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Written by:
Kathleen Margaret Trowell, British, 1904 - 1984  Search this
Published by:
Greenwood Press, Inc., American, 1967 - 2008  Search this
Owned by:
Loïs Mailou Jones, American, 1905 - 1998  Search this
ink on paper
H x W x D: 11 3/8 × 9 × 7/8 in. (28.9 × 22.9 × 2.2 cm)
hardcover books
Hardcover copy of “African Design” with two book jackets. There is a clear plastic book jacket cover over the patterned book jacket. The front cover of the patterned book jacket has a color image of a decorated ’Tandu’ skin vessel and Batik dyed cloth, featured before the title page inside the book. There is a black border on the right side and bottom edge. In white printed text on the bottom border is [AFRICAN DESIGN] and in orange below this is [Margaret Trowell]. This text is printed again in the same colors on the black spine. At the bottom of the book jacket spine printed in black on a yellow background is [Praeger]. The back cover is white and has two short write-ups about other books, “Classical African Sculpture” and “Nigerian Images”. The front jacket flap describes the book and includes reviews from the “Library Journal” while the back flap has a short paragraph about the author. The hardcover binding is black and the front and back covers are blank. [Margaret Trowell] and [Praeger] are printed in gold-colored text on the lower spine along with a globe logo. [AFRICAN DESIGN] is printed in gold-colored text on a maroon background on the upper spine. The half title page has a black and white bookplate with three images of Lois Mailou Jones which reads [Lois Jones / Pierre-Noel / EX LIBRIS]. The book has a handwritten inscription. A pamphlet about Bourges Color Corporation art materials and a torn piece of paper from the Howard University Department of Art were found in this book and are available in the catalog file.
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture