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Third Edition
Photography by Brent Nicastro

“Nicastro takes us to the Farmers’ Market on a summer Saturday, Camp Randall Stadium on a fall afternoon, the Memorial Union Terrace for a beer, and Olbrich Gardens for some quiet contemplation. His goal is to capture his city in all its many facets and in this he succeeds.”

—Doug Moe, author of Lords of the Ring

Brent Nicastro showcases the dynamic power, energy, and sheer beauty of Madison in this book of photography. Since the 1970s, Nicastro has been photographing the splendor of Madison, and his feel for his home is never more evident than in these images of the Dane County Farmers’ Market, the State Capitol building, the University of Wisconsin campus in all seasons, football at Camp Randall Stadium and basketball at the Kohl Center, the Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Memorial Union Terrace, Picnic Point, and many more landmarks that evoke Madison’s charm.

Accompanying each image are captions in four languages —English, German, Spanish, and Chinese—making this book a perfect gift volume for all who love Madison. Visitors, students, and lifelong residents will savor this photographic portrait of beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.

Brent Nicastro has been a professional photographer for more than thirty years. His photographs have appeared in Time, People, New York Times, USA Today, Money, and dozens of other magazines, calendars, and publications.

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April 2011
LC: 2010041469 F
112 pp.   8 1/2 x 10 1/2
102 color photos

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ISBN 978-0-299-28304-9
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"Whether in detailed landscapes or crowds of people in activities, this collection of photographs documents Madison in all its beauty and idiosyncrasy.”
—Tracy Will, author of Fodor’s/Compass American Guides Wisconsin

Captions in four languages: English, German, Spanish, and Chinese

Replaces 2005 paperback, Trails Books, ISBN 978-1-931599-58-0


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