Encyclopedia of American Folk Art PDF ePub eBook

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Encyclopedia of American Folk Art free pdf This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-colour photos, this A-Z Encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres. Containing over 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic and religious traditions, as well as heroes who have inspired folk art. An incomparable resource for general readers, students and specialists, it will become essential for anyone researching American art, culture and social history. In addition to profiles of painters, sculptors, carvers and lithographers, details are given on their principal works and where they can be viewed, entries include: * Artist Schools * Basketry * Beadwork * Ceramics * Ethnic and Religious Traditions of Folk Art * Flasks * Museums and other institutions holding collections of folk art * Painted Furniture and other Artifacts* Quilts * Rugs * Shop Signs * Stoneware * Tavern * Toys * Weathervanes * and many more. ALA/RUSA Oustanding Reference Source 2004 Ernest Albrecht, Spectacle, USA- Corey Amsler, Mercer Museum of Art, USA- Brooke Anderson, Contemporary Center at the American Folk Art Museum, USA- Paul Arnett- Deborah

About Gerard C. Wertkin

Dr. Gerard C. Wertkin is Director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York. He is the Co-author of Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists and The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art.

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Author : Gerard C. Wertkin
Publisher : Routledge, Inc
Data Published : 01 June 2003
ISBN : 0415929865
EAN : 9780415929868
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 704 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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