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Byzantine Butterflies : The Folk Paintings of Peter Contis and Helen Contis; Greek Immigrants to ...

Byzantine Butterflies : The Folk Paintings of Peter Contis and Helen Contis; Greek Immigrants to America

Lewis, David

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ISBN 10: 0879516305 / ISBN 13: 9780879516307
Published by Overlook Press, 1995
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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First softcover edition (1-10) Bound in illustrated glossy paper wraps, 160 pages. Illustrated throughout with pictures of Pittsburgh and the Conti's art work. Inscribed by the author, David Lewis, "with kindest regards to two who have known the contis for 50 years, 20 years more than me! and signed by Lewis. Bookseller Inventory # 000416

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Title: Byzantine Butterflies : The Folk Paintings ...

Publisher: Overlook Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

The work of Peter and Helen Contis featured urban paintings, such as hillsides with houses, rivers with barges, and churches with domes and arches, all exuding a Pittsburgh identity. This book shows their work and tells their story.

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The folk paintings of Peter Contis and Helen Contis depict quite a different Pittsburgh setting than one could envision from modern images: Lewis' associations with the immigrant folk artists provides plenty of detailed insights on how their backgrounds as self-taught painters blended with their unique vision of the area to produce startlingly different views. Plenty of color examples of their works accompanies an even stronger, in-depth and personal exploration of the Contis' lives and perspectives. -- Midwest Book Review

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