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For the past ten years, Birch has been documenting the African American culture of his native New Orleans in large-scale sculpture and drawings that emphasise body language, dress codes, and everyday rituals. His guileless polychrome sculptures evoke both social history and emotion. His use of talismans give the viewer a window to another time, be it through old construction nails symbolising power and strength to a small West African paper mach, stool that stands apart as a symbol of nobility. Dedicated to the children of New Orleans, this is the first publication to examine Birch's career whose re-imagining of African and Southern folk art inspires thought provoking discussions as well as contemporary sculpture and design. It includes two essays and an interview with the artist, as well as colour reproductions of key works dating from 1968-2004.
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Willie Birch has been documenting the vibrant African-American culture of his native New Orleans in large-scale drawings that emphasize body language, dress codes, and everyday rituals. His guileless polychrome ethnic sculptures evoke both social history and emotion. His use of talismans give the viewer a window to another time, be it through old construction nails symbolizing power and strength to a small West African papier-mache stool that stands apart as a symbol of nobility. "Celebrating Freedom" is the first volume to examine in detail the career of this influential artist and is accompanied by 60 fabulous full-colour photographs.About the Author:
David Rubin is the curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Centre, New Orleans.
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Book Description Hudson Hills Pr, Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A., 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Txbk (illustrator). NEW Book, in original protective shrink wrap--perfect condition, cover/text completely pristine. No physical flaws. FREE TRACKING within the US, and email notice when shipped. Normally, books are shipped twice a day, with afternoon USPS pickup, or next morning drop-off at the Post Office. We package on Sunday for shipment first thing Monday morning. Your satisfaction guaranteed. We have multiple copies of most books. Email inquiries are welcomed. Thanks for reading all of our boilerplate. Seller Inventory # 009351
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Book Description Hudson Hills Press; Contemporary Arts Center, New York and New Orleans, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: NEW. 1st. Cloth, 134 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 27 cm. Published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Celebrating freedom: the art of Willie Birch, organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Exhibition itinerary: Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana, June 9, 2006 to July 26, 2006, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9, 2006 to December 17, 2006, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, January 20, 2007 to May 20, 2007, 40 Acres Art Gallery, Sacramento, California, July 14, 2007 to September 8, 2007, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, Spring 2008. BRAND NEW. A fine copy. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: Lenders to the exhibition; Foreword and acknowledgments, by Jay Weigel; Preface, by Lolis Eric Elie; Celebration as a way of life: an introduction to the art of Willie Birch, by David S. Rubin; Artistry and ethos: Willie Birch; storyteller and mythologist, by Leslie King-Hammond; Illusion maker: an interview with Willie Birch, by J. B. Borders; Plates: the art of Willie Birch; Checklist of the exhibition; Editor's note; Chronology; Selected exhibitions and collections. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Exhibition Catalogue. Seller Inventory # 057148
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