The Resource The spirit of African design, by Sharne Algotsson and Denys Davis ; written by Yanick Rice Lamb ; photographs by George Ross ; design by Helene Silverman

The spirit of African design, by Sharne Algotsson and Denys Davis ; written by Yanick Rice Lamb ; photographs by George Ross ; design by Helene Silverman

Label
The spirit of African design
Title
The spirit of African design
Statement of responsibility
by Sharne Algotsson and Denys Davis ; written by Yanick Rice Lamb ; photographs by George Ross ; design by Helene Silverman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Spirit of African Design, authors Sharne Algotsson and Denys Davis explore a number of stunning homes, successfully capturing the many possibilities that exist for African-inspired design. Text and photographs reveal the strong, distinctive motifs that distinguish the different areas of the continent: the dazzling geometric patterns of North Africa, the rich earth tones of East Africa, the bold graphics of West Africa, as well as the elegant style of Afro-European design and the eclectic interpretations of contemporary designers. Each area of the home is examined - entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and gardens - with detailed explanations and captions offering essential design guidance and expert suggestions. There are also stunningly illustrated chapters that look at African textiles, furniture, paint and pattern techniques, housewares, and art, with practical advice on how to collect, use, and display these remarkable items. A detailed resource listing of stores, books, and outlets ensures that Africa's bounty can enrich any home. With its emphasis on natural materials, expressive folk art, and hands-on creativity, The Spirit of African Design embraces and brings home the many rewards of African-inspired decorating
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Algotsson, Sharne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1488.75
LC item number
.A43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davis, Denys
  • Lamb, Yanick Rice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art, Black
  • Art, Black
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Versieringskunst
  • Vormgeving
  • Interieurkunst
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Label
The spirit of African design, by Sharne Algotsson and Denys Davis ; written by Yanick Rice Lamb ; photographs by George Ross ; design by Helene Silverman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174) 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 -- Entrances and halls -- Color, pattern, texture -- Living rooms -- Furniture forms -- Kitchens and dining rooms -- Art and objects -- Bedrooms -- Textile tradition -- Outdoor spaces -- Resources
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9780517599167
Lccn
95012992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32236416
  • (OCoLC)ocm32236416
Label
The spirit of African design, by Sharne Algotsson and Denys Davis ; written by Yanick Rice Lamb ; photographs by George Ross ; design by Helene Silverman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174) 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 -- Entrances and halls -- Color, pattern, texture -- Living rooms -- Furniture forms -- Kitchens and dining rooms -- Art and objects -- Bedrooms -- Textile tradition -- Outdoor spaces -- Resources
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9780517599167
Lccn
95012992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32236416
  • (OCoLC)ocm32236416

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