Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

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Gerard C. Wertkin
Taylor & Francis, Jan 15, 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-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 2004

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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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Dr. Gerard C. Wertkin is Director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York. He is the Co-author of Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists and The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art.

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