Encyclopedia of American Folk Art / Edition 1

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art / Edition 1

by Gerard C. Wertkin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415929865

ISBN-13: 9780415929868

Pub. Date: 12/17/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site.

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-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing

Overview

For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site.

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-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 social history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415929868
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/17/2003
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
1,201,887
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents 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
* Profiles of Painters, Sculptors, Carvers, and Lithographs with Details of Their Principal Works and Where They Can Be Seen
* Quilts
* Rugs
* Shop Signs
* Stoneware
* Tavern
* Toys
* Weathervanes * and many more.

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