American Folk Masters: The National Heritage Fellows

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
9780788163821: American Folk Masters: The National Heritage Fellows
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

Celebrates the lives & work of nearly 150 National Heritage Fellows, named since 1982 as exemplary practitioners of traditional folk arts. The Fellows are selected each year by the National Endowment for the Arts for their achievements in a wide variety of visual & performing folk arts. Published on the 10th anniversary of the National Heritage Fellowships, its 50 full-page color photos show the compelling, beautifully crafted objects made by the visual artists among the Fellows, while its B&W portraits & personal quotations capture the fascinating background & personalities of these people.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

The melting-pot image of America belies the crazy-quilt ethnic diversity that continues to flourish, as revealed in this folk sampler, the catalogue of a recent exhibition at Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art. A Pueblo potter, Creole and Appalachian fiddlers, a Czech American egg painter, African American tap dancers and singers, a Finnish-American accordionist, cowboy poets, Latino muralists and a Laotian-born shamanic dancer are among the nearly 150 folk artists and performers profiled. All of them were selected since 1982 as grant recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts' Folk Arts Program. In his celebration of multiculturalism, accompanied by 160 plates (50 in color), Siporin, a folklorist at Utah State University, interprets these vernacular artists as both innovators and conservers of tradition. The artists' own modest, moving statements reflect their commitment to forging a community-based aesthetic.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780810919174: American Folk Masters: The National Heritage Fellows

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0810919176 ISBN 13:  9780810919174
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc, 1992

9780810925052: American Folk Masters

Harry ..., 1992

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Steve Siporin
Published by Harry Abrams, Pub. (1992)
ISBN 10: 0788163825 ISBN 13: 9780788163821
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Harry Abrams, Pub., 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. Seller Inventory # SONG0788163825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 32.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds