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Title: From Genesis to Revelation

Author(s): Steven Hill

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 35

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 34-39

Keywords: cement, concrete, metal, cold joint, rust

Date: 3/1/2013

Abstract:
Concrete sculptures in the Garden of Eden, a historic folk art site in Lucas, KS, recently have been restored by the Kohler Foundation. The site was created between 1907 and 1928 and now draws about 8000 visitors a year. The article discusses the artist, Samuel P. Dinsmoor; his motivations and methods; the site’s tenuous history; and the processes used to return the unique artwork to its original brilliance.

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