By Hand: 25 Beautiful Objects to Make in the American Folk Art Tradition

By Hand: 25 Beautiful Objects to Make in the American Folk Art Tradition

by Janice Eaton Kilby, Veronika Alice Gunter
     
 
"American decorative folk art...never really went away. This is an attractive survey collection of two dozen projects for familiar items, such as samplers, decoys, and copper weathervanes, that have been designed by professional artists. Each type of craft has a historic introduction and is illustrated by photographs of museum and gallery pieces....a handy all-in-one

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"American decorative folk art...never really went away. This is an attractive survey collection of two dozen projects for familiar items, such as samplers, decoys, and copper weathervanes, that have been designed by professional artists. Each type of craft has a historic introduction and is illustrated by photographs of museum and gallery pieces....a handy all-in-one source for public libraries..."--Library Journal.

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Library Journal
American decorative folk art is sometimes considered nostalgia, but contemporary craftspeople know that it never really went away. This is an attractive survey collection of two dozen projects for familiar items, such as samplers, decoys, and copper weathervanes, that have been designed by professional artists. Each type of craft has a historic introduction and is illustrated by photographs of museum and gallery pieces. Although there is little here that cannot be found in books devoted to individual crafts, this is a handy all-in-one source for public libraries lacking an extensive collection of specialized craft books. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579902421
Publisher:
Lark
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.65(d)

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Asheville, NC

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