Paperback / softback
June 27, 1997
color illus
9.00 Inches (US)
7.00 Inches (US)
.65 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Harlan Hubbard

Life and Work

Includes 20 color plates of Hubbard's own paintings, along with several photographs of Anna and Harlan Hubbard. Wendell Berry is also the author of Tobacco Harvest: An Elegy. See other books in the series Blazer Lectures.


"Quietly but forcefully explores how machines encumber life and how simplicity enhances it."—Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Hubbard influenced Berry in the 1960s when Berry's world view was taking shape, and now Berry has returned with his full powers to validate something which helped him then to find his way."—Journal of Appalachian Studies

"An engaging essay. . . . Explores the difficulties, complexities and richness of Hubbard's life."—Lexington Herald-Leader

"Berry's many admirers may take special pleasure in this attractive, well illustrated book to commemorate a most unusual life that holds fast to strong principles. . . . We delight in the courage it took to maintain a lost way of life in our 20th century."—Nashville Banner

"Berry's story of the Hubbards is both reassuring and challenging . . . . [They] enlarged Thoreau's experience into a life."—Noah Adams, Washington Post

"The book is beautifully illustrated. It includes several sketches and black and white photographs of the Hubbards. Color reproductions of Harlan's paintings show the rich beauty and refinement of his art. Berry's attention to detail celebrates the life and work of this very unique man."—Northern Kentucky Heritage

"A perfect vehicle for Wendell Berry's own celebrated themes of individualism, self-sufficiency, and environmental responsibility as well as a valuable account of a productive and noted Kentucky artist."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

""Environmentalists, rural sociologists, and cultural researchers should examine this book and take it to heart. This work provokes reflection on the creation of social and cultural meaning and continuity.""—John B. Wolford, Journal of American Folklore

9780813109428 : harlan-hubbard-berry
Paperback / softback
144 Pages
$30.00 USD

Other Titles by Wendell Berry

The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard

Harlan Hubbard, Bill Caddell, Flo Caddell, foreword by Peter Morrin, with contributions byJessica Whitehead, photographs by David Aaron Marshall, with contributions byWendell Berry
Oct 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$39.95 USD - Hardback
$39.95 USD - Electronic book text

Wendell Berry and Higher Education

Jack R. Baker, Jeffrey Bilbro, foreword by Wendell Berry
Feb 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

For the Hog Killing, 1979

Tanya Amyx Berry, introduction by Wendell Berry, Tanya Berry, edited by Ben Aguilar
Nov 2019 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers

Joan Crawford

Lawrence J. Quirk, William Schoell
Feb 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$34.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett, edited by Angela Goddard, Tim Riley Walsh
Jan 2021 - Power Publications, Sydney
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Enid Yandell

Juilee Decker, Ph.D.
Oct 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback