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Silent Sunflowers: A Balkan Memoir

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Book News Annotation:

This lovely book is a personal account of an artist couple's 1986 sabbatical trip to Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary in search of folk art and artists. Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, a painter, and Richard Fairbanks, a potter, recorded the trip's ups and downs in journal entries, art, and photographs, many of which are reproduced here. They detail objects and ornamentation in architecture, household items, clothing, and rituals, as well as Soviet-era life in the villages and cities the couple visited.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Washington State potter-professor Richard Fairbanks and his wife, painter Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, embarked on a sabbatical research trip to Eastern Europe in 1986. Making daring forays into remote mountain villages and tirelessly exploring the great cities in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary, they found the folk art and artists they searched for.

The Fairbankses painstakingly gathered a huge archival photographic record of the last villages where people continued to create and live with breathtaking ornamentation in their everyday lives — in architecture, household items, clothing, and rituals.

Silent Sunflowers looks beyond the current painful ethnic struggles in Yugoslavia to glimpse some of the treasures which enrich an important part of Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295980454
Subtitle:
A Balkan Memoir
Author:
Parker-Fairbanks, Dixie
Publisher:
Fairbanks Studio
Location:
Seattle, WA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Europe, central
Subject:
Balkan peninsula
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1169
Publication Date:
March 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
10.98x8.42x.84 in. 2.57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Washington State potter-professor Richard Fairbanks and his wife, painter Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, embarked on a sabbatical research trip to Eastern Europe in 1986. Making daring forays into remote mountain villages and tirelessly exploring the great cities in Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary, they found the folk art and artists they searched for.

The Fairbankses painstakingly gathered a huge archival photographic record of the last villages where people continued to create and live with breathtaking ornamentation in their everyday lives — in architecture, household items, clothing, and rituals.

Silent Sunflowers looks beyond the current painful ethnic struggles in Yugoslavia to glimpse some of the treasures which enrich an important part of Europe.

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