Folk Art in American Life

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Two outstanding authorities offer a unique survey of American folk art from the 1680s to the 1980s, covering painting, furniture, pottery, textiles, and landscape, and complemented by more than two hundred full-color photographs. 25,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

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The late Bishop, former director of the Museum of American Folk Art, was recognized as the foremost authority on native folk arts. Completed by Atkins (art, New York Univ. Graduate Sch. of Education) after Bishop's death in 1991, this book focuses on nearly 400 years of creative energy but is limited geographically to the Northeastern United States?an area the authors felt most strongly influenced succeeding artists working in the folk genre. The result is a rich summation of a lifelong passion but covers little new ground. The authors' aim was to show the unique contributions of America's diverse immigrant groups, but many of the paintings, weathervanes, figureheads, furniture, and textiles will already be familiar to students of American art history and readers of Bishop's other books. Recommended for comprehensive collections and where folk art resources are in demand.?Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.
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