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Brignano, Mary (Editor); Ciotola, Nicholas P. (Introduction)
The story of Italian immigrants to Western Pennsylvania told in their own words. Lists names of families. Illustrated with many b/w photographs. 213pp. Slight rubbing to d/j at bottom corners.
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0936340029
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Inventory #4883
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Bloomfield, Debra
In 1989 photographer Debra Bloomfield got into her car and headed east from California. Near Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona she began photographing, feeling somehow a part of the landscape through which she travelled. For the next ten years, she would sojourn in the desert and mountain regions of the Southwest three or four times a year, expanding her horizons topographically and spiritually, capturing with her camera a juxtaposition of vast spaces and lonely intimacy inherent in the terrain that surrounded her. In 1997 she found herself in Las Trampas, New Mexico, and discovered through its church and others like it in the northern areas of the state that interior spaces can evoke the same kinds of meanings for her as landscapes do. In both, she felt a sense of place and history, of hope and transformation. At once ethereal and haunting, her images are also transcendent, suggesting a balance between spiritual and secular. 159pp. N.B. Closed tear to top edge of front D/J.
University of New Mexico Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0826332234
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Inventory #27233
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Dienst, Frank
'Wet Land Voices' explores man's connection to our natural environment and the visceral language between man and nature. Features the author's b/w photographs some accompanied by historical and contemporary poetry and quotes. Cover and title page plates plus 49 further b/w plates. All photographs taken in Florida. 112pp.
Frank Dienst Photography, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 096695050X
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Inventory #19763
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Malak, Introduction By Nash, Knowlton, Preface By Karsh Barbara
Selected from Malak's vast archive of photographs are 130 breathtaking images that chronical the land and its many faces and moods.Corners of boards and d/j slightly bumped.128pp.
Key Porter Books Limited, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . D/J in Protective Wrapper. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1552634949
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Inventory #5637
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Barbash, Shepard
This book takes a generational look at the fast-changing world of the woodcarvers of Oaxaca, Mexico. These artisans became famous in the 1980s for their colourful novelty figures, a contemporary folk art that Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan documented in the book "Oaxacan Woodcarvers". Fourteen years later, beginning in 2004, Barbash and Ragan returned to Oaxaca and discovered many changes in the lives of the woodcarvers they had known. Barbash effectively presents their personal stories in narratives drawn from interviews accompanied by Ragan's arresting black-and-white photographs of the carvers and their lives today. A series of diptychs of the same people taken in 1989-90 and again fifteen years later are accompanied by extended essay-captions on the changing circumstances shaping their lives.Faced with a glut of carvings on the market, declining sales abroad, and an unsteady supply of tourists at home, a number of Oaxacan artisans put aside their craft to become mojados, or foreign workers, drawn by the economic opportunities north of the border. With eloquence and insight, the book puts a human face on bilateralism, a fancy term to denote divided souls. From the dusty villages of Oaxaca to the orchards of Oregon and the kitchens of Chicago, the carvers have joined millions of Mexicans who, unable to find good work or sustain their recent prosperity in their own country, have fled across the border: artisans and aliens. "Changing Dreams" is a moving story of change and survival, conveying the growing aspirations and changing dreams of a people struggling to catch up without leaving too much behind, whose creations we enjoy but whose lives we barely understand.155pp.
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9780890135051
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Inventory #18994
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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