The Temptation: Edgar Tolson and the Genesis of Twentieth-century Folk Art

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UNC Press Books, 1998 - Art - 353 pages
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Why, beginning in the late 1960s, did expressive objects made by poor people come to be regarded as "twentieth-century folk art," increasingly sought after by the middle class and the wealthy? Julia Ardery explores that question through the life story of
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
1 STRIPED PANTS
9
2 CRAFTING A WAR ON POVERTY
45
3 THE COUNTERCULTURE AND THE WOODCARVER
100
4 ART WITH A CAPITAL A
174
5 A PIECE OF THE TRUE CROSS
227
THE TEMPTATION
282
NOTES
293
BIBLIOGRAPHY
319
INDEX
343
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Writer Julia S. Ardery, a sociologist, journalist, and poet, lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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