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No Space Hidden

no space hiddenGrey Gundaker's No Space Hidden: The Spirit of African American Yard Work has recently been published by the University of Tennessee Press.
Co-authored with Judith McWillie, No Space Hidden analyzes how the artful arrangement of everyday objects and plants in African American yards expresses both a number of rich and sustaining cultural traditions as well as the makers' own experiences and concerns. A remarkable consistency, Gundaker and McWillie argue, is apparent in the goals of those who create these works: service to God, justice on earth, and community improvement are chief among their aims.