Michael Fowler, Calling the Fleeting Breath, 1st ed., Signed
Traces Lincoln’s Personae Through Art and Artifacts
Calling the Fleeting Breath: Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln’s Personae Through Art and Material Culture impacts the reader/viewer through richly colorful images of Lincolnian art and artifacts that trace Lincoln’s varied personae as they are woven through a chronology from Lincoln’s time to our own.
A narrative accompanies each image explaining why and how the artwork and artifacts were used and experienced during their time. In 1860 wearing or pocketing mass produced “giveaways” of Lincoln’s presidential badges, medals, or tokens likely made “Self-Made” candidate Lincoln come to have as much a visceral connection to the voting public as the symbols of axe, fence rail and log cabin that were impressed upon them through other visual means of campaign banners and luminary projections of the candidate onto buildings.
Fowler, Michael. CALLING THE FLEETING BREATH: GLIMPSES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S PERSONAE THROUGH ART AND MATERIAL CULTURE. LaVerge, TN, Ingram Spark, 2021. 182p., illus. Signed.