Coverart for item
The Resource Silent sunflowers : a Balkan memoir : two American artists and their search for vanishing folk art, Dixie Parker-Fairbanks

Silent sunflowers : a Balkan memoir : two American artists and their search for vanishing folk art, Dixie Parker-Fairbanks

Label
Silent sunflowers : a Balkan memoir : two American artists and their search for vanishing folk art
Title
Silent sunflowers
Title remainder
a Balkan memoir : two American artists and their search for vanishing folk art
Statement of responsibility
Dixie Parker-Fairbanks
Title variation
Balkan memoir
Title variation remainder
two American artists and their search for vanishing folk art
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Washington State potter-professor Richard Fairbanks and his wife, painter Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, embarked on a sabbatical research trip to Eastern Europe in 1986. What the couple experienced in the Balkans was beyond their greatest expectations. Making forays into remote mountain villages and exploring the great cities in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary, the Fairbanks's found the folk art and artists they searched for." "However, what they did not anticipate was the political repression and the poverty they confronted every day. Their journey became a struggle for their basic survival which is recorded in their personal journals. Nonetheless, the Fairbanks gathered a huge archival photographic record of the last villages where people continue to create and live with breathtaking ornamentation in their everyday lives - in architecture, household items, clothing, and rituals." "Silent Sunflowers is a opportunity to look beyond the current ethnic struggles in Yugoslavia, to glimpse some of the treasures which enrich an important part of Europe. We hope there can be perhaps greater understanding of this area by seeing the arts and crafts of its people and that an effort will continue to be made to protect, preserve, and enjoy the cultures where many Americans find their roots."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VYF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker-Fairbanks, Dixie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK4210.F355
LC item number
A2 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-1989
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fairbanks, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk art
  • Folk art
  • Folk art
  • Fairbanks, Richard
  • Parker-Fairbanks, Dixie
  • Fairbanks, Richard
  • Parker-Fairbanks, Dixie
  • Europe, Central
  • Balkan Peninsula
Label
Silent sunflowers : a Balkan memoir : two American artists and their search for vanishing folk art, Dixie Parker-Fairbanks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrated end-papers
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
47296427
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xxii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780295980454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Label
Silent sunflowers : a Balkan memoir : two American artists and their search for vanishing folk art, Dixie Parker-Fairbanks
Publication
Note
Illustrated end-papers
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
47296427
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xxii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780295980454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...