With more than 120 color photographs, "Images of Kansas City" provides an exquisite view of one of the country's most desirable places to live. This outstanding collection showcases the many landmarks and scenes associated with Kansas City: Country Club Plaza, with its beautiful fountains and statues; two great sports teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals; buildings such as the Power & Light Building, the H. Roe Bartle Exhibition Hall, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; events at the American Royal arena; and, of course, views of Kansas City's magnificent skyline.The images in this book were chosen from hundreds of photos submitted to William Mills by both professional and amateur photographers from Kansas City and the surrounding area. Because the contest had few restrictions about subject matter, the photos included demonstrate a wide sampling of photographic approaches and techniques, rendering an excellent portrayal of this vital city.In his introduction, William Mills provides important historical data on the background and development of Kansas City, touching briefly on the special people and features that have made Kansas City the thriving city that it is today.
Author and photographer of two beautifully illustrated books, "The Arkansas: An American River" and "Bears and Men: A Gathering, " William Mills is also the author of numerous other books--fiction, poetry, and critical studies. As literary editor for the USIA exhibition "The Contemporary American South, " he lectured in Eastern Europe and Russia. While serving as director of the Oklahoma State University graduate workshop in poetry, he was poetry editor of the Cimarron Review. Now a resident of Columbia, Missouri, Mills is a corresponding editor for "Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture."
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