Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers - Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts (Paperback)Tim Buchman (inset photographer)
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From gravehouses to cedar boards to seashell mounds to tomb-tables to pierced soapstones to homemade concrete headstones, an incredibly rich collection of gravemarker types populates North Carolina's graveyards. Exploring the cultural, economic, and material differences that gave rise to such variation, Little traces three major parallel developments: a tradition of headstones crafted of native materials by country artisans; a series of marble monuments created by metropolitan stonecutters; and a largely twentieth-century legacy of wood and concrete markers made within the African American community.
With more than 230 illustrations, including 120 stunning photographs by Tim Buchman, Sticks and Stones offers an illuminating look at an important facet of North Carolina's cultural heritage.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 753 g
Dimensions: 279 x 197 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition
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