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American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Sculpture

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This groundbreaking book, the most comprehensive survey ever assembled, takes America's rich heritage of vernacular art out of the antiques arena and the specialty museum and into today's art world. "American Vernacular" presents hundreds of newly identified and never-before-published objects, from carnival figures to religious totems, from antique trade signs to spectacular examples of hand-carved canes. The book reveals the powerful strains of imagination that have shaped the American visual landscape and continue to nourish cutting-edge artists today.

Book News Annotation:

Art dealers and collectors Maresca and Ricco present hundreds of newly identified objects related to America's heritage of vernacular art, including carnival figures, religious totems, antique trade signs, and carved canes, among other objects. The 400-plus color photographs and accompanying commentary reveal the imagination and creativity that has shaped the American visual landscape and still inspires today's artists. The introduction by Margit Rowell, former curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, discusses how this art form has moved from the fringes to the center of the art world. An essay by Joseph Jacobs, curator of American art at the Newark Museum, addresses the history of folk-art traditions and their evolving importance in museums. Oversize: 10x11.25<">. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This groundbreaking book, the most comprehensive survey ever assembled, takes America's vernacular art out of the antiques arena and specialty museum and into today's art world. Presents hundreds of newly identified and never-before-published objects, from carnival figures to religious toterns, from antique trade signs to spectacular examples of hand-carved canes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780821227800
Subtitle:
New Discoveries in Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Sculpture
Introduction:
Rowell, Margit
Author:
Rowell, Margit
Author:
Ricco, Roger
Publisher:
Bulfinch Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
Outsider
Subject:
Sculpture, American
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11.38x9.86x1.25 in. 4.07 lbs.

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American Vernacular: New Discoveries in Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Sculpture
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"Synopsis" by , This groundbreaking book, the most comprehensive survey ever assembled, takes America's vernacular art out of the antiques arena and specialty museum and into today's art world. Presents hundreds of newly identified and never-before-published objects, from carnival figures to religious toterns, from antique trade signs to spectacular examples of hand-carved canes.
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