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Courtney-Clarke, Margaret 1949-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 153 publications in 8 languages and 5,819 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography  Portraits  Art 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer
Classifications: DT2913.N44, 704.0420968295
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Most widely held works about Margaret Courtney-Clarke
 
Most widely held works by Margaret Courtney-Clarke
My painted house, my friendly chicken, and me by Maya Angelou( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A south African girl describes her pet chicken, painting special designs on her house, dressing up for school, and her mischievous brother
African canvas : the art of West African women by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photojournalist Courtney-Clarke, whose book Ndebele captured the painted wall art of South Africa, brings the same inquiring spirit to this depiction of her three-year trek from Nigeria to Senegal. Surviving sandstorms, locusts and malaria, she documents the bold geometric and symbolic wall paintings made by women in remote West African villages. These women transform objects from their daily world--a fish net, a cooking pot, a weaving, a calabash--into rippling patterns laden with cosmic significance. Made with natural pigments from plants or clay, these pictures often perish in the rainy season. Creeping urbanization is also taking its toll on the villages, whose mud compounds, houses, clothing, body painting and pottery Courtney-Clarke documents as well. This strong, moving photoessay is equally valuable as an investigation of a dwindling way of life and as a permanent record of a seldom-seen vernacular art form."--Amazon
Ndebele : the art of an African tribe by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de kunst van de vrouwen van het Ndebele volk in Zuid-Afrika: grote schilderingen op de muren van hun huizen en ceremonieel kralenwerk
Kofi and his magic by Maya Angelou( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Ashanti boy describes some of the wonders of his life in and around the West African village of Bonwire
Maya Angelou : the poetry of living by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents photographs of Angelou taken in the course of a year and pairs them with "thoughts on Angelou's powers of friendship as intepreted by her friends."--Jacket
Places in the sand by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cape Dutch homesteads by David Goldblatt( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Berber-Frauen : Kunst und Kultur in Nordafrika by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our painted village by May Nelson( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thandi lives in a South African village. Her mother makes beautiful artwork that tells stories about the village, its people, and their beliefs. Read how Thandi learns to respect the ways of the past
Ndebele by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imazighen : the vanishing traditions of Berber women by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a part of North Africa where, within miles, the backdrop can change dramatically from snow-blasted mountains to wind-scoured dunes live the Berber people of the Atlas Mountains. In the third book of her trilogy on African women, world-renowned photojournalist Margaret Courtney-Clarke examines the difficult lives and remarkable arts of Berber women. As modern times and modern warfare in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia have encroached on their centuries-old traditions, Berber women have begun to give up the old ways. Imazighen: The Vanishing Traditions of Berber Women is a record of a quickly disappearing way of life. As in her earlier books, Ndebele: The Art of an African Tribe and African Canvas: The Art of West African Women, Courtney-Clarke succeeds in capturing the spirit of the women by experiencing their world from season to season and by respecting their values and traditions. Through photographs, interviews, and observations, Courtney-Clarke documents the Berber women as they stoically carry water and firewood on their backs for miles of rocky terrain. And she records the beauty they have magically produced in their lives - through their spinning and weaving and their carefully coiled pottery - a metaphor for survival and creativity. Geraldine Brooks, award-winning journalist and an expert on life in the Middle East, accompanied Courtney-Clarke on her last trip to North Africa, and has written moving, thoughtful essays on the struggle of existence among the Berbers. With a glossary of Berber terms and a detailed map of the region, this book is not only a handsomely illustrated volume of the triumph of the arts of the Berber women, but a dramatic record of a people yielding to the pressures of the twentieth century
I paint my house : traditional art by African women : a book of postcards by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Farben Afrikas by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affreschi africani by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel silenzio del deserto = In the silence of the desert by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Recueil. Oeuvre de Margaret Courtney-Clarke] by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portraits by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Landscape and architecture by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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My painted house, my friendly chicken, and me
Alternative Names
Clarke, Margaret Courtney-

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Languages
English (95)

German (25)

French (11)

Italian (3)

Japanese (1)

Danish (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

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African canvas : the art of West African womenNdebele : the art of an African tribeKofi and his magicMaya Angelou : the poetry of livingPlaces in the sandOur painted villageImazighen : the vanishing traditions of Berber women