Throughout history, every culture in every country has used bells in a fascinating variety of ways. How exciting for Julie to discover their beautiful, fun, unusual, functional, traditional, whimsical uses and locations around the world – and record them in this delightful view of life.
Julie Dawson has worked as a professional watercolor artist, photographer, writer, designer, and speaker since 1973. Here she combines all those passions with her extensive journeys in 101 countries.
From over 15,000 bell photographs that Julie took in 57 countries of independent travel with her husband, she selected 500 and wrote the stories of how the bells were used and their adventures in finding them.
Bells are the most unique item in the world, and Julie’s coffee table art book is truly unique as well. Indeed, it is about bells, but it is also about customs, cultures, history, her travels and her extraordinary life. An unusual look at the world for travelers, for bell lovers, the just plain curious.
Hard cover with sleeve, 219 pages, 500 photos. ISBN 978-0-9817683-0-4