From the Back Cover
"This is a very important book. Here is a portal opening on significances within cemetery monuments. Indeed here is a portal opening on worlds beyond the grave, beyond the graveyard."--John Stilgoe, author of Borderland: Origins of the American Suburb
"The book's power is its wonderful, evocative photographs. Using such illustrations, Brown defines the place of the gravestone and cemetery in the vernacular culture of America's heartland."--David C. Sloane, author of The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History
"A most welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on American cemeteries and gravemarkers, and, through its focus upon the nation's heartland, a significant contribution to the study of American regionalism."--Richard E. Meyer, editor of Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture
About the Author
John Gary Brown is a professional photographer in Lawrence, Kansas. He has photographed cemeteries in most of the countries of Europe, in Mexico, and in the Middle East, as well as throughout the United States. His photographs have appeared in Smithsonian, Americana, and Architectural Digest.