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The Resource I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings, Elizabeth Spires

I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings, Elizabeth Spires

Label
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings
Title
I heard God talking to me
Title remainder
William Edmondson and his stone carvings
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Spires
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One night in the early 1930s, William Edmondson, the son of former slaves and a janitor in Nashville, Tennessee, heard God speaking to him. And so he began to carve - tombstones, birdbaths, and stylized human figures, whose spirits seemed to emerge fully formed from the stone. Soon Edmondson's talents caught the eye of prominent members of the art world, and in 1937 he became the first black artist to have a solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Here, in twenty-three free-verse poems, award-winning poet Elizabeth Spires gives voice to Edmondson and his creations, which tell their individual stories with wit and passion. With stunning photographs, including ten archival masterpieces by Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Edward Weston, this is a compelling portrait of a truly original American artist
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.P554
LC item number
I5 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Label
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings, Elizabeth Spires
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Tayshas reading list 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 54)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15216492
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9780374335281
Lccn
2008002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Young Adult nonfiction collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) a239134
Label
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings, Elizabeth Spires
Publication
Note
Tayshas reading list 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 54)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15216492
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9780374335281
Lccn
2008002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Young Adult nonfiction collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) a239134

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