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William Christenberry: Working from Memory - Collected Stories
Working from Memory is a collection of stories by the renowned photographer, painter and sculptor William Christenberry. Based on conversations with author and critic Susanne Lange, these stories elaborate the artist's memories of the Deep South, in whose rich literary tradition they are steeped. In a lyrical but lucid prose, they set personal experience against the backdr ...more
Hardcover, 108 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Steidl
(first published April 1st 2008)
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Bill Cristenberry has been our neighbor and friend for 30 years. He is a taciturn, laconic, modest man who loves the Boston Red Sox, Alabama football, and Hale county, Alabama. In this book, Bill repeats stories of his family, his past, his art. Many I have heard, others were completely new to me. His work is based on memory and here they are along with enough of his haunting photographs to allow the reader to make the connections. If you enjoy his art you should really read this book.