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Riassunto: "My process is designed to give us 'colored folk' and women a taste of the American dream straight up. Since the facts don't do that too often, I decided to make it up. . . . That is the real power and joy of being an artist. We can make it come true. Or look true."—Faith Ringgold, in a 1992 interview
This catalog is the first book-length publication devoted to the exquisite story quilts of contemporary artist Faith Ringgold. Combining painted images, handwritten texts, and quilting techniques, Ringgold weaves together modernist painting; feminist critique; postmodernist strategies of appropriation, parody, and montage; and personal memoir in a remarkable synthesis that takes on European modernism, African American folk art, and the "black aesthetic" of the 1960s and 1970s. The catalog accompanies an exhibition of The French Collection and The American Collection, a series of story quilts Ringgold has produced since 1990. Catalog essays include an examination of Ringgold's stylistic development through the 1960s and 1970s, an exploration of the social and political aspects of the story quilts, and a recollection by the artist's daughter, writer Michele Wallace.
Ringgold has adapted the tradition of the American slave quilt to create a world in which African Americans and women dominate, where history is not only questioned but also reinvented. The titles of the quilts in Ringgold's French Collection and American Collection suggest her subject range and daring: Jo Baker's Birthday Party; Dinner at Gertrude Stein's; A Portrait of Aunt Jemima; Tubman, Douglass, and Truth: Wanted Dead or Alive are examples. Faith Ringgold's broad audience of admirers (her books for children have won Caldecott and New York Times book illustration honors) will welcome Dancing at the Louvre. Finally there is a book that displays her artistic achievements and provides a full discussion of her importance within contemporary art.
Review: No matter how society conspires to usher certain groups toward its dimly lit margins, some folks always work their way back to the center waving and shouting. Faith Ringgold redefines the solemn artistic canon represented by Van Gogh, Matisse, and Monet with her intricate, glorious story quilts. Their fabric and paint layers combine magical realism with politics, feminism, satire, memoir and the weight of African American history. Dancing at the Louvre was designed to accompany a traveling show of Ringgold's work. It pairs gorgeously rendered color plates with pithy text on her art, life, and politics. Her "French Collection" quilts feature protagonist Willia X enlivening--no, reviving--classical European art and tableaus. In "The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles," Van Gogh carries his awkward, brilliant sunflowers to a table where Willia X mingles with the likes of Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Sojourner Truth, "a fortress of African American women's courage, with enough energy to transform a nation piece by piece," writes Ringgold along the quilt border. Other pieces, such as the folk art "Who's Afraid of Aunt Jemima" and the unalloyed anger of "The Flag is Bleeding" conjure the pain of racism. --Francesca Coltrera
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Descrizione libro University of California Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0520214293I4N00
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95485474
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10847235
Descrizione libro University of California Press & New Museum of Contemporary Art, Berkeley, CA and New York, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. 167pp. with b/w and colour illustrations. Pages are unmarked and firm in binding. DJ has light edge wear, rub wear and a bit of creasing along the edges. Please note the book is oversized and it will require extra postage for most destinations. Actual book for sale pictured. 27.4 x 27.2 x 2.2 cm, wt1.6Kg Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 006449
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0520214293
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97805202142934.0
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0520214293 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.0268415
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020520214293
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010520214293
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Condizione libro: As New. First edition copy. . Like New dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria X14C-00260