A Transformative Reading Experience
Forgotten Faces has received much attention since its June 2004 publication. Art and Antiques Magazine reviewer Gary Collision proclaimed it “a stunning gallery, filled with haunting echoes of the past, an important addition to the study of both cemeteries and immigrant life.”
Publishers Weekly, celebrating Small Press Month in March 2005, enlisted Forgotten Faces on its cover. The next month U.S. News & World Report, interviewed author Horne quoting “memorial portraiture connects the person portrayed to the observer in a very genuine way.”
The First Complete Reference on Memorial Portraiture
About.com Art History Guide Shelley Esaak declared Forgotten Faces to be the first reference of its kind. She added: “To describe the portraits as haunting would be taking the easy adjective out. Horne does an admirable job of explaining how, exactly, the technology can produce an object capable of withstanding the elements for many decades.”
Elizabeth Broman, reviewer for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, added: "Horne has written a very well organized and informative documentation of photo-ceramic memorial portraits. His observations are heartfelt, and his excitement is contagious and palpable. I was alternately charmed, saddened, and intrigued by the photographs of these people. The book deals with a fascinating wealth of images. ... After reading it and going through the photos several times, I feel truly inspired."
Five Star Recommendation!
Midwest Book Review agreed and awarded the publication FIVE STARS, noting, “Images of immigrants from 28 nations have been captured to heartrending perfection, presenting a unique cross section of photographic art and history combined.”
Featured in the History Channel Magazine
Underscoring the historical importance of “Forgotten Faces, the History Channel Magazine in November 2006 unveiled a two-page article, written by Ph.D. Lisa Montanarelli, documenting the educational and visual nature of the book.
The Captivating Appeal of Memorial Portraits
Quoting Richard Meyer, professor at Western Oregon State College and American cemeteries expert: When we gaze at a photograph on a gravestone, a bond is established which no other type of memorial can quite generate. If to know history is to know those who lived it, photo markers go a long way toward making that seemingly unattainable goal possible.
Now you can explore this unique art form in absorbing detail through Forgotten Faces new eBook format. The hi-resolution photos can be explored in even greater detail than the print version.
Purchase now and enjoy the haunting allure of this transformative art form.