Fine Art and Crafts

Fine Art and Crafts

by Muriel Miller Branch, Connie Naden

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Children's Literature
The fourth in Millbrook's "African American Arts" series takes a chronological approach to craftsmen, painters, sculptors, and folks artists working in the United States since colonial days. Because the work of most antebellum African Americans was by necessity anonymous, Branch investigates themes in their pots, quilts, and goods that successfully crossed the ocean from West Africa. This material is for the most part fresh and welcome. The remainder of the book is a series of thumbnail biographical sketches of fairly well known figures. Most useful are the well-reproduced illustrations of individual works keyed to each artisan/artist's entry, enabling the reader to connect with the person under discussion. Also of note is a final chapter discussing the renewal of interest in these artists and conservation programs currently in place to restore their art. 2001, Twenty-First Century Books, $28.90. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
African-American Arts Series
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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