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The Resource Red brick, Black Mountain, white clay : reflections on art, family, and survival, Christopher Benfey

Red brick, Black Mountain, white clay : reflections on art, family, and survival, Christopher Benfey

Label
Red brick, Black Mountain, white clay : reflections on art, family, and survival
Title
Red brick, Black Mountain, white clay
Title remainder
reflections on art, family, and survival
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Benfey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unforgettable voyage across the reaches and the depths of memory, Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay tells the story of America's artistic birth. Following his family back through the generations, renowned critic Christopher Benfey unearths an ancestry--and an aesthetic--that is quintessentially American. His mother descends from colonial craftsmen, such as the Quaker artist-explorer William Bartram. Benfey's father--along with his aunt and uncle, the famed Bauhaus artists Josef and Anni Albers--escaped from Nazi Europe by fleeing to the American South. Struggling to find themselves in this new world, Benfey's family found strength and salvation in the rich craft tradition grounded in America's vast natural landscape. Threading these stories together into a radiant and mesmerizing harmony, Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay is an extraordinary quest to the heart of America and the origins of its art"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
701/.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.S6
LC item number
B398 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Red brick, Black Mountain, white clay : reflections on art, family, and survival, Christopher Benfey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn733230662
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781594203268
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011040208
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)733230662
Label
Red brick, Black Mountain, white clay : reflections on art, family, and survival, Christopher Benfey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn733230662
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781594203268
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011040208
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)733230662

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