Silent Sunflowers: A Balkan Memoir : Two American Artists and Their Search for Vanishing Folk Art

By: Parker-Fairbanks, Dixie

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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.

Title: Silent Sunflowers: A Balkan Memoir : Two American Artists and Their Search for Vanishing Folk Art

Author: Parker-Fairbanks, Dixie

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr: 2000

ISBN Number: 0295980451

ISBN Number 13: 9780295980454

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Art

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Size: XL

Seller ID: 145192

Keywords: folk Art, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Villages,