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PLACES FOR THE SPIRIT: Traditional African American Gardens

Sills, Vaughn

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ISBN 10: 1595340645 / ISBN 13: 9781595340641
Editorial: Trinity University Press, San Antonio, 2010
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Waugh Books (Topeka, KS, Estados Unidos de America)

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Foreword by Hilton Als. Sm 4to. Black cloth with silver spine titles. Gray end papers. 138 pages. Over eighty b/w fine art photographs. An as new copy. N° de ref. de la librería 000845

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Título: PLACES FOR THE SPIRIT: Traditional African ...

Editorial: Trinity University Press, San Antonio

Año de publicación: 2010

Encuadernación: hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: fine

Edición: First printing

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Places for the Spirit is a stunning collection of over 80 documentary photographs of African American folk gardens and their creators in the Deep South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina). These landscapes have a unique historical significance due to the design elements and spiritual meanings that have been traced to the yards and gardens of American slaves and further back to their prior African heritage. These deceptively casual or whimsical foliage arrangements are subtle and symbolic reminders of the divine in everyday life, the cycles of nature, and implied right and wrong ways to live. In the spirit of outsider” art traditions, blues musical roots, and other such folk manifestations, these gardens have a unique aesthetic and cultural significance. Over 20 years in the making, this is the first collection of fine art photography to document this subject and, as such, it adds greatly to our understanding and appreciation of this disappearing element of African American culture.

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