The Circle City
Lee Mandrell, Matthew Tully
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Format: Hardback 120 color illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-02161-8
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Indianapolis shines like never before in this one-of-a-kind book filled with stunning images. Photographer Lee Mandrell showcases a Circle City of unique architecture and natural areas, outstanding museums, and historic landmarks. Readers will be drawn into the rich culture, history, and art of Indianapolis as well as all things modern. Discover Indy today! Stroll along the famous Canal Walk. Explore the largest children’s museum in the world. Wander through the city’s parks and enjoy beautiful seasonal displays. Marvel at the campuses of Butler University and IUPUI. The city shines all year round and in December, no holiday tour is complete without seeing the 284-foot tall Soldiers and Sailors Monument covered in lights and the world’s largest Christmas tree. The Crossroads of America is a city not easily forgotten.

Author Bio

For Lee Mandrell, photography started out as a hobby that quickly ignited into a fiery passion and then into a lifelong career. He started out at age 14 with a secondhand Minolta Hi Matic E range finder. Mandrell worked as a custom darkroom technician in a pro lab for years, and was eventually promoted to production manager. An early adopter of both digital technology and Photoshop, he is still actively involved in all current photography techniques and practices.

Matthew Tully is a political columnist for The Indianapolis Star. His columns on public schools have helped drive debate over education reform in Indiana. He is the author of Searching for Hope: Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America (IUP, 2012).


“This book will inspire with joy and reverence a greater love of Indianapolis.”
 — Senator Dick Lugar

“For anyone who loves Indianapolis, this is truly a book to treasure! All of your favorite Indianapolis landmarks are here including The Children’s Museum, the State Fair, and the City Market. Mandrell’s photos make even familiar scenes feel unique and interesting due to creative perspectives and the use of different seasons and lighting conditions. Indianapolis shines like never before in this book!”
 — Matt Williams, author of Indiana State Parks: A Centennial Celebration

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by janet smeltzer Date Added: Wednesday 09 December, 2015
I have seen Lee Mandrell's work. He is very talented, great eye and beautiful photos. Can't wait to see the book...

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

Table of Contents

Foreword by Matthew Tully
Photography Talk

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