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The Resource Afro-American folk art and crafts, edited by William Ferris

Afro-American folk art and crafts, edited by William Ferris

Label
Afro-American folk art and crafts
Title
Afro-American folk art and crafts
Statement of responsibility
edited by William Ferris
Title variation
African American folk art and crafts
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This omnibus volume offers a unique look at a fascinating and evocative strain of art that has emerged chiefly in the rural American South and in the black cultural centers as blacks migrated across the continent. Pictorial quilts, sculpture and carvings, basketry, pottery, forged metal, musical instruments, and dwellings--these are among the forms that express this appealingly quaint yet powerful presence in American art and the African folk heritage from which this wonderful art springs. Celebrating its African folkroots and the individual artists whose lives are so closely intertwined with their art, this illuminating introduction collects writings by sixteen notable scholars of this rich and varied treasury of folk culture."--P. [4] of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
745/.08996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
NK839.3.A35
LC item number
A35 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ferris, William R
Series statement
Center for the Study of Southern Culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, American
  • Art, American
  • African American art
  • African American folk art
  • African American decorative arts
  • African American folk art
  • African American decorative arts
Label
Afro-American folk art and crafts, edited by William Ferris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : G.K. Hall, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / William Ferris -- "Folkroots" / Roland L. Freeman -- African influence on the art of the United States / Robert Farris Thompson -- The Harriet Powers pictorial quilts / Marie Jeanne Adams -- Aesthetic principles in Afro-American quilts / Maude Southwell Wahlman and John Scully -- Pecolia Warner, quilt maker / William Ferris -- Vision in Afro-American folk art: the sculpture of James Thomas / William Ferris -- James "Son Ford" Thomas, sculptor / William Ferris -- Afro-American folk sculpture from Parchman Penitentiary / David Evans -- George "Baby" Scott (1865-1945): a carver and his repertoire / Elizabeth Mosby Adler -- Black fife and drum music in Mississippi / David Evans -- Othar Turner, cane fife maker / William Ferris -- Afro-American one-stringed instruments / David Evans -- Louis Dotson, one-stringed guitar maker / William Ferris -- The folk banjo: a documentary history / Dena J. Epstein -- Afro-American coil basketry in Charleston County, South Carolina: affective characteristics of an artistic craft in a social context / Gerald L. Davis -- Harvesting and heritage: a comparison of Afro-American and African basketry / Mary Twining -- The shotgun house: an African architectural legacy / John Michael Vlach -- The homestead of Frank Foster / William Ferris -- Phillip Simmons: Afro-American blacksmith / John M. Vlach -- Afro-American folk pottery in the South / John A. Burrison -- Folklore and art history / Simon J. Bronner and Christopher Lornell
Control code
ocm13361045
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Print-on-demand ed.
Extent
440 p.
Isbn
9780878053063
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86003458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)13361045
Label
Afro-American folk art and crafts, edited by William Ferris
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : G.K. Hall, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / William Ferris -- "Folkroots" / Roland L. Freeman -- African influence on the art of the United States / Robert Farris Thompson -- The Harriet Powers pictorial quilts / Marie Jeanne Adams -- Aesthetic principles in Afro-American quilts / Maude Southwell Wahlman and John Scully -- Pecolia Warner, quilt maker / William Ferris -- Vision in Afro-American folk art: the sculpture of James Thomas / William Ferris -- James "Son Ford" Thomas, sculptor / William Ferris -- Afro-American folk sculpture from Parchman Penitentiary / David Evans -- George "Baby" Scott (1865-1945): a carver and his repertoire / Elizabeth Mosby Adler -- Black fife and drum music in Mississippi / David Evans -- Othar Turner, cane fife maker / William Ferris -- Afro-American one-stringed instruments / David Evans -- Louis Dotson, one-stringed guitar maker / William Ferris -- The folk banjo: a documentary history / Dena J. Epstein -- Afro-American coil basketry in Charleston County, South Carolina: affective characteristics of an artistic craft in a social context / Gerald L. Davis -- Harvesting and heritage: a comparison of Afro-American and African basketry / Mary Twining -- The shotgun house: an African architectural legacy / John Michael Vlach -- The homestead of Frank Foster / William Ferris -- Phillip Simmons: Afro-American blacksmith / John M. Vlach -- Afro-American folk pottery in the South / John A. Burrison -- Folklore and art history / Simon J. Bronner and Christopher Lornell
Control code
ocm13361045
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Print-on-demand ed.
Extent
440 p.
Isbn
9780878053063
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86003458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)13361045

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