Alexandra Jacopetti Hart Updates 1974 'Native Funk & Flash'

Sebastopol, Calif.

"Native Funk & Flash: An Emerging Folk Art" (published by Trafford Publishing) is a new reprint of the 1974 study on California's Bay Area counterculture of art, design and fashion by textile artist Alexandra Jacopetti Hart.

Replete with new images, updates on favorite artists and a thoughtful afterword by the author that reflects on what she says was at the heart of the '60s counterculture, "Native Funk & Flash" offers Hart's expertise to students of art, design, fashion and culture.

Originally published by Scrimshaw Press, this fresh reprint captures the ethos of a bygone generation - the scenes, sounds, smells, looks, politics, spirit and love - alongside the refreshed look at a time that Hart says is often denigrated by the generation following those who were young in the '60s and '70s.

"It created heroes of the artists portrayed," Hart says, "and many artists, now in their prime, credit their early encounter with it for their own choice of career and inspiration."

An excerpt from the newly written afterword of "Native Funk & Flash":

"The Counter-Culture dream was sweet, simple, and rich to the bone. It was based on heartful connections, expressions of the truth of feeling and searching for that truth. It was granola and pot and psychedelic journeys into the origins of all things. It was sand between your toes and losing your way in the cosmos, but exploring it anyway because that's where the answers to the soul lie. We were modern-day shamans without a tradition of our own, trying to bring it back to the others."

"Native Funk & Flash"
By Alexandra Jacopetti Hart
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781466981720
E-Book | 124 pages | ISBN 9781466988538
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alexandra Jacopetti Hart has been a textile artist for over 50 years, with her career focused in embroidery, tapestries, and her business, Folkwear Patterns.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford's experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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