Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

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Gerard C. Wertkin
Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - Art - 704 pages
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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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Dr. Gerard C. Wertkin is Director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York. He is the Co-author of Light of theSpirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists and TheJewish Heritage in American Folk Art.

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