Heart of a Small Town
Photographs of Alabama Towns
By (author) Robin McDonald
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Heart of a Small Town by Robin McDonald
Book DescriptionWith 126 color photographs and 30 quotes from noted Alabama storytellers, Robin McDonald creates the "mood" of small towns everywhere as they quietly retire from service. Heart of a Small Town is Robin McDonald s paean to a time when small rural communities all over this country bustled with life. Concentrating on Alabama, he draws his subjects from those areas of the state that have been bypassed by major highways and left somewhat deserted. Places like Verbena, Mentone, Burnt Corn, Newbern, Epes, and Enterprise; places in the Black Belt, in Wiregrass Country, in the Piedmont. There he records common objects screen doors, broken sidewalks, storefront displays, neon signs, rusting pickup trucks, kudzu-covered walls, and church windows with an uncommon sensitivity. Matched with quotations from writing that grew out of these places, the images take on an unusually vibrant life. Robin McDonald's photographs are animated and enriched by the lyrical quotations borrowed from southern writers, some less well known, like Augusta Evans Wilson and Viola Goode Liddell, and some well known, like Truman Capote, Zelda Fitzgerald, James Agee, Vicki Covington, and Rick Bragg. They echo with the hopes and joys and the struggles and grief of folks who have called these places home. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780817313753
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: The University of Alabama Press
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Robin McDonald
Robin McDonald is a freelance photographer and designer living in Birmingham. Born in London, he received a master's degree in art history from Columbia University. His artistic work has been honored with several awards, including two from the New York Art Director's Club. Robert Gamble is State Architectural Historian for the Alabama Historical Commission and author of Historic Architecture in Alabama: A Guide to Styles and Types, 1810?."
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