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Duke University Center for Documentary Studies

Works: 124 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 7,078 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Quotations  Periodicals  Educational films 
Roles: Other
Classifications: PN1042, 808.1
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Most widely held works by Duke University
How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents an exploration of poetry and feeling, introducing poems selected by the author as emblematic because they suggest something crucial about the nature of poetry itself, and offering his insights on how the poems should be read. In this guide, the author reaches out to all those who may be disaffected by the mere mention of poetry and instructs the reader to focus on a personal, emotional response
In this timeless time : living and dying on death row in America by Bruce Jackson( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an examination of life on death row in a Texas prison, covering the brutal everyday experiences of the inmates and discussing the inconsistencies and arbitrariness of the judicial system in condeming prisoners
Closing : the life and death of an American factory by Bill Bamberger( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the White Furniture Company - a century-old, family-owned business that was bought out by a huge corporate conglomerate and later closed - puts a human face on the economic realities of the 1990s. Bill Bamberger took his revealing and powerful photographs during the last four months of operation on the factory floor, working side by side with the White employees. Cathy N. Davidson's text focuses on six people who represent every economic level in the American workforce: a CEO, an executive assistant, a middle manager, a supervisor, a skilled artisan, and a manual laborer. All speak the same language of craft, commitment, and community."--Jacket
Listening to children : a moral journey with Robert Coles by Robert Coles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child psychiatrist Robert Coles investigates children's moral development via case studies of eight children and their families. Later in the program, Coles leads a group discussion with parents and teachers in Raleigh, North Carolina
Lewis and Clark revisited : a photographer's trail by Greg MacGregor( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DoubleTake( )

in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was true : the photographs and notebooks of William Gedney by William Gedney( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56. He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside of a few colleagues and curators. From the commerce of the street outside his Brooklyn apartment window to the daily chores of unemployed coal miners, from the indolent lifestyle of hippies in Haight-Ashbury to the sacred rituals of Hindu worshipers, Gedney's unobtrusive view reveals the beauty and mystery of individual lives. Excerpts from Gedney's correspondence and notebooks help us discover this intensely private man."--Jacket
Twenty-five and under : photographers( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red white blue and God bless you : a portrait of Northern New Mexico by Alex Harris( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One place : Paul Kwilecki and four decades of photographs from Decatur County, Georgia by Paul Kwilecki( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though artistic and ambitious, Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009) chose to remain in Bainbridge, Georgia, the small Decatur County town where he was born, raised, and ran the family's hardware store. He had always been interested in photography and taught himself how to use a camera. Over four decades, he documented life in his community, making hundreds of masterful and intimate black-and-white prints. Kwilecki developed his visual ideas in series of photographs of high school proms, prison hog killings, shade-tree tobacco farming, factory work, church life, the courthouse. He also wrote eloquently
The bathers by Jennette Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jennette Williams's platinum prints of women bathers in Budapest and Istanbul take us inside spaces intimate and public, austere and sensuous, filled with water, steam, tile, stone, ethereal sunlight, and earthly flesh. Over a period of eight years, Williams, who is based in New York City, traveled to Hungary and Turkey to photograph, without sentimentality or objectification, women daring enough to stand naked before her camera. Young and old, the women of The Bathers inhabit and display their bodies with comfort and ease - floating, showering, conversing, lost in reverie." "To create the images in The Bathers, Williams drew on gestures and poses found in iconic paintings of nude women, including tableaux of bathers by Paul Cezanne and Auguste Renoir, renderings of Venus by Giorgione and Titian, Dominique Ingres's Odalisque and Slave, and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. By alluding to these images and others, Williams sought to reflect the religious and mythological associations of water with birth and rebirth, comfort and healing, purification and blessing. She also used copies of the paintings to communicate with her Hungarian- and Turkish-speaking subjects - homemakers, factory workers, saleswomen, secretaries, managers, teachers, and students." "Working in steam-filled environments, Williams created quiet, dignified images that evoke not only canonical representations of female nudes but also early pictorial photography. At the same time, they raise contemporary questions about the gaze, the definition of documentary photography, and the representation and perception of beauty and femininity, particularly as they relate to the aging body. Above all else, her photos are sensuously evocative. They invite the viewer to feel the steam, hear the murmur of conversation, and reflect on the allure of the female form." --Book Jacket
Twenty-five under twenty-five( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Sanford and the new South( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Sanford and the new South is the story of a progressive Southern governor and his bare-knuckle politics during segregation's reign
Brother towns : pueblos hermanos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida. The film chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family. It is also a story of local and international controversy. News of undocumented immigrants is familiar in nearly every community across the U.S., and citizens must choose how they respond to this issue
25 under 25 : up-and-coming American photographers( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy by Shelby Foote( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1940s, Walker Percy and Shelby Foote, friends since their teenage years in Greenville, Mississippi, began a correspondence that would last until Percy's death in 1990. Their letters provide a rich record of an enduring literary and personal friendship. Walker Percy, winner of the National Book Award, wrote six novels, two volumes of philosophical writings, and numerous essays on topics ranging from the aesthetics of bourbon drinking to race and integration in the South. Described variously as a Catholic novelist and philosophical writer, he was above all a gifted comic moralist, a writer of wit, and a keen observer of manners and mores. Shelby Foote began his career as a novelist, producing in short order five works of fiction that were greeted by favorable reviews and modest sales. Foote's reputation rests far less upon his fiction, however, than upon a massive three-volume narrative history of the Civil War that he started, almost on a lark, in the early 1950s and completed in 1974. In more recent years, Foote gained an even larger following as a result of his role as a commentator in Ken Burns's documentary The Civil War. The correspondence between Percy and Foote traces their lives from the beginning of their respective careers, when they were grappling most openly with their ambitions, artistic doubts, and assorted personal problems. Although they discuss such serious matters as the death of Foote's mother and Percy's battle with cancer, their letters are full of sly humor, good-natured ribbing, and a large dose of self-mockery
Beyond beauty : the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rough South of Larry Brown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves interviews of Brown and his wife, Mary Annie, with narrative adaptations of his short stories, Boy & dog, Wild thing, and Samaritans, brought vividly to the screen with performances by Will Patton, Paul Schneider, and Natalie Canerday. The result is a unique and compelling examination of the life and works of the late Oxford, Mississippi, fireman-turned-writer
William Earle Williams, unsung heroes : African American soldiers in the Civil War, January 16 - March 16, 2007 by William Earle Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography of memorial sites to commemorate and honor the contribution of more than 180,000 African American soldiers who shaped the outcome of the Union victory in the American Civil War
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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry
Alternative Names
Center for Documentary Studies (Duke University)

Centro para Estudios Documentales (Duke University)

Duke University Center for Documentary Studies

Duke University. Centro para Estudios Documentales

English (72)

Closing : the life and death of an American factoryLewis and Clark revisited : a photographer's trailWhat was true : the photographs and notebooks of William GedneyTwenty-five and under : photographersRed white blue and God bless you : a portrait of Northern New MexicoThe bathersTwenty-five under twenty-five25 under 25 : up-and-coming American photographers