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State of the blues
State of the blues
Dunas, Jeff1999
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State of the Blues is photographer Jeff Dunas' stirring tribute to the power of the blues, an American tradition that has its roots in the Mississippi Delta and branches that have spread around the world. One of the most vital early expressions of African-American culture, blues music makes poetry of sorrow and finds humor and bitter irony in the hardships of life. It tells of loves lost and regained, and of the fight for dignity in a world that judges people by the color of their skin.
Main title:
State of the blues / Jeff Dunas ; preface by John Lee Hooker ; introduction by William Ferris.
Imprint:
Cologne : Konemann, 1999.
Collation:
174 p. : ill., ports. ; 31 cm.
Notes:
"This publication accompanies an exhibition of 'State of the blues,' produced by the Aperture Foundation with the generous support of the Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, Mississippi"--T.p. verso.Includes index.Originally published - New York : Aperture, 1998.
Contents:
Preface / John Lee Hooker -- Introduction / William Ferris -- Portraits I -- Interviews / Jeff Dunas. Origins of the Blues. The Blues Tradition. Influences. Black and Blue -- Portraits II -- The Future -- Afterword / Sonny Payne -- Postscript / Jeff Dunas -- Portrait Index.
ISBN:
3829021046
Dewey class:
781.64309781.64309
Language:
English
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Sandringham LibraryLeisure781.64309 DUNIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 15 Jul 2019)
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