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Another Coat of Paint
Another Coat of Paint by Wyatt Waters and Willie Morris
Foreword by Willie Morris | Illustrations by Wyatt Waters


 
Hardback. Later Printing. Signed by Wyatt Waters.
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Brandon, Mississippi: Quail Ridge Press (1995)

Hardback. Later Printing. Signed by Wyatt Waters.

Artwork by Wyatt Waters, Foreword by Willie Morris.

Using watercolors to reproduce the sun-baked hues of the South, artist Wyatt Waters has spent the past 15 years painting the houses, business establishments, and other scenes of Mississippi's capital city, Jackson. In this splendid book--readers will find those scenes reproduced in vibrant color and black and white.

Waters uses loose colors and textures to depict the unique southern architecture. His paintings show that the city has lost both physically and spiritually through natural disaster and willful destruction. They also show the many colorful places that still exist. His paintings show the humor and history that make a city's past landmarks its oddities and its present oddities its icons.

Like Edward Hopper's paintings, and Eugene Atget's photographs, Waters' images capture a place of inhabitants yet rich in people: an umbrelled man "Working Late," a shadowy sweeper in "The Mayflower," and a woman waiting outside a shop in "Saving Souls."

Along with Jackson born writer Willie Morris who wrote the forward, and Judy Tucker who researched and wrote the captions, Wyatt Waters has given the city a record of how it lives, works, and looks. He has given Jackson Another Coat of Paint.

Very fine in dust jacket.

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