Encyclopedia of American Folk ArtISBN: 0415929865;
Book DescriptionThis 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-color 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 more than 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic, and religious traditions, and 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 socialhistory. In addition to profiles of painters, sculptors, carvers, and lithographers, with details on their principal works and where they can be viewed, entries include: Artist Schools * Basketry * Beadwork * Ceramics * Ethnic and...
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