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

Spires, Elizabeth. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 811 SPI (Text) 37323001843393 CHILD_NON Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 811.54 SPIR (Text) 39231031747302 Young Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374335281 :
  • ISBN: 0374335281
  • Physical Description: 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Frances Foster Books, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 54).
Summary, etc.:
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.--From publisher's description.
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NP Lexile.
Subject: Edmondson, William, 1882?-1951 > Poetry.
Edmondson, William, 1882?-1951 > Poetry.
African American artists > Poetry.
African Americans > Poetry.
African Americans > Religion > Poetry.
Stone carving > Poetry.
Sculptors > Poetry.
Sculpture > Poetry.
Stone carving > Poetry.
African Americans > Poetry.

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