[]
[]
Search results may be incorrect due to issues resulting from a system upgrade. Please use the Classic Catalog to search our collection at this time.

Dancing at the Louvre

Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts
(Book - 1998 )
Dancing at the Louvre


Item Details

"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 paing∫ feminist critique; postmodernist strategies of appropriation, parody, and monta≥ 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.
Title: Dancing at the Louvre
Faith Ringgold's French collection and other story quilts
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. :, University of California Press,, 1998
Characteristics: ix, 167 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,27 x 28 cm
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition to be held at the Akron Art Museum and five other museums between Jan. 24, 1998 and October 10, 1999
ISBN: 0520214293
Branch Call Number: 746.46 Da
More » MARC Display»

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at CRRL

  Loading...

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings


LibraryThing Series Information


  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.