The Resource African canvas : the art of West African women, photographs and text by Margaret Courtney-Clarke ; foreword by Maya Angelou

African canvas : the art of West African women, photographs and text by Margaret Courtney-Clarke ; foreword by Maya Angelou

Label
African canvas : the art of West African women
Title
African canvas
Title remainder
the art of West African women
Statement of responsibility
photographs and text by Margaret Courtney-Clarke ; foreword by Maya Angelou
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Photojournalist Courtney-Clarke, whose book Ndebele captured the painted wall art of South Africa, brings the same inquiring spirit to this depiction of her three-year trek from Nigeria to Senegal. Surviving sandstorms, locusts and malaria, she documents the bold geometric and symbolic wall paintings made by women in remote West African villages. These women transform objects from their daily world--a fish net, a cooking pot, a weaving, a calabash--into rippling patterns laden with cosmic significance. Made with natural pigments from plants or clay, these pictures often perish in the rainy season. Creeping urbanization is also taking its toll on the villages, whose mud compounds, houses, clothing, body painting and pottery Courtney-Clarke documents as well. This strong, moving photoessay is equally valuable as an investigation of a dwindling way of life and as a permanent record of a seldom-seen vernacular art form."--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Courtney-Clarke, Margaret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7398
LC item number
.C68 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Angelou, Maya
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, West African
  • Art, Black
  • Women artists
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Arte negro
  • Mujeres como artistas
  • Art, Black
  • Art, West African
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Women artists
  • Art
  • Femmes artistes
  • Architecture vernaculaire
  • Frau
  • Stoffmalerei
  • Bildband
  • Wandmalerei
  • Volkskunst
  • Africa, West
  • Westafrika
Label
African canvas : the art of West African women, photographs and text by Margaret Courtney-Clarke ; foreword by Maya Angelou
Link
https://archive.org/details/africancanvasart00cour
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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 -- Compound -- Painting -- Motifs -- Interiors
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780847811663
Lccn
89024037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20357904
  • (OCoLC)ocm20357904
Label
African canvas : the art of West African women, photographs and text by Margaret Courtney-Clarke ; foreword by Maya Angelou
Link
https://archive.org/details/africancanvasart00cour
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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 -- Compound -- Painting -- Motifs -- Interiors
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780847811663
Lccn
89024037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20357904
  • (OCoLC)ocm20357904

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