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The Resource I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings, Elizabeth Spires

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

Label
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings
Title
I heard God talking to me
Title remainder
William Edmondson and his stone carvings
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Spires
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
305563
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spires, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • [Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
NP
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PS3569.P554
LC item number
I5 2009
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edmondson, William
  • Edmondson, William
  • African American artists
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Stone carving
  • Sculptors
  • Sculpture
  • Stone carving
  • African Americans
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William Edmondson and his stone carvings
Label
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings, Elizabeth Spires
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 54)
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
782773
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9780374335281
Lccn
2008002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374335281
  • (OCoLC)213598395
Label
I heard God talking to me : William Edmondson and his stone carvings, Elizabeth Spires
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 54)
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
782773
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9780374335281
Lccn
2008002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374335281
  • (OCoLC)213598395

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