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-colour 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 over 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic and religious traditions, as well as 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. In addition to profiles of painters, sculptors, carvers and lithographers, details are given on their principal works and where they can be viewed. ALA/RUSA Oustanding Reference Source 2004This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture.
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of American Folk Art|
|Author||:||Gerard C. Wertkin|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 2004-01-15|