Encyclopedia of American Folk Art (Hardback)
  • Encyclopedia of American Folk Art (Hardback)

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art (Hardback)

Hardback 704 Pages / Published: 15/01/2004
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For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site.

This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork, and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres.
Containing more than 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic, and religious traditions, and heroes who have inspired folk art. An incomparable resource for general readers, students, and specialists, it will become essential for anyone researching American art, culture, and social history.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415929868
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 2158 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 38 mm

"A welcome addition to an area of art that is becoming increasingly important to American artistic culture. Highly recommended. Academic and public libraries and individuals interested in American folk art."
-"Choice, July 2004
"This unique and highly useful reference tool is essential for all art libraries. It is not only crammed with information but also easy to use, fun to browse through, and totally up to the minute... Full color inserts and 100 black-and-white photos enhance an already admirable work. Highly recommended."
-"Library Journal (starred review), February 15, 2004
"The best guide available on American folk art."
-"Library Journal (starred review), February 15, 2004
"Useful to collectors, students, scholars, and experts. It is an excellent value for the cost and a recommended purchase for academic and large public libraries."
-"Booklist/RBB, April 1, 2004
"The index to this volume, one of its strongest points, is indespensible... Recommended for academic and public libraries."
-"Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall 2004

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