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by Douglas Keister

Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents download ebook
ISBN:
1423603141
ISBN13:
978-1423603146
Author:
Douglas Keister
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith; 1St Edition edition (October 13, 2008)
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Pages:
256 pages
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1598 kb
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1123 kb
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Photography & Video
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Rating:
4.3

What a strange little book this is. Carefully illustrated with Douglas Keister's lovely photos, half the book is taken up with cemetery listings spread across the American South from Alabama through Virginia.

What a strange little book this is. The strange part is that it doesn't include all of the "Dixie" states, leaving out Florida, Mississippi, and Texas. Also, I can't figure out why the cemeteries are arranged the way they are.

When author/photographer Douglas Keister's book Stories in Stone came out in 2004, Sunset magazine stated, ""Keister has done for cemetery exploration what Audubon did for birding. Since then, cemetery fans have been clamoring for more.

Forever Dixie chronicles thirteen of the most well known cemeteries south of the Mason-Dixon line, and their more well-known permanent residents. Beginning with Metairie Cemetery, in New Orleans, Louisiana and ending with Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. I didn't get around to reading it until May 2012, four months later I've finished this fascinating book.

A Field Guide To Los Angeles Area Cemeteries & Their Residents. Stunning photographs, fascinating text, and easy GPS directions for finding gracious architecture, fabulous artwork, and memorable gravesites of famous Los Angeles residents. Award-winning photographer/writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books on residential architecture as well as those on cemetery exploration. He lives in Chico, California. A simple guide for cemetery lovers

Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents.

Forever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents. Sunset magazine said, Keister has done for cemetery exploration what Audubon did for birding. Keister has also authored additional cemetery guides titled Forever Dixie and Forever . You can visit him on the web at ww. ouglaskeister.

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Forever . : A Field Guide To Los Angeles Area Cemeteries & Their Residents. Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity. Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography. Stories in Stone New York: A Field Guide to New York City Area Cemeteries & Their Residents.

When author/photographer Douglas Keister's book Stories in Stone came out in 2004, Sunset magazine stated, "Keister has done for cemetery exploration what Audubon did for birding." Since then, cemetery fans have been clamoring for more. Keister has answered them with Forever Dixie, an exploration of thirteen of the South's best cemeteries and forty notable southerners who have chosen to call the South their permanent home. Forever Dixie gives cemetery explorers GPS directions to the graves of famous southerners such as Martin Luther King Jr., Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Colonel Sanders, Casey Jones, Johnny Mercer, and dozens more. Also featured are interesting and unique graves of ordinary citizens like Thelma Holford of Jonesboro, Arkansas, who commissioned an Italian marble statue of herself and her beloved dog, Bunnie. Forever Dixie is a great gift for all those who call America's southern states home and for those who may have moved but whose hearts, souls, and roots still live in the South.

Photographer/writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books, including the highly praised book on cemetery exploration, Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography, and Going Out in Style, a book about cemetery art and architecture. His twenty-five books on residential architecture include Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Red Tile Style, Classic Cottages, and Cottages. Keister also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. He lives in Chico, California.

Reviews:
  • Taulkree
Not unexpectedly, Douglas Keister has managed to blend his talent for photography and the visual with a solid narrative including biographical information about the 'permanent residents' of the cemeteries he has chosen for inclusion in this book. The end result is a field guide which I think accurately picks up on the charm and flavor of the southern graveyard.
While I wish he had included more cemeteries and had covered a larger geographical area, that is probably my only criticism of this book and a minor one at that.
Since I spend a lot of time in cemeteries and have been spending a lot of time in the southern US, I can attest that he has managed to convey the charm and uniqueness of the burial grounds of the south. Two of my favorites were included: Bonaventure in Savannah GA and Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond VA. I could go on extensively re: how interesting and historically significant both are as each could easily constitute a full day's visit.
While this book is undoubtedly useful as a guide, it is also just a good read even if you chose not to visit even one cemetery listed. I recommend this to anyone interested in cemetery culture, history, or the southern US.
  • JUST DO IT
Another SUPER read! I have SEVERAL Douglas Keister works. As always, page after page is packed full of information. His photography is superior. You'll not be disappointed with this book.
  • Pooker
I have a blog on Mountain View Cemetery and Doug Keister's other two books, "Going out in Style" and "Stories in Stone" are my bibles. There is an enormous amount of well-researched, useful information packed into these little books. "Forever Dixie" isn't a battle cry for the Confederacy, but a call for us to remember and to preserve the beautiful resting places in America's Deep South. As always, the photography is beautiful. Add this book to his other classics on the topic of cemeteries.
  • AGAD
I am very interested in Southern history and also old cemeteries. This was a very interesting book and I went thru it pretty fast. It had a lot of photos and told a little about the people who built the structures and were buried there. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in historical cemeteries.
  • Purestone
A good, but not perfect, book for Southern Taphophiles. A great deal of it is straight out of the "Field Guide", but using pictures from southern cemeteries instead. Half the book is dedicated to selected cemeteries in the south, and interesting monuments in those cemeteries. I was a little disappointed there wasn't some discussion about particular symbolism predominantly used in the south or things special to this part of the country. I also had wished that maybe there had been a list of other good cemeteries to visit in each state, rather than the one or two (or none) included. But still a very useful book, and has got me interested in seeing cemeteries in other states.
  • Bu
Excellent guide to cemeteries in the South. Especially helpful is the glossary of symbols with meanings.
  • Kirizan
A study in the history and lore of the South by way of Cemeteries. Keister is very definitely a man who knows and loves his cemeteries!
Lots of fun to read through.