Home Is Where the Dog Is: Art in the Back Yard

Home Is Where the Dog Is: Art in the Back Yard

by Karen E. Burgess
     
 

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In Minnesota during the mid-1930s Carlton Burgess crafted a yard decoration that has become a family mainstay. Wherever the Burgesses have lived, this distinctive piece of yard art - or one of its many replicas - has resided too. The dog has sprouted in their back yards across America. In a sampling of old photos, the author, who is Burgess's daughter, reveals how… See more details below

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In Minnesota during the mid-1930s Carlton Burgess crafted a yard decoration that has become a family mainstay. Wherever the Burgesses have lived, this distinctive piece of yard art - or one of its many replicas - has resided too. The dog has sprouted in their back yards across America. In a sampling of old photos, the author, who is Burgess's daughter, reveals how this simple yet astonishingly appealing piece of folk art has united the family for generations. While focusing upon only one family, this fascinating book will bring the reader to a sympathetic understanding of a widespread phenomenon.

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ISBN-13:
9780878058808
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
07/31/1996
Series:
Folk Art and Artists Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.27(d)

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