Books by William Carter


Causes and Spirits

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Palm of the author's hand, used as end sheets, set off this book as "his most searching, most personal."

     
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Preservation Hall

On St. Peter street, in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, stands Preservation Hall, an institution unique in American cultural and musical life. In a historic building, the pioneers of traditonal jazz have played their music nearly every night since the 1960s. William Carter tells the story of the hall itself, the personalities who ran it and, above all, the music and musicians of New Orleans.
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Ghost Towns of the West

A pictorial guide to towns and mining camps that blasted opened the West.  Packed with historical, cultural and tourist information, this was a national best seller. Original hardback has more historical text; updated softbound has more color photographs. Out of print; quality of used copies varies from medium to excellent.
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Illuminations

Gorgeously printed volume of black-and-white photographs, supplemented by a poetic text, sums up of Carter's fifteen-year (and running) project of portraying the nude --  as a spiritual document. Special limited edition boxed set including choice of vintage silver gelatin print also available on request from the author.
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Middle West Country

A study of the roots of the American character. In the nation's historic heartland the author sought -- and found -- a deep seedbed for who we became -- and remain -- as a people.  Long out of print, a few autographed copies still available direct from the author.

 

Sun Spots

Since 1998 William Carter's photographs have appeared regularly in the literary magazine, "The Sun."  Examples:

              Browse the entire collection of William Carter's images as published in "The Sun" on his site on Photoshelter.com.

2013:

Sun Spots 2013

Sun Spots 2013

Sun Spots 2 13 1

Sun Table of Contents Page, Feb. 2013

Table set Sun Spots 2 13 2

2012:

Sun Spots 2012  

Sun Spots 2012 Stanford Hospital

The Sun cover

2011:

Sun Spots 2011 No. 1 Kurdistan, Iraq, 1965 Sun Spots 2011 No. 2

2010:

Sun Spots - 2010 - 1 Sun Spots - 2010 - 2 Sun Spots - 2010 - 3

2009:

Sun Spots - 2009 - 1 Sun Spots - 2009 - 2 Sun Spots - 2009 - 3

2008:

Sun Spots - 2008 - 1 Sun Spots - 2008 - 2 Sun Spots - 2008 - 3

2007:

Sun Spots - 2007 - 1 Sun Spots - 2007 - 2 Sun Spots - 2007 - 3
Sun Spots - 2007 - 4

2006:

Sun Spots - 2006 - 1 Sun Spots - 2006 - 2 Sun Spots - 2006 - 3
Sun Spots - 2006 - 4 Sun Spots - 2006 - 5 Sun Spots - 2006 - 6
Sun Spots - 2006 - 7

2005:

Sun Spots - 2005 - 1 Sun Spots - 2005 - 2 Sun Spots - 2005 - 3

2004:

Sun Spots - 2004 - 1 Sun Spots - 2004 - 2

2003:

Sun Spots - 2003 - 1 Sun Spots - 2003 - 2

2002:

Sun Spots - 2002 - 1 Sun Spots - 2002 - 2

2001:

Sun Spots - 2001 - 1 Sun Spots - 2001 - 2

2000:

Sun Spots - 2000 - 1 Sun Spots - 2000 - 2 Sun Spots - 2000 - 3
Sun Spots - 2000 - 4

1999:

Sun Spots - 1999 - 1 Sun Spots - 1999 - 2 Sun Spots - 1999 - 3
Sun Spots - 1999 - 4

1998:

Sun Spots - 1998 - 1 Sun Spots - 1998 - 2 Sun Spots - 1998 - 3
Sun Spots - 1998 - 4 Sun Spots - 1998 - 5 Sun Spots - 1998 - 6
Sun Spots - 1998 - 12 Sun Spots - 1998 - 8 Sun Spots - 1998 - 9
Sun Spots - 1998 - 10 Sun Spots - 1998 - 11 Sun Spots - 1998 - 13

   


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