Seeing the World through the Heart of Its Bells

by Julie Whitney Dawson

© 2008 Julie Whitney Dawson
224 pages
9 x 12 
495 photographs

ISBN 978-0-9817683-0-4 (hard cover)

Price $48.00

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From the Dust Cover --

The delight and surprises of finding bells all over the world have accompanied Julie and Peter Dawson in their travels through all 7 continents, including 97 countries and all 50 states in the USA. In this book, you will discover bells in a myriad of places and a plethora of uses. Bells will capture your heart as they introduce you to customs and histories of various cultures through Julie's photographs, stories of bells, and the adventures of finding them. Look and listen. Bells are everywhere!

About the Author/Photographer --

Julie Dawson and her husband, Peter, have traveled extensively and intensively throughout 97 countries. As a professional watercolor artist, photographer, writer, and speaker since 1973, she uses what she sees and learns from her travels in her work. For more than 15 years, Julie has photographed bells. She is fascinated by their myriad locations and uses in every culture throughout history. In Seeing the World through the Heart of Its Bells, her photographs of bells are accompanied by stories of how the bells are/were used and the Dawson’s happy adventures in finding them.

Julie has had 87 one woman exhibitions of her watercolors. Her work appears in public and private collections world wide.

She has written and illustrated 3 children’s books:

  • The Sillybillies

  • The Sillybillies on the Moon

  • The Sillybillies go to the Theatre

She and Peter, live in Birmingham, Michigan.

Julie Dawson
Photograph by Linda Deanovic


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