publications

Professional-personal biography.
Three international artists' correspondence.
Rich photographic and written journal by the Fairbanks, potter and painter.

Silent Sunflowers, A Balken Memoir


Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, author

A compelling and visually stunning account of the final European trip by Richard and Dixie Fairbanks to research folk crafts. What the couple experienced in
the Balkans was beyond their greatest expectations. Making daring forays into remote mountain villages and tirelessly exploring the great cities of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary the Fairbanks's found the folk art and artists they searched for.

It was submitted for a Washington State Book Award by the University Washington Press.

8 1/​2x11 250 pp, 453 illustrations, 432 color
University of Washington Press, 2000
ISBN: 0-295-98045-1