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The Resource Heber Springs portraits : continuity and change in the world Disfarmer photographed, Toba Pato Tucker ; essay by Alan Trachtenberg

Heber Springs portraits : continuity and change in the world Disfarmer photographed, Toba Pato Tucker ; essay by Alan Trachtenberg

Label
Heber Springs portraits : continuity and change in the world Disfarmer photographed
Title
Heber Springs portraits
Title remainder
continuity and change in the world Disfarmer photographed
Statement of responsibility
Toba Pato Tucker ; essay by Alan Trachtenberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Mike Disfarmer, an eccentric local recluse, photographed the residents of Heber Springs, Arkansas, in his studio on Main Street in the 1930s and 1940s. His glass-plate negatives were discovered fifteen years after his death. When she first saw an exhibit of Mike Disfarmer's portraits, Toba Tucker was intrigued by their raw honesty. Her curiosity drew her to Heber Springs, where she lived for two years, making portraits of some of the same people Disfarmer photographed and of many of their relatives and descendants who still live there
  • This unusual book is a rephotographic study. Toba Tucker used Disfarmer's portraits as the starting point for the project, but she brought her own personal vision to the images. She shows how life in small-town America has changed since the 1940s, and how it has remained the same. In his essay, Alan Trachtenberg examines the conversation between then and now, between Disfarmer and Tucker and observes that the strength, the individuality and vitality of the people in both sets of portraits make this book affecting and resonant
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.2/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR680
LC item number
.T83 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Heber Springs portraits : continuity and change in the world Disfarmer photographed, Toba Pato Tucker ; essay by Alan Trachtenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 20)
Contents
  • Plates
  • A note on photographic technique
  • Toba Pato Tucker
  • Foreword: Toba Tucker's truth
  • Helen A. Harrison
  • Imagining Heber Springs: a conversation of images
  • Alan Trachtenberg
  • Continuity and change
  • Toba Pato Tucker
  • The town of Heber Springs
  • Toba Pato Tucker
Control code
33818313
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 104 p.
Isbn
9780826317346
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95050158
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 1998. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Heber Springs portraits : continuity and change in the world Disfarmer photographed, Toba Pato Tucker ; essay by Alan Trachtenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 20)
Contents
  • Plates
  • A note on photographic technique
  • Toba Pato Tucker
  • Foreword: Toba Tucker's truth
  • Helen A. Harrison
  • Imagining Heber Springs: a conversation of images
  • Alan Trachtenberg
  • Continuity and change
  • Toba Pato Tucker
  • The town of Heber Springs
  • Toba Pato Tucker
Control code
33818313
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 104 p.
Isbn
9780826317346
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95050158
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 1998. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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