Folk art is as varied as it is indicative of person and place, informed by innovation and grounded in cultural context. The variety and versatility of 300 American folk artists is captured in this collection of informative and thoroughly engaging essays.
* 300 essays on folk artists from all over the United States, organized alphabetically within geographical region
* Introductory essays for each of the five regional sections
* Numerous photographs of the works of many artists profiled
* A glossary of over 100 terms, such as "quirts" and "whirlygigs"
* A list of museums and galleries by region and a list of artists by media
* An extensive bibliography including works from the fields of folklore, art history, and art criticism, as well as catalogs from major museum and gallery exhibitions
Number of pages: 728
Weight: 2617 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 58 mm
"Scholars and students often find it easier to locate biographies of so-called fine artists rather than folk artists, and this two-volume set should be a great aid not only for research into art, folklife, and material culture, but also to regional and American studies." - ARBA
"This is an excellent resource for art, American studies, folklore, and art therapy collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - Choice
"Recommended for academic libraries that support art programs, particularly those with a strong regional focus." - Booklist
"These volumes, celebrating human inventiveness and identifying artists whose work deserves regard, are as worthwhile for inspiring potential folk artists as for researchers." - Library Journal
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