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Home Sweet Home: The House in American Folk Art
     

Home Sweet Home: The House in American Folk Art

by Deborah Harding, Laura Fisher, Laura Fisher
 
The "house" is one of American folk art's most popular and prominent motifs, and this beautiful, authoritative volume is the first of its kind to explore this symbol in all major folk art media. The book is also a record of America's lost architectural heritage-many of the buildings featured are no longer standing. Each chapter focuses on a specific folk art category

Overview

The "house" is one of American folk art's most popular and prominent motifs, and this beautiful, authoritative volume is the first of its kind to explore this symbol in all major folk art media. The book is also a record of America's lost architectural heritage-many of the buildings featured are no longer standing. Each chapter focuses on a specific folk art category and includes an in-depth, detailed introduction to the subject followed by a comprehensive gallery of images accompanied by extended captions that provide a symbolic, social, and economic con-text for each piece. Every folk art format is featured: quilts, rugs, needlework, furnishings, paintings, and drawings, among others. The unique folk art objects presented are culled from dealers' wares, unpublished private and corporate collections, auction houses, and major folk art museums in the country.

With its wealth of photography and insightful text, and introduction by Gerard C. Wertkin, Director of the American Museum of Folk Art in New York City, Home Sweet Home is an excellent resource for collectors, history and nostalgia buffs, and those interested in Americana.

Author Biography: Deborah Harding is author of Red & White: American Redwork Patterns.

Laura Fisher is a well-known expert on antique textiles and is the owner of Laura Fisher Antiques, the premier folk art gallery in New York.

Gerard C. Wertkin is the Director of the American Museum of Folk Art in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789310866
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/24/2004
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.72(d)

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