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The color of hay : the peasants of Maramureș

Author: Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin; H Woods McLaughlin
Publisher: [South Pasadena, California] : Www.colorofhay.com, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Northern Transylvania is the last bastion of subsistence peasant villages in Europe. It is an area so remote that the Romans never conquered them. Yet just two decades after the fall of communism, modernity is finally overcoming their centuries old traditions. In a single generation, the villages shown here have gone from illiterate poverty to cell phone towers. Kathleen's photographs capture both the traditions and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin; H Woods McLaughlin
ISBN: 9780615253374 0615253377
OCLC Number: 719389452
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm
Responsibility: Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, photographs ; H. Woods McLaughlin, text.

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Northern Transylvania is the last bastion of subsistence peasant villages in Europe. It is an area so remote that the Romans never conquered them. Yet just two decades after the fall of communism, modernity is finally overcoming their centuries old traditions. In a single generation, the villages shown here have gone from illiterate poverty to cell phone towers. Kathleen's photographs capture both the traditions and the change of the first decade of the 21st century. Using a medium format camera with traditional film negatives, she pursues the mission of a documentary photographer by preserving a piece of fading history. Over 130 photos are displayed throughout 200 pages. Each image carries a caption, a location and a date. The book is organized into chapters on the seasons, the ceremonies, and the meaning of life. Throughout, there are essays, poems, proverbs, ghost stories and songs to add depth to the lives of these special villages.

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Almost As Good As Being There

by verylazyj (WorldCat user published 2012-09-22) Excellent Permalink

Motivated by the pictures in The Color of Hay, we spent two weeks living with one of the families Kathleen photographed in Maramures. The Color of Hay accurately portrays the character of the people and the flavor of the region. Even though we came back with hundreds of our own photographs,...
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Lovely Book!

by Debra.Shumate (WorldCat user published 2012-08-29) Excellent Permalink

Romania is a stunningly beautiful country, with a large rural population notable for both warmth and humor. If you aren't able to visit Romania yourself, this book is the next best thing. The photography is gorgeous, and truly captures the culture and a traditional way of life that, though changing,...
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Life in the Tibet of Europe

by Sighet99 (WorldCat user published 2011-12-17) Excellent Permalink

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Photography as Intercultural Dialogue

by mcornis (WorldCat user published 2011-12-13) Excellent Permalink

Based on her yearlong photographic projects in Romania (2000-2001, and 2002-2003), Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin’s photo reportage...
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Fantastic Book on Maramures, Romania

by BillOwen (WorldCat user published 2011-12-04) Excellent Permalink

The photographs in the Color of Hay are truly inspirational. They capture the essence of the old world colliding with the new that only could happen in Maramures. This is a fantastic book that brings this wonderful, mysterious place to life.

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