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Grass roots : African origins of an American art

Author: Dale RosengartenTheodore RosengartenEnid SchildkroutJudith Ann CarneyMuseum for African Art (New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: New York : Museum for African Art ; Seattle, WA : Distributed by University of Washington Press, ©2008.
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"Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art accompanies an exhibition of the same name produced by the Museum for African Art in New-York. The Museum is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture and is recognized worldwide as the foremost organizer of exhibitions and publisher of books devoted to historical and contemporary African art. Since its founding in 1984,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-
Grass roots.
New York : Museum for African Art ; Seattle, WA : Distributed by University of Washington Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)619932105
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Rosengarten; Theodore Rosengarten; Enid Schildkrout; Judith Ann Carney; Museum for African Art (New York, N.Y.); Avery Research Center.; McKissick Museum.
ISBN: 9780945802501 0945802501 9780945802518 094580251X
OCLC Number: 233790531
Notes: "Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Museum for African Art, New York, in cooperation with Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston and McKissick"--Title page verso.
Description: 269 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Elsie McCabe --
Acknowledgments / Dale Rosengarten and Enid Schildkrout --
Contributors --
Introduction / Theodore Rosengarten --
African origins: ancestors and analogues / Enid Schildkrout and Dale Rosengarten --
They understand their business well: West Africans in early South Carolina / Peter H. Wood --
Rice in the New World / Judith A. Carney --
By the rivers of Babylon: the Lowcountry basket in slavery and freedom / Dale Rosengarten --
Carolina's gold: three hundred years of rice and recipes in lowcountry kitchens / Jessica B. Harris --
Missions and markets: Sea Island basketry and the sweetgrass revolution / Dale Rosengarten --
Necessity and invention: the art of coiled basketry in Southern Africa / Sandra Klopper --
Documentary images and devotional acts: plantation painting as propaganda / John Michael Vlach --
The paradox of preservation: Gullah language, culture and imagery / Fath Davis Ruffins --
Islands are not isolated: reconsidering the roots of Gullah distinctiveness / J. Lorand Matory.
Responsibility: Dale Rosengarten, Theodore Rosengarten, Enid Schildkrout ; with contributions by Judith A. Carney [and others].

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Follows the coiled basket along its transformation from a simple farm tool used for processing grain to a work of art and a symbol of African and African American identity. This work contains images  Read more...

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