Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

by Gerard C. Wertkin

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Encyclopedia of American Folk Art by Gerard C. Wertkin

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: 9781135956141
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/02/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 704
File size: 38 MB
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About the Author

Dr. Gerard C. Wertkin is Director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York. He is the Co-author of Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists and The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art.

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