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Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians epub ebook

by Dorothy Downs

Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians epub ebook

Author: Dorothy Downs
Category: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Florida (February 1, 1997)
Pages: 319 pages
ISBN: 0813015367
ISBN13: 978-0813015361
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 891
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Dorothy Downs is a founder and former president of the Tribal Arts Society of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami in. .This book has many good illustrations of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indian arts and crafts.

Dorothy Downs is a founder and former president of the Tribal Arts Society of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. She has lectured on Florida Indian patchwork, published articles on Florida Indian art, and produced a PBS television documentary, "Patterns of Power. Paperback: 319 pages. Publisher: University Press of Florida (February 1, 1997). I bought the book for the Seminole patchwork clothes illustrations. The book arrived quickly and in good shape. Thanks for the easy transaction.

Home Browse Books Book details, Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee. Boldly patterned skirts and jackets have now become so synonymous with Seminole and Miccosukee Indians that patchwork fabric is thought by many to be their only art form. Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Few people realize that some modern artisans also make fine baskets, still prized by collectors. Their ancestors were skilled at fingerweaving, beadwork, and silverwork, in addition to making simple pottery, carved wooden effigies, and canoes-although, sadly, most of those skills have been lost for many generations.

Published March 1st 1995 by University Press of Florida. 0813013356 (ISBN13: 9780813013350).

Unfolds the meaning of Seminole-Miccosukee arts as metaphor for the people of the Everglades. Dorothy Downs is a founder and former president of the Tribal Arts Society of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. -Joyce Herold, Denver Museum of Natural History. The artistic tradition that in the past sustained Florida Indians helps identify them today as possessing a resilient, modern culture.

Dorothy Downs, an art historian and artist, was Curatorial Consultant to the Native American Art Collection at the .

Dorothy Downs, an art historian and artist, was Curatorial Consultant to the Native American Art Collection at the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami. She is the author of Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians, and a book for children, Patchwork: Seminole and Miccosukee Art and Activities. She has written and produced the WLRN PBS television documentary Patterns of Power, about the Seminole and Miccosukee women who sew patchwork designs and fashion. Like Sally Osceola and another Dorothy in Oz, Dorothy Downs appreciates the joyful attraction of rainbows.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Seminole tribe based in the . Together with the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, it is one of three federally recognized Seminole entities. It received that status in 1957; today it has six Indian reservations in Florida.

This book combines the history of the Seminoles and Miccosukees with how they do their crafts.

Florida Seminoles and Miccosukees have been making and wearing patchwork clothing since the early 1900s, creating many beautiful and unique patchwork designs. They also make palmetto-husk dolls, dressed in patchwork clothing. Patchwork is a way for these Native Americans to express themselves and identify with their heritage. This book combines the history of the Seminoles and Miccosukees with how they do their crafts. Learn how to make patchwork designs and a doll using colored paper and glue instead of fabric and a sewing machine with easy step-by-step instructions.

Dorothy Rieder Downs, American art historian, consultant, writer. President Tribal Arts Society Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, 2001-2003; Member of Native American Art Studies Association. 645VI/?tag prabook0b-20. Art of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians by Downs, Dorothy (1997) Paperback. 2VKIC/?tag prabook0b-20.

"A superbly readable piece of cultural history. . . . Downs proves that graphics and narrative can be intertwined in an entertaining and informative historical presentation. . . . Delightful and intellectually enriching."--Southern Historian "Excellent. . . . Well-documented with both historical and anthropological sources, this is the best work to appear on a significant cultural characteristic of the Seminoles in quite some time. An excellent addition to the growing literature on the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes."--Tampa Tribune

"Unfolds the meaning of Seminole-Miccosukee arts as metaphor for the people of the Everglades."--Joyce Herold, Denver Museum of Natural History

The artistic tradition that in the past sustained Florida Indians helps identify them today as possessing a resilient, modern culture. In this richly illustrated account of the arts and crafts of the Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians, Dorothy Downs shows how artistic expression reflects and inspires history. Emphasizing the influence of drastic cultural changes on their artistic traditions, Downs traces Seminole and Miccosukee art from the eighteenth century to the present and demonstrates both the persistence of some prehistoric southeastern Indian designs and the impact of contact with Europeans. In addition to clothing and finger-woven or bead-embroidered accessories, their arts and crafts--most often practiced by women--include pottery, basketry, and doll making. Their most powerful artistic expression is found in the colorful and intricate patchwork patterns that have become their twentieth-century signature. Incorporating color and black-and-white photographs of these remarkable art pieces, Downs also details the "men's work" of silver and wood crafts and chickee building in a volume sure to interest scholars and the general public alike.

Reviews (2)
Runeshaper
This book has many good illustrations of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indian arts and crafts. I bought the book for the Seminole patchwork clothes illustrations. The book arrived quickly and in good shape. Thanks for the easy transaction.

Άνουβις
great book. quick service.reasonable prices.

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