American Folk Art [2 volumes]: A Regional Reference

American Folk Art [2 volumes]: A Regional Reference


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Folk art is as varied as it is indicative of person and place, informed by innovation and grounded in cultural context. The variety and versatility of 300 American folk artists is captured in this collection of informative and thoroughly engaging essays.

• 300 essays on folk artists from all over the United States, organized alphabetically within geographical region

• Introductory essays for each of the five regional sections

• Numerous photographs of the works of many artists profiled

• A glossary of over 100 terms, such as "quirts" and "whirlygigs"

• A list of museums and galleries by region and a list of artists by media

• An extensive bibliography including works from the fields of folklore, art history, and art criticism, as well as catalogs from major museum and gallery exhibitions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313349362
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/31/2012
Pages: 728
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Kristin G. Congdon, PhD, is professor of philosophy and humanities at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Kara Kelley Hallmark, PhD, is lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin in the Art and Art History Department.

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