Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Salvation Mountain: The Art of Leonard Knight by Leonard Knight and Larry Yust

This book combines the story of Leonard Knight in his own words with photographs of Salvation Mountain, his unique art project made of adobe, window putty, and lots of paint in the Southern California desert. The commentary focuses on the time when Knight's mountain was at the center of a political controversy and in danger of being torn down, discussing its role in the history of American folk art that has survived similar attacks, such as the Watts Towers. Knight appears to be an amazing individual whose lifestyle of simplicity and happiness extends God's love to everyone he comes in contact with; hopefully his mountain will always be standing and proclaiming that "God is love;" for as Knight says, "Love just makes a nice day."

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: N 6494 .E27 K65 1998, 4th FL Special Collections Huell Howser California's Gold Oversize Books
Review submitted by Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended 

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