Boxes and Baskets
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented
Basketry in America
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 076435373x

This book unfolds a history of American basketry, from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its contemporary presence in the fine art world. Ten contributing authors from different areas of expertise, plus over 250 photos, insightfully show how baskets convey meaning through the artists' selection of materials; the techniques they use; and the colors, designs, patterns, and textures they employ. Accompanying a museum exhibition of the same name, the book illustrates how the processes of industrialization changed the audiences, materials, and uses for basketry. It also surveys the visual landscape of basketry today; while some contemporary artists seek to maintain and revive traditions practiced for centuries, others combine age-old techniques with nontraditional materials to generate cultural commentary. This comprehensive treasury will be of vital interest to artists, collectors, curators, and historians of American basketry, textiles, and sculpture.

Weaving Country Baskets: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-159
Weaving Country Baskets
Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-159
Paperback      ISBN: 088266588x

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Wicker Basketry
Wicker Basketry
Paperback      ISBN: 0764340808

Shows the novice as well as the skilled basketmaker designs and instructions for weaving original baskets.