Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

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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.Navajo women make coiled basketry trays of sumac splints sewn onto a sumac foundation. Ceremonial use ... Unlike most other basket makers, she often sketches her ideas on graph paper before she begins making her basket. Some of heranbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of American Folk Art
Author:Gerard C. Wertkin
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-08-02


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