Folk Art

Folk Art

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  • The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection

    By Nina Fletcher Little

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111390477
    • Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg / Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1957
  • The Afro-American Tradition In Decorative Arts: Basketry, Musical Instruments, Wood Carving, Quilting, Pottery, Boatbuilding, Blacksmithing, Architecture, and Graveyard Decoration

    By John Michael Vlach

    Our Price: $33.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780820312330
    • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
    • Published: August 1990
    Covering basketry, musical instruments, wood carving, quilting, pottery, boatbuilding, blacksmithing, architecture, and graveyard decoration, John Vlach seeks to trace and substantiate African influences in the traditional arts and crafts of black Americans. It is a widespread tradition, he observes, readily visible in areas such as the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia but discernible as well in places far to the west and north. With the aid of more than two hundred photographs and numerous maps, diagrams, and drawings, Vlach not only examines the form and content of the artifacts and structures but also relates them to the complex cultural context from which they sprang--the interwoven strands of African and European influence.Originally published in 1978 as the catalog to a major exhibit by the Cleveland Museum of Art, this book was among the first to describe and analyze the achievements of African American artisans. It is now recognized as a landmark work, the standard in its field, and is widely used by historians, folklorists, anthropologists, and sociologists.
  • All Their Own: People and the Places They Build

    By Jan Wampler

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195200287
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (T)
    • Published: March 1978
    Photographs and describes the unconventional, highly imaginative homes that ordinary people from the United States and British Columbia have built out of such materials as driftwood, concrete, hand-dried bricks, and bottles
  • All-American Folk Arts and Crafts

    By William Ketchum Jr.

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847807659
    • Publisher: RIZZOLI
    • Published: November 1986
    Examines paintings, sculpture, embroidery, scrimshaw, toys, rugs, quilts, and weather vanes that make use of American symbols and ideals
  • America's Folk Art: Treasures of American Folk Arts and Crafts in Distinguished Museums and Collections

    By Robert L. Polley

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199478771
    • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons in Association with Country Beautiful Foundation, Inc.
    • Published: 1968
  • America's Traditional Crafts

    By Robert Shaw

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780883636930
    • Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates
    • Published: October 1993
    Americans have always worked with their hands. This cultural attribute is vividly and graphically presented in this generously illustrated volume which describes age-old methods and techniques and identifiesthe historical, cultural, technological, and personal factors which influenced the artifacts of many generations and many different traditions. From Harriet Powers' magnificent 'Bible Quilt' to the intricate, colorful splint baskets of Louisiana's Chitmacha, Native American weavings, tooled leather saddles from the West, and much more - all magnificently illustrated in hundreds of photographs mostly in color and some B&W. 312p.
  • American Anthem: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

    By Stacy Hollander

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810967403
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: May 2002
    From Log Cabin quilts and painted wood furniture to watercolors and oil paintings, from Hosea Hayden's idiosyncratic folding chairs to the drawings of the octogenarian street artist/former slave Bill Traylor, from 'Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog', the masterpiece of 19th-century ancestral portrait artist Ammi Phillips, to works by the noted contemporary self-taught artist Thorton Dial Sr., here are 293 remarkable examples of this vital yet underexamined touchstone to American culture. 293 photographs in full color. 312p.
  • American Design (Moma Design Series)

    By Russell Flinchum

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780870707407
    • Publisher: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
    • Published: November 2008
    The story of American design, told through works selected from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
  • American Folk Art

    By Ellen S. Sabine

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112402339
    • Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
    • Published: 1958
  • American Folk Art of the Twentieth Century

    By Jay Johnson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847805037
    • Publisher: Rizzoli
    • Published: November 1983
    This illustrated guide to American folk artists and their work spans a century of painters from Grandma Moses to Kathy Jakobsen and covers such media as sculpture, pottery, and textile creations
  • American Folk Painters

    By John Ebert

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684145297
    • Publisher: Scribners
    • Published: 1975
  • American Folk Painters of Three Centuries

    By Jean Lipman

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780933920057
    • Publisher: Hudson Hill Press, Inc
    • Published: January 1980
  • American Folk Painters of Three Centuries

    By Jean Lipman

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780933920064
    • Publisher: Hudson Hills
    • Published: January 1980
  • American Folk Sculpture

    By Robert Bishop

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525053507
    • Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
    • Published: January 1974
  • American Folk: Folk Art from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    By Gerald W.R. Ward

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780878465941
    • Publisher: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON
    • Published: June 2002
    Published in conjunction with the exhibition (2001) organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A selection of objects, the core of which lies in folk painting, works on paper, and sculpture with examples of later, broadening acquisitions of vernacular furniture, quilting, and stoneware. All reproduced objects accompanied by brief, informative texts. Color illus. 111p. Pap.

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