Enid Schildkrout
 
Schildkrout, Enid
Schildkrout, Enid
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Description: History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture 1400–2000
~~In Africa, the twentieth century was a time of widespread change. The political map had been transformed by the Berlin Conference in 1884–85, when European nations divided up the African continent, claiming distinct areas as their own. Through the first half of the century, France, Britain, Belgium, Portugal, and Germany...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor), Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture 1400–2000
~~The years between 1750 and 1900 were ones of dramatic transformation on the African continent. The transatlantic slave trade had accelerated. By the 1760s more than 90,000 Africans each year were sent to slave plantations in the Americas or died during the trans-Atlantic crossing. The Indian Ocean slave trade, sometimes called the...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor), Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture 1400–2000
~~The period from 1600 to 1750 was marked by significant changes in trading relations along the Atlantic coast, with profound consequences for Africans living there and inland. Gold had been the primary export, but by the beginning of the seventeenth century, the value of slaves exceeded that of gold. The demand for labor in the New...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor), Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture 1400–2000
~~In the period 1400 to 1600, Africa comprised a multitude of cultures and linguistic groups with widely varied traditions and practices relating to the decorative arts. The continent was crisscrossed by ancient trade routes across the Sahara desert and through the equatorial regions of Central Africa. The Nile valley connected East...
Author
Pat Kirkham (Editor), Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center