Encyclopedia of American Folk Art
Gerard C. Wertkin
Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - Art - 704 pages
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.
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This unique and highly useful reference tool, published in association with the American Folk Art Museum and edited by the museum's director, is essential for all art libraries. It is not only ... Read full review
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