Folk Art

Folk Art


  • The Art of Soap

    By Deborah Chialtas

    Our Price: $34.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780615397788
    • Publisher: Soapylove
  • Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen

    By Donald Ellis

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781910433829
    • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
    • Published: November 2015
  • The Arts and Crafts Movement

    By Elizabeth Cumming

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500202487
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: July 1991
    Surveys Arts and Crafts design in Britain, America, and Europe, as applied to architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, metalworks, textiles, and books
  • As Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither

    By Michelle White

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300218411
    • Publisher: The Menil Collection
    • Published: August 2016
  • The Bachelor in New Orleans

    By Robert Kinney

    Our Price: $22.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781939430175
    • Publisher: Garrett County Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

    By Suzi Parron

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804011389
    • Publisher: Swallow Press
    • Published: February 2012
    " The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares writ large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron travels through twenty-nine states and two Canadian provinces to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America's tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barnartists, committee members, and barn owners Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves's desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, registered quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred driving trails. With more than fifty full-color photographs, Parron documents a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon. "--
  • Basque Aspen Art of the Sierra Nevada

    By Jean Earl

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936097005
    • Publisher: Baobob Press
    • Published: November 2010
    This book offers a unique look at a little-known aspect of immigrant culture in California and Nevada during the first half of the twentieth century. The years 1920 to 1950 represented the high point of the sheep industry in the western U.S. The mountain meadows of the Sierra Nevada were an important source of summer forage, and Basque sheepherders, many recently arrived from the Pyrenees, were primarily responsible for tending the flocks.The shepherd's life among the aspen groves was isolated and solitary, and it led many herders to utilize the trees as a means of self-expression. Using simple tools such as pocket knives or nails, the herders turned to the white bark of the aspens. On this living canvas, they etched a remarkable series of carvings, recording everything from their own names to observations of the natural world around them, memories of the Basque Country, and not surprisingly, erotic fantasies. Over time, the living and perishable nature of the medium subtly altered the sheepherders work, and eventually doomed it. Most of the carvings are now lost.
  • Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women's Altars

    By Kay Turner

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500281505
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: October 1999
    In the most basic sense, an altar is a home for sacred images, a place for venerating and inviting the comfort, help, and companionship of the gods. But the amazing, dazzling, decorative, poignant, picturesque, inspiring, glowing, passionate altars in this book are not those of churches and temples, designed for the official worship of an omniscient god ceremoniously tended by a priest, rabbi, or minister. Instead, these places are the expression of the most intimate beliefs and fears, memories and dreams of women who are making new spiritual traditions from ancient ones--pagan, goddess, Celtic, Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox. No one knows more about this remarkable efflorescence than Kay Turner, who has been exploring the subject for over twenty years since accidentally encountering the extraordinary altar of a Quiche Maya woman--described by its maker as a "beautiful necessity"--in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Since then she has gathered abundant evidence of how this phenomenon grips women in the most diverse locations, from the studios of artists in New York, Detroit, and San Francisco to the kitchens of Mexican-American homes in Texas, from Mama Lola celebrating Afro-Caribbean gods in Brooklyn to a Wiccan priestess in California worshiping the goddess Aphrodite. The statues, flowers, pictures, photographs, drawings, amulets, pieces of shell, and bits of earth that are collaged together and reproduced here in color represent their makers' histories, beliefs, and desires. Turner draws out the personal stories that lie behind the altars and explains their appeal and significance for everyone.
  • Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor

    By Bill Traylor

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691182674
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: October 2018
  • Beyond Reason: Art and Psychosis: Works from the Prinzhorn Collection

    By Bettina Brand-Claussen

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520217409
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: September 1998
    In the early 1920s, the German art historian and psychiatrist, Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933), amassed a remarkable collection of some 5000 paintings, drawings, manuscripts, objects, and collages made by the patients of psychiatric hospitals throughout much of Europe. His interest, unique at the time, lay as much in their value as art as in their importance for the study of mental illness.The works; all created between 1890 and 1920, sprang from the patients' urgent need to impose order on chaos, to communicate, from a "drive towards expression" as Prinzhorn put it. Particular themes and motifs recur in the works: mechanical inventions; religious images; sexual fantasies; obsessive patterning on paper and in embroidery; fantastic beasts; intricate internal and external worlds.By the 1930s, when the Nazis declared such work "degenerate," the Collection itself had fallen in to disrepair. Only in recent years has it been retrieved and restored. The images provide a fascinating insight in to the nature of artistic expression and the links between creativity, rationality, and illness - compelling subjects which remain intensely relevant to this day.
  • Birds of a Feather: Wildfowl Decoys At Shelburne Museum

    By Kory W. Rogers

    Our Price: $39.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847860609
    • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
    • Published: September 2017
  • The Black Metal Coloring Book

    By Jason Atomic

    Our Price: $15.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781627310611
    • Publisher: Feral House
  • Black: An Artist's Tribute

    Our Price: $35.00
    • ISBN-13: 9789383145621
    • Publisher: Tara Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • Blood on the Mirror: True Story from the Streets to Redemption

    By Anita Mary

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780473353650
    • Publisher: Anita Mary
    • Published: April 2017
  • Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery

    By John Burrison

    Our Price: $37.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780820332208
    • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
    • Published: September 2008
    An illustrated study that tells the story of Georgia's folk pottery tradition, the forces that shaped it, and the families and artisans who continue to keep it alive provides a new preface that summarizes the past decade of southern folk pottery. Reprint.