After the publication of Navajo Folk Art in 1994 (then titled The People Speak), the whimsical and warm-hearted creations that authors Chuck and Jan Rosenak termed "Navajo folk art" finally received the recognition they deserved. The value and exposure of this art form has increased dramatically, igniting the interests of everyone from art collectors and museum curators to casual buyers looking for unique adornments for their homes.
From "superstar" Mamie Deschillie, a traditional Navajo woman of the older generation who makes fanciful collages of cardboard and discarded fabrics, to teenage carver Delbert Buck, whose humorous sculptures were first represented in commercial galleries when he was fourteen, Navajo folk artists exemplify an indomitable spirit.
"To do something that has never been done", say the Rosenaks, "to bare your soul to neighbor and stranger, this is a necessary ingredient of art. That is why (Navajo folk art) reflects the values and spirit of us all".
Now available in softcover to reach a wider audience than ever before, Navajo Folk Art is the only comprehensive source on this wonderful art.
|Publisher:||Northland Publishing AZ|
|Product dimensions:||6.89(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.41(d)|