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Covering basketry, musical instruments, wood carving, quilting, pottery, boatbuilding, blacksmithing, architecture, and graveyard decoration, John Vlach seeks to trace and substantiate African influences in the traditional arts and crafts of black Americans. It is a widespread tradition, he observes, readily visible in areas such as the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia but discernible as well in places far to the west and north. With the aid of more than two hundred photographs and numerous maps, diagrams, and drawings, Vlach not only examines the form and content of the artifacts and structures but also relates them to the complex cultural context from which they sprang--the interwoven strands of African and European influence.

Originally published in 1978 as the catalog to a major exhibit by the Cleveland Museum of Art, this book was among the first to describe and analyze the achievements of African American artisans. It is now recognized as a landmark work, the standard in its field, and is widely used by historians, folklorists, anthropologists, and sociologists.

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Covering basketry, musical instruments, wood carving, quilting, pottery, boatbuilding, blacksmithing, architecture, and graveyard decoration, John Vlach seeks to trace and substantiate widespread African influences in the traditional arts and crafts of black Americans.

About the Author

John Michael Vlach is professor of American studies and anthropology and director of the Folklife Program at George Washington University. He is the author of Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery and coeditor (with Dell Upton) of Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture (Georgia).

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ISBN:
9780820312330
Other:
Vlach, John M.
Author:
Cleveland Museum Of Art
Author:
Vlach, John M.
Author:
Vlach, John Michael
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Location:
Athens, GA :
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Afro-american art
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
African influences
Subject:
European influences
Subject:
Afro-American decorative arts -- Exhibitions.
Subject:
African American art
Subject:
African American decorative arts
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
African American art - African influences
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
530
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
196 illus.
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
11.06x8.27x.44 in. 1.04 lbs.

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