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Self-Taught Artists of the Twentieth Century: An American Anthology

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Today the work of so-called "outsider" artists is receiving unprecedented attention. Now, to coincide with a major traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this spring, comes a major critical appraisal of America's 20th century self-taught artists. Including essays by respected art historians and critics such as Arthur Danto, Maurice Berger and Gerald Davis, as well as 150 colorful images, this is an invaluable history, of modern folk art. While some of these artists have received critical recognition, others remain virtually unknown, following their muse regardless. They hail from places across the country and represent a cross-section of society, and their are reflects their diversity in its media, subjects, and consciousness of artistic movements. Self-Taught Artists of the Twentieth Century is a worthy addition to any art library and a fascinating perspective on artists working outside the conventional art scene.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811820998
Subtitle:
An American Anthology
Foreword:
Wertkin, Gerard C.
Introduction:
Longhauser, Elsa
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12.12x10.16x.92 in. 3.50 lbs.

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