Following up on the original 1953 University of Wisconsin Press edition and the 1972 Dover Publications reissue, this updated volume includes new information on north Norway and on the Sami (the people formerly known as Lapps). As in previous editions, chapters detail the Norwegian folk arts of carving, rosemaling, metalwork, weaving, and embroidery, offering historical origins and discussing regional variations. Unfortunately, while the bibliography has been extended to cover the new chapter, it has not otherwise been updated since the first edition, nor does the index reflect the information in the new chapter. Even more disappointing, with the exception of a 16-page color insert, all of the illustrations are black and white. Still, this book complements Norwegian Folk Art: The Migration of a Tradition (LJ 5/1/96), which discusses emigration and settlement patterns along with the tradition and revival of the decorative arts in Norway. For large public and academic libraries.--Judith Yankeilun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., NJ. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.