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Folk Art and Art Worlds

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Eleven essays explore the changing face of folk art in its different context of folk art "worlds". The contributors examine who coined and developed the term "folk art", and the consequences of naming, collecting, and selling folk art.
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Eleven essays explore the changing face of folk art in its different context of folk art "worlds". The contributors examine who coined and developed the term "folk art", and the consequences of naming, collecting, and selling folk art.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction to the New Edition
Taking Issues
1 "Properly Speaking": The Need for Plain Talk about Folk Art 13
2 The Politics of the Past in American Folk Art History 27
Folk Painting Re-Examined
3 "A Correct Likeness": Culture and Commerce in Nineteenth-Century Rural America 53
4 "Finished to the Utmost Nicety": Plain Portraits in America, 1760-1860 85
Folk Art in Context
5 The House on Penn Street: Creativity and Conflict in Folk Art 123
6 The Folk Assemblage of Autumn: Tradition and Creativity in Halloween Folk Art 151
7 Storing Contexts: The Brooklyn Giglio as Folk Art 171
Consequences of Collection
8 The Role of Mexicano Artists and the Anglo Elite in the Emergence of a Contemporary Folk Art 195
9 "Fame Don't Make the Sun Any Cooler": Folk Artists and the Marketplace 225
10 Art by Fiat, and Other Dilemmas of Cross-Cultural Collecting 243
Afterword
11 The Idea of Folk Art 269
Contributors 275
Index 277
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