Distributed for Columbia College Chicago Press
Whether she photographs the food-stained living room of a fraternity house, the dimly lit booth in a local café, or the cool sleekness of a corporate boardroom, Welch captures the poignancy of common spaces and the meaning they hold in our contemporary society. The unpopulated images in her book are blank canvases on to which readers can project the particulars of their own experiences. Commonplace helps us redefine and rediscover those spaces too common for preservationists to save, yet too vital to the emotional fabric of American life to pass over.
Introduction: After the Fact
Conclusion: The Occasional Place, John R. Stilgoe
Notes on the Photographs
About the Author and Essayist