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Remarkable Machines in Beautiful Light
See your favorite tractors photographed in studio, outdoors, and back in the day in this unparalleled look at John Deere machine history.
Go Deep Inside John Deere History!
John Deere Evolution won two IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards! One GOLD in the History category, and another GOLD for Cover Design.
The book was selected from the more than 1900 entries in the 2022 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.The Wall Street Journal Loves It!
"Photographer Lee Klancher’s new book “John Deere Evolution” (Octane Press) . . . involves a surprising amount of intrigue. In the 1980s, Deere executives foiled a corporate spy . . . Around 1970, designer Chuck Pelly ran over a parked car, spraying battery acid and forcing executives to hide behind trees. . .”
— Peter Saenger, Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2022Never-before-seen Images!
Images in the book include never-before-seen photography and drawings showing how the tractors were designed and engineered, including a treasure trove selected from thousands of undiscovered images from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum archives.Intriguing Stories!
Drawn from in-depth interviews with engineers and designers, the stories in the book include the development of rotary engined Deere (shown above, never produced), the top secret Rotary Combine project, the development of the 7000 Series, and much more!
Stunning Photography of Amazing Machines!
Photographer Lee Klancher made the images for John Deere Evolution in custom-built studios as well as shots made under the stars and out in the fields. The machines are some of the most valuable tractors in existence, offering enthusiasts a visual tour of John Deere history and evolution. The book features more than 300 images, including many depicting one-of-a-kind and first production machines.
This Model 830 diesel is the serial 001--the first example built--photographed in a custom studio erected at the Keller Collection, the world's largest and most complete John Deere tractor collection.
This beautiful Model 60 LPG Orchard is just one of the many rare and gorgeous machines in the book.
John Deere Evolution includes contemporary as well as historic machinery. The stunning restored 6030 on the cover is the first example built. These and dozens of others in the book are some of the most valuable tractors in existence.
Publisher : Octane Press; First Edition (January 6, 2022)
Language : English
Hardcover : 350 pages
ISBN-10 : 1642340081
ISBN-13 : 978-1642340082
Item Weight : 5.1 pounds
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