qFocusing primarily, though not exclusively, on the southeastern United States, the book examines works ranging from James Hampton's well-known Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly (now part of the Smithsonian collection), to several elaborately decorated yards and gardens, to smaller-scale acts of commemoration, protection, and witness. The authors show how the artful arrangement and adornment of everyday objects and plants express both the makers' own experiences and concerns and a number of rich and sustaining cultural traditions. They identify a qlexiconq of material signs that are frequently and consistently used in African American culture and art and then show how such elements have been used in various individual works and what they mean to the practitioners themselves.q--BOOK JACKET.The Spirit of African American Yard Work Grey Gundaker, Judith McWillie ... African Americans during the mid-nineteenth century in Texas.19 This material may have been placed to defend living spaces against physical and psychic intrusion.
|Title||:||No Space Hidden|
|Author||:||Grey Gundaker, Judith McWillie|
|Publisher||:||Univ. of Tennessee Press - 2005|