"x6", with envelopes featuring classic Larry Kanfer images, "Fellowship" and "Boundless" and other images.   Cards include an "About the Art" statement by Larry Kanfer on the back. Great gift items!

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