This book, while it is a survey, is by no means the last word on the subject of traditional Afro-American art and craft. Rather, it will provide inspiration for more investigation, for rechecking materials and findings, for further discovery, and that it will ultimately help develop a richer and more complete understanding of Afro-American culture.
|Publisher:||Cleveland Museum of Art|
About the Author
John Michael Vlach is professor of American studies and anthropology and director of the Folklife Program at George Washington University. He is the author of Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery and coeditor (with Dell Upton) of Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture (Georgia).