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Glassie, Henry 1941-

Overview
Works: 75 works in 290 publications in 5 languages and 13,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Depositor, Collector, Author of introduction, Other, Performer
Classifications: GR105, 398.209415
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Most widely held works by Henry Glassie
Irish folktales by Henry Glassie( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains tales representing all facets of Ireland
Pattern in the material folk culture of the Eastern United States by Henry Glassie( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 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 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A truly international treatment of its subject, The Spirit of Folk Art draws upon the vast resources of the Girard Collection, amassed by Alexander and Susan Girard and housed at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Distinguished folklorist and scholar Henry Glassie offers a vigorous and often lyrical discussion of the nature of folk art. More than 345 illustrations, including 285 in full color and 50 field photographs showing the various artists at work, provide a rich complement to Glassie's insights
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 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All silver and no brass : an Irish Christmas mumming by Henry Glassie( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish folk history : texts from the north by Henry Glassie( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 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
Material culture by Henry Glassie( Book )

7 editions published in 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
Art and life in Bangladesh by Henry Glassie( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 502 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
Turkish traditional art today by Henry Glassie( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 496 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
Vernacular architecture by Henry Glassie( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 433 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
Folksongs and their makers by Henry Glassie( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 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 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potter's art by Henry Glassie( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for collectors of oral traditions and folk cultural material in Pennsylvania by MacEdward Leach( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 293 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)
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 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stars of Ballymenone by Henry Glassie( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 218 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. --
Costume : performing identities through dress by Pravina Shukla( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 203 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 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The individual and tradition : folkloristic perspectives by Henry Glassie( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of artists and performers from around the world form the basis of this innovative volume that explores the many ways individuals engage with, carry on, revive, and create tradition. Leading scholars in folklore studies consider how the field has addressed the relationship between performer and tradition and examine theoretical issues involved in fieldwork and the analysis and dissemination of scholarship in the context of relationships with the performers. These vivid case studies exemplify the b
 
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Irish folktales
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Glassie, Henry.

Glassie, Henry H.

Glassie, Henry H. 1941-

Henry Glassie American folklorist

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Pattern 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 communityFolk housing in middle Virginia : a structural analysis of historic artifactsAll silver and no brass : an Irish Christmas mummingIrish folk history : texts from the northMaterial cultureTurkish traditional art today