Afro-American folk art and crafts

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  • Creator edited by William Ferris
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [1986] ©1983
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 440 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 0878053069, 9780878053063, 1604733918, 9781604733914
  • OCLC ocm13361045

Notes

  • Originally published: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1983.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-397; 409-422), filmography (p. 423-433) and index.
  • Also issued online.

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 -- Black artisans and craftsmen : colonial era through 1900 : a select historical bibliography / Clarence Mohr -- Films / Ellen Slack
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