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Articles of Faith: African-American Community Churches in Chicago (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) Hardcover – June 1, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1930066977 ISBN-10: 193006697X Edition: 1st
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"Among the thing I like most about the series [of photographs] is its ideal use of the book format: lifting the cover and turning the pages mimics the physical act of opening a door and peering in. I love the signs of life in each room: the bongo drums, the hand-sewn pillows, the plastic cutlery set for a meal, the makeshift tubs for baptism, the chairs that have been spray-painted gold. . . . These are the signs of work and care which make the expression "House of Worship" ring true--a home away from home, a place to commune."
(New Yorker Book Bench Blog)

"Extraordinary photographs that capture the identity and personality of each church."
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About the Author

Dave Jordano is a commercial photographer from Chicago. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Northwestern University, among others.


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Product Details

  • Series: Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Center for American Places; 1 edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193006697X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930066977
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #722,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marco Paoluzzo on September 18, 2010
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Dave Jordano is one of the most interesting american photographers, unfortunately not known enough. His work is always a shock, bright colors, strong lines and special moods. His pictures can remind at Alec Soth's work, but they are just much stronger. I am not interested in churches and faith. But Jordano's work brings you further, beyond churches and faith. It is great photography. If I had a wish, it would be to see Jordano's work on the Mid-West published. It would for sure add a big name to american photography.
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