Discovering American Folk Art

Discovering American Folk Art

by Cynthia V. A. Schaffner, Madeline H. Guyon

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-- Authoritative descriptions of American crafts from colonial times to the 20th century and splendid black-and-white and full-color photographs of artifacts from the Museum of Folk Art in New York City are the dominant features of this handsome book. Schaffner has arranged choice objects according to their intended use in school, kitchen, farm, town, play, etc. A question-and-answer format allows descriptive detail, and the use of directive headings guides readers to closer examination of specific photographs, which may or may not be on the same page. The small typeface, extended text, and involved explanations of the materials and techniques used in quilting, theorem paintings, frakturs, whirligigs and other arts suggest that adults may be the most likely audience, although certainly the colorful pictures of weathervanes, cigar-store Indians, and paper dolls will interest children. A last chapter, ``Folk Art Projects,'' gives clear directions on making authentic-looking crafts. The bright images, project ideas, and list of further reading make this an appealing introduction. --Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

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