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American Folk Art Museum

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Works: 57 works in 94 publications in 1 language and 6,974 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Catalogs  History  Biography  Patterns  Periodicals  Pictorial works  Sources 
Classifications: NK805, 745.097303
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Most widely held works by American Folk Art Museum
Encyclopedia of American folk art by Gerard C Wertkin( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by 92 specialists in association with the American Folk Art Museum, the 600 cross-referenced and indexed articles, with bibliographies, included in this selection are the first comprehensive treatment of this influential art form. It includes information on bottle-cap art, canes, carousel art, scrimshaw, quilts, beadwork, and many other genres, as well as information on several visionary artists who still practice their crafts. This work has special appeal for folklorists."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
The art of Adolf Wölfli : St. Adolf-Giant-Creation by Elka Spoerri( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor
Tools of her ministry : the art of Sister Gertrude Morgan by William A Fagaly( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tools of Her Ministry: The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan is the first monograph on this important African-American self-taught artist. It was written by art historian William A. Fagaly of the New Orleans Museum of Art, who knew Morgan during the last twelve years of her life. Through his stories, recorded here, Sister Gertrude Morgan lives again." "This book is the companion to the national traveling exhibit of the same name, organized by the American Folk Art Museum."--Jacket
Darger : the Henry Darger collection at the American Folk Art Museum by Henry Darger( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Henry Darger died in 1973 at the age of 81, he left behind an astonishing cache of art, shocking in both its content and its sheer size. The trove included massive, multivolume illustrated manuscripts, double-sided nine-foot-long watercolor murals, photo-enlarged tracings, and hundreds of sketches. Depicting a turbulent world, these works are the product of the fertile yet tormented imagination of a secretive Chicago janitor who has since been recognized as one of the supreme self-taught artists of the 20th century." "Cataloging in full color the American Folk Art Museum's recent acquisition of 22 paintings (15 of which are double sided), among other Darger works, this informative yet affordable volume offers a general introduction to a controversial self-taught artist."--BOOK JACKET
Quilts : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum by Elizabeth V Warren( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the two hundred most important examples from the esteemed collection of the American Folk Art Museum, many of which are shown here for the first time. Each masterpiece was chosen carefully as an emblem of its time, style, and technique. Concise texts introducing each chapter remain entirely accessible in tone and never intrude upon the full-page image reproductions and countless detail enlargements that reveal the intricate stitching and surprising dimensionality of the works
Folk art needlepoint : 20 projects adapted from objects in the American Folk Art Museum by Ruth A Peltason( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized thematically by types of folk art motifs, Folk Art Needlepoint offers twenty projects from pillows and paperweights to a door stop and scissors case
Martín Ramírez by Brooke Davis Anderson( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect game : America looks at baseball by Elizabeth V Warren( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of baseball art and ephemera celebrates the history of baseball
Masterpieces of American jewelry / by Judith Price by Judith Price( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shared legacy : folk art in America( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unparalleled introduction to American folk art, accompanying a major traveling exhibition. A handsome and insightful survey of American folk art, this book includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, and household objects made by untrained or minimally trained folk artists in New England, the Midwest, and the South between 1800 and the 1920s. This richly illustrated volume includes rare and very fine portraits, radiant still lives and landscapes, a mature version of The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks, playful animal sculptures and trade signs, and ornately painted German American furniture. With newly researched texts by leading scholars, this publication makes an important contribution to the field--
Gilded lions and jeweled horses : the synagogue to the carousel by Murray Zimiles( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until recently, relatively little was known in the United States about the creative work of European immigrant Jewish folk artists. The destruction of the material heritage of Eastern and Central European Jews during World War II has made it very difficult to trace the European precedents for American Jewish vernacular artistry. The physical remnants of that heritage - among them, the types of papercuts, gravestones, and woodcarvings featured in this volume - can only suggest how extensive the traditions of Jewish folk art in Eastern and Central Europe once were." "Jewish craftsmen skilled in the elaborately crafted arks and bimahs found in the carved and painted interiors of Eastern European synagogues arrived in North America in the late nineteenth century, where they soon flourished and became the creators of some of America's greatest folk art. When these artisans came to the United States, they encountered a society more interested in what they could produce than in what religion they practiced. So, they not only continued to carve religious artifacts for the new synagogues serving fellow immigrants but also created wooden trade figures, carnival figures, and some of the greatest carousel animals the world has seen." "A principal purpose of this volume and the exhibition that it documents is to recapture a sense of awe and appreciation for a nearly lost tradition. The book and exhibition return to the Jewish people, and to world culture, a visual tradition of great beauty and decorative complexity."--BOOK JACKET
Folk art : magazine of the Museum of American Folk Art( )

in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasure of Ulysses Davis : sculpture from a Savannah barbershop by Susan Mitchell Crawley( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1950s, Ulysses Davis (1914-1990) opened a barbershop he built behind his home in Savannah, Georgia. A whittler since boyhood, he soon began carving figures from wood in his spare time. He decorated the outside of his barbershop and filled the inside with his reliefs and freestanding carvings. During his lifetime, Davis created more than three hundred works, producing a varied but unified body of wood sculpture that reflects his faith, humor, and dignity." "Davis's sculptures range in height from six to more than forty inches, and can be divided into several major categories: religious images, patriotism, works influenced by African forms, abstract decorative objects, and portraits of African and American leaders. The latter includes what many regard as Davis's masterwork - a series of forty carved busts of all the U.S. presidents through George H.W. Bush. Because the artist rarely sold his sculptures, his carvings have had limited exposure outside of Georgia. Davis wanted his work to stay together after he died, and most of his sculpture is now held by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation in Savannah." "The Treasure of Ulysses Davis accompanies an exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. The definitive introduction to Davis's work, the book features full-color reproductions of 120 sculptures."--Jacket
Art brut in America : the incursion of Jean Dubuffet by Valérie Rousseau( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet," presented October 13, 2015-January 10, 2016, at the American Folk Art Museum, New York, and curated by Valérie Rousseau, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut -- title page
Red & white quilts : infinite variety by Elizabeth V Warren( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This significant catalog is a highly detailed look at the world's most celebrated collection of red and white quilts. Like the Log Cabin or Baltimore-style, the red and white quilt is a hugely popular genre of quilting. Colorfast Turkey red dye became readily available in the mid-nineteenth century, so red and white quilts became extremely popular, due not only to the newness of the color but also because of the extremely vibrant and punchy contrasting color scheme. Featuring over 650 quilts from the past three centuries, this book is filled with the gorgeous and imaginative designs of feathered stars, diamonds, animals, oak leaves, baskets, lettering, and snowflakes, as well as fascinating examples of careful embroidery and appliqué. With inspiring handiwork, designs, and visual histories, this book exemplifies the sheer magnitude and poetry of red and white quilts and is a staple compendium of this beloved art form." --
Earl Cunningham's America by Earl Cunningham( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective presents the artist as a folk modernist who used the flat space and brilliant color to create sophisticated compositions with complex meanings about the nature of American life. The exhibition features 50 of the more than 400 canvases Cunningham painted during his life. The exhibition and the fully illustrated catalog trace the story of Cunningham's life and place his work in the context of the folk art revival that brought Edward Hicks, Grandma Moses, Horace Pippin and other folk masters to national attention. Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator for painting and sculpture, is the curator of the exhibition. Cunningham's imaginary landscapes are marvels of the unexpected and the unlikely: pink flamingos dot the shoreline of the Maine coast; New England cottages sit at the edge of Florida swamps; Viking ships float in harbors with schooners; and Seminole Indians wear feathered headdresses. In this make-believe world, Cunningham presents a nostalgic view of the past in which life is simple and elements of modern life are absent. His fascination with the past was in line with a larger national revival of interest in vernacular culture and American folk art in the 1920s and 1930s. - Publisher
Self-taught genius : treasures from the American Folk Art Museum by American Folk Art Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Self-taught Genius, comprising more than one hundred works of art from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, considers the changing implications of 'self-taught' in the United States, from a deeply entrenched adn widespread culture of self-education in the early national period to its usage toda to describe artists working outside the art historical canon."
Henry Darger by Henry Darger( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at American master Henry Darger (1892-1972). Presents his art and an exploration of his complex role in the art of our time
When the curtain never comes down : performance art and the alter ego( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted saws : Jacob Kass by Lee Kogan( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of American folk art
Alternative Names

controlled identityMuseum of American Folk Art

American Museum of Folk Art

Folk Art Museum New York, NY

Museum of American folk art

Museum of American folk art New York, N. Y.

Museum of early American folk arts

Museum of early American folk arts New York, N. Y.

Muzeo de Usona Popola Arto

New York. Museum of American Folk Art

New York (N.Y.)

New York (N.Y.). American Folk Art Museum

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The art of Adolf Wölfli : St. Adolf-Giant-CreationTools of her ministry : the art of Sister Gertrude MorganDarger : the Henry Darger collection at the American Folk Art MuseumQuilts : masterworks from the American Folk Art MuseumFolk art needlepoint : 20 projects adapted from objects in the American Folk Art MuseumThe perfect game : America looks at baseballMasterpieces of American jewelry / by Judith PriceGilded lions and jeweled horses : the synagogue to the carousel