The Temptation: Edgar Tolson and the Genesis of Twentieth-Century Folk Art / Edition 1

The Temptation: Edgar Tolson and the Genesis of Twentieth-Century Folk Art / Edition 1

by Julia S. Ardery
ISBN-10:
0807847003
ISBN-13:
9780807847008
Pub. Date:
04/27/1998
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press

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The Temptation: Edgar Tolson and the Genesis of Twentieth-Century Folk Art / Edition 1

Temptation: Edgar Tolson and the Genesis of Twentieth-Century Folk Art

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ISBN-13: 9780807847008
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 04/27/1998
Edition description: 1
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Writer Julia S. Ardery, a sociologist, journalist, and poet, lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Striped Pants
Chapter 2. Crafting a War on Poverty
Chapter 3. The Counterculture and "The Woodcarver"
Chapter 4. Art with a Capital "A"
Chapter 5. A Piece of the True Cross
Conclusion. The Temptation
Notes
Bibliography
Index

A section of color plates

Maps
1. Wolfe and Breathitt Counties, Kentucky
2. East-Central Kentucky

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An important book, the first to meticulously document the sociological, political, and economic issues that helped to bring about 20th century folk art. . . . Her extensive investigation of the social side of the field is a solid piece of research, something that will be of interest to any folk art enthusiast or cultural historian.--Folk Art Finder



The Temptation is a detailed, sharp-elbowed analysis of how academic artists-turned-collectors helped, from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, to create the commercial and critical context in which contemporary American folk art and . . . outsider art could be perceived.--Lingua Franca

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