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

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Publisher:
Frances Foster Books,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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IL: MG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 1
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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.
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9780374335281
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MG
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subject_facet African American artists -- Poetry, African Americans -- Poetry, African Americans -- Religion -- Poetry, Edmondson, William, -- 1882?-1951 -- Poetry, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General, Sculptors -- Poetry, Sculpture -- Poetry, Stone carving -- Poetry
title_display I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings
title_full I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings / Elizabeth Spires
title_short I heard God talking to me :
title_sub William Edmondson and his stone carvings
topic_facet African American artists, African Americans, Edmondson, William, Religion, Sculptors, Sculpture, Stone carving