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CollectionsYour library (2,228), Favorites (28), All collections (2,228)

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Tagssculpture (343), sculptor (152), art history (140), architectural sculpture (116), monuments (103), architecture (101), photography (96), architectural history (93), art (77), American art (64) — see all tags

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About meI am a librarian by trade and am trying out my own, private library before maybe getting into the same stuff at work. My claim to fame is that I know more about architectural sculpture in the US than anyone else I know. Well, maybe Walt, but that's another story for another day.

About my libraryI collect mostly books about sculpture, sculptors, architects and architecture, cemeteries, and best of all, where these all these intersect. Also I am interested in murals, stained glass, music (rock & roll), photography, New Mexico, pre-Columbian remains, art deco, Corrado Parducci and more. I will be reminded of other interests (history for example) as I enter books. Life is supposed to be interesting.

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, Art Books, Art History, Art is Life, Cemeteries & Gravestones, Contemporary Art, Photography and Art Theory, Frequently Asked Questions, Librarians who LibraryThing, Maps and Atlases


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Real nameEinar Einarsson Kvaran

LocationDixon, New Mexico, USA

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Member sinceApr 16, 2010

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Hi Einar
She doesnt give a date when any of the gargoyles were completed. Though she does talk about Morigi leaving the cathedral in 1977 when the cathedral ran out of money. Let me know if you have any questions.
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The front porch is used for all sorts of things - the Y-Fi is on 24/7, which is popular. Right now any outdoor venture needs to deal with the heat first. eek
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Hilarious! Obviously things haven't improved much in Michigan during the intervening years...
Have you found any good monographs about Richmond Barthe's proposed wall friezes for Harlem???? Someone really needs to explore his mural work.
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Found this in a book in my library.
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I think it is great!
Hi Carptrash!

Thanks for the note. I am right now in Fresno, California heading for Pasadena, Los Angeles and Santa Ana. Plan also to stay a few days in Palm Springs. Would love to come to Dixon and New Mexico, but I think this trip is rather full. Vienna, of course, has some great architecture. My office is in the center of the city and I could show you around sometime.

greetings from California, John
I just saw your comment about Body Sculpture. My husband was an artist -- graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art -- a long long time ago, so the Art books are his collection. I had to go back and look to make sure I really had Body Sculpture.
How did you come by your copy?
I figure one should add tags in any way that seems useful for looking for books later. If you think you'd want to find that book when you're looking for cemetery stuff, give it the cemetery tag. I don't think there are LT standards for tagging, I just do what works for me. happy organizing!
My cemetery books are here: and I have a bunch on my wishlist - mostly ones I've seen in other people's libraries here.

I have about a billion photos from cemeteries, all in California, here:
ps. your book sounds like one I'd like too!
I liked that book a lot - interesting stuff about all kinds of American cemeteries. I visited a Zen temple/cemetery in Maui this year partly because of pictures in that book. The coast is being eroded and stones are lying in the surf...very Zen.
cool! One of my interests is photographing gravestones and cemetery statues so you can see why your library interested me. I'm impressed that you've been doing covers as you go along. I'm saving that till later.
Although the carp might feel some discomfort, in reality, the cats will be very afraid of the carp -- except for Willow, who will try and trip it as he tries to trip everyone else. This will be a problem for him, since the carp has no legs to trip.
Thanks! I'm pretty proud of the gang...
Sorry. Been away from LT for a while. Probably moot at this point, but Fountains of Philadelphia is a fine supplement book for touristing around Philly. Not sure what you would be looking for in it besides that. The photos aren't so exciting that the book is worth getting for them alone, and the background info in the book is pretty standard issue. But there are some pretty nice fountains in Philly.
Well living in a NYC apartment does keep one's book buying proclivities in check but not by much. But then there are the benefits of living in this great city. There is an architectural wonder to be found on almost every street. I just got a copy of the latest AIA New York Guide. Its too heavy to schlep around on my walks but its usually the first book I grab after I come home I used to live in Santa Fe and I remember driving through your area. New Mexico really is the Land of Enchantment. It is amazing we don't share any books. I'll see if I can fix that. I greatly enjoyed browsing your library, well virtually speaking.

Best Regards,
Great photos. The one of your father is particularly nice.

Looks like you have some cataloguing to do! ;)

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Robert Arellano sitting in with Sweetgrass at a rescent event.
You inquired about the sculpture behind me in my profile pic. It is Labor Supported by Science and Art by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the Freer Gallery of Art in D.C.
I'm a master-level procrastinator, so I know *exactly* what you mean by needing to do laundry!
Come to think of it, you are absolutely right! Probably the easiest ride I would ever have! Even my own horses try to get rid of me every once in a while.
Seeing that I am none of those things, I guess I am destined to never go for a ride on John Henry. P.S. I would probably fall off anyway!
I was able to cut/paste the address into the browser. I got a Wiki article of a couple paragraphs. Was that the article you referenced? If so, I'll read it tomorrow along with the other article you referenced.

Yes, as a matter of fact, she was there at the unveiling of the John Henry sculpture. I believe I have some pictures of her with all the folks who were involved with the horse. The sculpture is life size, and is just wonderful! I wanted to mount up and take a ride on the track!
Hi, yes, I have seen the book Etched In Stone, it's a lovely book. I haven't yet run across it in my wanderings looking for books. Someday I will find it and add it to my collection.
Thanks for your recent note. I am not familiar with the book you mentioned on Modern Art and mental illness. I'll check that out. I saw a fascinating program on TV about people who sustained brain injuries and suddenly became musicians or artists. You have a very interesting library!
My copy of Errant Bronzes is the 1998 edition published by the University of Delaware Press.
RE: Pueblo Deco, I will check, though I usually input using the ISBN so I don't confuse similar titles. Thanks for the heads up!
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Thnaks! I'll download it.
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Books. They are in the DNA.
We have a lot in common. I worked in a public library for 23 years I do collect books on sculpture and sculptors, especially as they apply to Abraham Lincoln. My wife and I co-authored a book called Springfield's Sculptures, Monuments, and Plaques. I wrote a book called Lincoln In Sculpture, a compilation of Lincoln statue stories published by the Illinois State Historical Society. We vacation in Santa Fe for 10 days every year. Perhaps I'll run into you someday.

Carl Volkmann
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Oh my gracious! What a beauty. I love how your dad's hair looks so fluffy and white, just like the cotton candies. Great image.
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Absolutely stunning! I love the "warrior" look on your face. You have outdone yourself, carptrash. This image looks stupendous to me. :-)
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Me, earlier today (May 4, 2010)
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