From the 1680s through the 1980s, this volume covers painting, the home, textiles, sculpture, and environments. Every section testifies to the need of ordinary people to create beauty for its own sake, rooted in a simplicity and directness. 262 full-color photos.
- PID: 16421701839
- Publisher: A Viking Studio Book in association with Museum of American Folk Art
- Date Published: 1995
- Seller: Structure, Verses, Agency Book
Condition: As New in Fine jacket
Notes: Size: 4to 11"-13" tall; A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf-and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bound handsomely in green cloth, with sharp and distinct gilt lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Replete with black-and-white and full-color, full-page reproductions of American folk artists. Following the extensive frontis matter, there are five chapters devoted to "Portrait of America, " "House and Home, " "The Work of the Needle and the Loom, " "Carvers, Metalworkers, and Artful Eccentrics, " "Private Vision, Public Statement and The Folk Art Environment." Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xii + 228 pp.