Approx. 192 pp., 9.5 x 11, 183 color plates., 6 halftones, bibl., index
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1529-5
Published: October 2013
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Drawing on conversations with the basketmakers from across the country and reproducing many of their documentary photographs, Bell offers an intimate glimpse of their lifeways, motivations, and hopes. Lavish illustrations of every basket convey the humble, tactile beauty of these functional vessels.
About the Authors
Nicholas R. Bell is the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. His books include 40 under 40: Craft Futures, History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011, and A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection.
For more information about Nicholas R. Bell, visit the Author Page.
Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has written many books, three of which — Passing the Time in Ballymenone,The Spirit of Folk Art, and Turkish Traditional Art Today — were named notable books of the year by the New York Times. He has won many awards for his work, including the award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement from the American Folklore Society and the Haskins Prize of the American Council of Learned Societies for a distinctive career of humanistic scholarship.
For more information about Henry Glassie, visit the Author Page.
"Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers."--Choice
“[Bell] offers an unparalleled window into the traditional basket revival of the past 50 years.”--NICHE Magazine