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Author Patterson, Sara M., 1974- author

Title Middle of nowhere : religion, art, and pop culture at Salvation Mountain / Sara M. Patterson
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2016
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Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Outsiders All: Art, Religion, and Sacred Space -- Chapter 2 "Nowhere Else Is Like This": The Space of the Place -- Chapter 3 Gift Giving and Mountain Making: Exchange and Sacred Space -- Chapter 4 When Prophet Meets Exile: Salvation Mountain and the Paradox of Freedom in the American West -- Chapter 5 "Up Close, It Became the World": Pilgrimage to Salvation Mountain -- Chapter 6 "Lord Jesus, I Gave Them My Very Best": Bad Religion, Bad Art, and the Quest for Good Taste
Chapter 7 The Disappearance of Sacred Space? Authority and Authenticity in the Desert -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Summary In Middle of Nowhere Sara M. Patterson argues that Leonard Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Knight, Leonard, 1931-2014.
Christian art and symbolism.
Installations (Art) -- California -- Salton Sea Region
Outsider art -- California -- Salton Sea Region
Outsider artists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826356311 (electronic bk.)
9780826356314 (electronic bk.)