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Symphonic Poem: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
     

Symphonic Poem: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

by Carole Genshaft, Ramona Austin, Aminah Robinson
 
"For me, there is no distinction between life and art. Folk art has to do with families and communities. It's timeless. It permeates the soul. It's the way people do things that's passed from generation to generation."—Aminah RobinsonAfrican American artist Aminah Robinson (b. 1940) works her magic in a stunning array of richly textured, wildly colorful

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"For me, there is no distinction between life and art. Folk art has to do with families and communities. It's timeless. It permeates the soul. It's the way people do things that's passed from generation to generation."—Aminah RobinsonAfrican American artist Aminah Robinson (b. 1940) works her magic in a stunning array of richly textured, wildly colorful multimedia works. Grand collages on fabric, sculptures, drawings, paintings, carvings, quilts, and books weave memory into a moving and unique art that documents her own and her community's history. Symphonic Poem—the catalogue for a major traveling exhibition celebrating her work—brings together more than 100 of Robinson's works with essays exploring her life, African influences and spirituality in her art, and her work in relation to that of other contemporary African-American artists. Throughout this book Robinson herself speaks about her life, her family, her travels, and her work, and provides a view of The Dollhouse, the workspace she has built in her backyard. This strikingly designed, oversized volume, complete with three gatefolds, is a lush and inviting look at the work of an exceptional artist.


About the Author:
Carole Genshaft is Co-curator of the accompanying exhibition of Aminah Robinson's art. Leslie King-Hammond is Dean of Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Romana Austin is Director of the Hampton University Museum of Virginia. Annagreth Nil, Curator of the Columbus Museum of Art, is Co-curator of the exhibition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810945050
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 12.32(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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