Stone Country, New Edition

Stone Country, New Edition : Then and Now

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Quarrying, cutting, and carving limestone has provided work for thousands of people in Indiana for nearly two centuries. Along highways and backroads, the brawny machinery these workers use to finesse the stone, the humpbacked mills where they shape it, and the rails and roads where they ship it dot the landscape. In this new edition of Stone Country, Scott Russell Sanders and Jeffrey A. Wolin talk with the stone workers, explore the quarries and mills, and trample along creeks and railroad spurs uncovering the history of the industry and the people who built it. These new stories and photographs are a biography, not of a person-although it is filled with many portraits of individuals-but of a place. It is an up-close look at a singular point on the planet where the miracles of geology have yielded a special kind of stone, and where landscape, towns, and the people themselves bear its more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 229 x 254 x 15.24mm | 513g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New Edition
  • 15 color illus., 65 b&w illus.
  • 0253024528
  • 9780253024527

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"Photos contrasts the current world of the limestone industry with what the authors found in the 1980s. A worthwhile read!" -Amy Brier, president, sculptor, co-founder, Limestone Symposium "Sanders' perceptive and moving writing and Wolin's haunting and majestic photographs remain as powerful as ever... This new edition should endure." -Bloom "Photos contrast the current world of the limestone industry with what the authors found in the 1980s. A worthwhile read!" -Limestone Symposium Newslettershow more

About Scott Russell Sanders

Scott Russell Sanders is the author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including Hunting for Hope, Earth Works (IUP, 2012), Dancing in Dreamtime (IUP, 2016), and Divine Animal. Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.Jeffrey A. Wolin is Ruth N. Halls Professor of Photography at Indiana University. He is the author of Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust and his photographs are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Wolin is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsRevisiting Stone Country1. Hunting for What Endures2. Bones and Shells3. DiggingFirst Update4. Doorways into the Depths5. A Veteran6. PoisonSecond Update7. The Men in the Trenches8. Cutting9. Three CarversThird Update10. Truth on the Back Roads11. Stone Towns and the Country Between12. The Shape of Things to ComeFourth UpdateEpilogue: In Praise of Limestoneshow more

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