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Glassie, Henry 1941-

Works: 79 works in 329 publications in 6 languages and 14,605 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Mummers' plays  Folk songs  Cross-cultural studies  Folklore  Biography 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Collector, Depositor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Performer
Classifications: GR105, 398.209415
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Henry Glassie
Irish folktales by Henry Glassie( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains tales representing all facets of Ireland
Irish folk history : texts from the north by Henry Glassie( )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Made of the words of the people who live today in the beautiful, embattled countryside of Ulster, Irish Folk History is, in essence, the people's own statement of their past. In story, song, and spontaneous essay, these texts, selected from Passing the Time in Ballymenone, tell of the coming of Christianity, of endless war, of the hardships and delights of rural life."--Jacket
Pattern in the material folk culture of the Eastern United States by Henry Glassie( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of folk art : the Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art by Henry Glassie( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Distinguished folklorist Henry Glassie has selected three hundred objects from the Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art at Santa Fe, the world's largest cross-cultural collection of folk art ..."--Inside front cover
Passing the time in Ballymenone : culture and history of an Ulster community by Henry Glassie( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballymenone is a district in the parish of Cleenish
All silver and no brass : an Irish Christmas mumming by Henry Glassie( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk housing in middle Virginia : a structural analysis of historic artifacts by Henry Glassie( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and French and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernacular architecture by Henry Glassie( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on 35 years of fieldwork, Vernacular Architecture synthesizes a career of concern with traditional building. Henry Glassie articulates the key principles of architectural analysis; then, centering his argument in the United States but drawing comparative examples from many locations in Europe and Asia, he shows how architecture can be a prime resource for someone writing a democratic and comprehensive history."--Jacket
Material culture by Henry Glassie( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Material Culture, Henry Glassie calls us to first principles and common things as we work to build a better view of humanity. Through five extended, interlinked essays, he offers challenges, methods, and demonstrations, showing how we can reinvigorate and enrich the study of history, art, and culture through close consideration of the things people make
Turkish traditional art today by Henry Glassie( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in 4 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkish Traditional Art Today presents the living arts and artists of Turkey. It is simultaneously an ethnographic inquiry into the nature of art, an introduction to modern Turkey, and a model study of folk art, combining the theories of folklore, anthropology, cultural geography, and art history. Describing his research in the cities, towns, and mountain villages, Glassie ranges widely across media. He tells of architecture, calligraphy, woodworking, and earthenware, but lays particular emphasis on the brilliant, underglaze-painted ceramics of Kutahya and the rich, piled carpets for which Turkey has been famed for centuries. While searching for the traits that define art and the stylistic complexities that characterize Turkish creativity, Glassie focuses on the artists and their theories and practices as well as the works they produce. The result is an account of the current state of Islamic art and a comprehensive analysis of a deep and lively artistic tradition
Art and life in Bangladesh by Henry Glassie( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art and Life in Bangladesh presents the country, its landscape and history, its artists and their work." "Glassie arrays the potter's works - from useful pots to radiant images of the Hindi deities - and brings us into the company of potters who are poets, historians, and philosophers. The book ascends to the splendid spiritual explanation of art provided by the sculptor Haripada Pal." "In conversation with the artists who work the clay, Glassie learned their idea of art, and he applies it to other media, to weaving and shipbuilding, to painting, engraving, and brass casting. The book expands into a comprehensive view of creation in Bangladesh, and it forms an elegant meditation on life and work and the importance of art."--Jacket
The stars of Ballymenone by Henry Glassie( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the time of the Troubles, when there were bombs in the night and soldiers on the road, Henry Glassie journeyed to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure. He settled into the farming community of Ballymenone, beside Lough Erne in the County Fermanagh. He asked questions, and he listened. For a decade he heard and recorded the stories and songs in which they outlined their culture, recounted their history, and pictured their world a world which, in their view, was one of love and defeat and uncertainty, demanding faith, bravery, and wit. In his award-winning "Passing the Time in Ballymenone", Henry Glassie set out to write a comprehensive ethnography of the community. Now, after decades of work in Asia, in Turkey and Bangladesh, in India and Japan, Glassie has returned to Ireland, using his skills as an observer, a listener, a writer, in an effort to understand how poor people in rural places suffer and laugh and carry on while history happens. Glassie's task in "The Stars of Ballymenone" is to set the scene, to sketch the backdrop and clear the stage, so that Hugh Nolan and Michael Boyle, Peter Flanagan, Ellen Cutler, and their neighbors can tell their own tale. "The Stars of Ballymenone" is an integrated analysis of the complete repertory of verbal art from a community where storytelling and singing of quality remained a part of daily life. The book includes a CD so the voices of Ballymenone can be heard at last. -- Publisher description
Folksongs and their makers by Henry Glassie( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between folklore and popular culture is to many people unclear, and it is therefore debatable. On one extreme in the debate are those theorists who think that today's folklore was yesterday's popular culture. On the other extreme are those who believe that there is little direct relationship between the two. The truth, as usual, probably lies somewhere between
Forms upon the frontier; folklife and folk arts in the United States by Austin E Fife( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potter's art by Henry Glassie( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred art : Catholic saints and Candomblé gods in modern Brazil by Henry Glassie( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have intersected for centuries. Professional artists create images of both the Catholic saints and the African gods of Candomble to meet the needs of a vast market of believers and art collectors. Over the past decade, Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla conducted intense research in the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, interviewing the artists at length, photographing their processes and products, attending Catholic and Candomble services, and finally creating a comprehensive book, governed by a deep understanding of the artists themselves. Beginning with Edival Rosas, who carves monumental baroque statues for churches, and ending with Francisco Santos, who paints images of the gods for Candomble terreiros, the book displays the diversity of Brazilian artistic techniques and religious interpretations. Glassie and Shukla enhance their findings with comparisons from art and religion in the United States, Nigeria, Portugal, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, and Japan and gesture toward an encompassing theology of power and beauty that brings unity into the spiritual art of the world
Prince Twins Seven-Seven : his art, his life in Nigeria, his exile in America by Henry Glassie( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Twins Seven-Seven is not only one of Africa's most famous contemporary artists and the leader of the Osogbo School of Nigerian artists, he is known as the modern master of the Yoruba tradition in art. His work has been exhibited on every continent, is collected by major museums throughout the world, and in 2005, Prince was named UNESCO Artist for Peace. Henry Glassie blends life and art to create a vivid portrait of an extraordinary artist. This illustrated book, part biography and part artist's catalog, addresses tradition and innovation in Prince's art, the development of his personal style, the force of the supernatural in Nigerian life, and the hard times of the immigrant artist in the United States." --Book Jacket
A guide for collectors of oral traditions and folk cultural material in Pennsylvania by MacEdward Leach( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet was designed to serve as a stimulus and guide for those persons interested in collecting information and source material concerning the cultural and historical contributions of ethnic groups in Pennsylvania. The contents consist of three sections: suggestions for collecting, examples of Pennsylvania folklore, and an annotated bibliography. Each section deals with tales, songs, dances and games, riddles, proverbs and speech, beliefs, customs, and material culture. (Jm)
Costume : performing identities through dress by Pravina Shukla( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self or special identity. Pravina Shukla offers richly detailed case studies from the United States, Brazil, and Sweden to show how individuals use costumes for social communication and to express facets of their personalities."--Publisher's description
Folklore today : a Festschrift for Richard M. Dorson by Linda Dégh( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Irish folktales
Irish folk history : texts from the northPattern in the material folk culture of the Eastern United StatesThe spirit of folk art : the Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk ArtPassing the time in Ballymenone : culture and history of an Ulster communityAll silver and no brass : an Irish Christmas mummingFolk housing in middle Virginia : a structural analysis of historic artifactsVernacular architectureMaterial culture
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Glassie, Henry.

Glassie, Henry H.

Glassie, Henry H. 1941-

Henry Glassie American folklorist

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