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Augusta Savage : the shape of a sculptor's life  Cover Image Book Book

Augusta Savage : the shape of a sculptor's life / Marilyn Nelson ; afterword by Tammi Lawson.

Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- (author.). Lawson, Tammi, (other.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316298025
  • ISBN: 0316298026
  • Physical Description: 114 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
1892-1930 -- 1931-1940 -- 1941-1962 -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
"A powerful biography in poems about Augusta Savage, the trailblazing artist and pillar of the Harlem Renaissance-with an afterword by the curator of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Augusta Savage was arguable the most influential American artist of the 1930s. A gifted sculptor, she flourished during the Harlem Renaissance and became a teacher to an entire generation of African American artists. Nelson's poems are paired with photographs of Savage's work, and photographs from her life. The result is an important portrait of an exceptional artist who, despite the limitations she faced, was compelled to forge a life through art and creativity. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book
Subject: Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962 > Poetry.
Sculptors > United States > Poetry.
African American sculptors > Poetry.
Biographical poetry.
Genre: Young adult.
Pattern poetry.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New YA 811.54 Nelson, Marilyn (Text) 38262300007291 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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