Hands in Harmony

Hands in Harmony

Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A celebration of Appalachian artistic traditions is comprised of striking duotone portraits of regional artists and musicians in their homes, studios, shops, or performance venues, in a tribute complemented by short biographies and oral histories.

Norton Pub
A celebration of Appalachian artistic traditions from Nashville to Raleigh, with an accompanying CD of music.
Tim Barnwell’s photography has documented the people of Appalachia for over three decades, capturing a way of life and work that has changed little in the past hundred years. Now with sensitivity and grace he honors the music and handcrafts of the region, showing musicians and craftspeople in their homes, studios, shops, or in concert.As in his previous books, striking duotone portraits of these artisans and musicians are accompanied by biographies and oral histories. Here we become acquainted with banjo players, wood carvers, basket weavers, fiddlers, blacksmiths, and many more. A music CD with twenty songs from musicians featured in the book rounds out this rich collection.

Book News
A resident of the region, photographer Barnwell has been photographing and talking to the musicians and traditional craftspeople of Appalachia for the past 25 years. The fruit of his efforts are contained in this collection of 85 portraits of fiddlers, storytellers, wood carvers, basket makers, banjo pickers, singers, and others who have kept traditional crafts and music a vital part of Appalachian life. (Seeing the gleam in Ralph Stanley's eyes as he holds his namesake grandson on his knee is alone worth the price of the book.) Along with the images, Barnwell has included brief oral histories from almost everyone he photographs. This quietly stunning volume should have an appeal extending beyond just those readers interested in Appalachian arts and crafts or mountain music. Includes a music CD with 20 selections by musicians photographed for the book. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780393068153
Branch Call Number: 779.9781 BARNW BARNW
Characteristics: 188 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm + 1 CD (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)


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