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Museum of American Folk Art

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Works: 186 works in 317 publications in 3 languages and 15,396 library holdings
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Classifications: NK805, B
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Museum of American Folk Art encyclopedia of twentieth-century American folk art and artists by Chuck Rosenak( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive encyclopedia of twentieth century American folk art and artists
The quilt encyclopedia illustrated by Carter Houck( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designs, patterns, techniques, equipment, conservation and care, textiles, dyes, history, quilt organizations, and more"--Jacket
Five star folk art : one hundred American masterpieces( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of one hundred examples of American folk art ranging over four centuries of life in America that meet the highest standards of artistic excellence
Small folk : a celebration of childhood in America by Sandra Brant( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious folk art in America : reflections of faith by C. Kurt Dewhurst( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-taught artists of the 20th century : an American anthology by Philadelphia Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by the Museum of American Folk Art, this unique collection of paintings, sculpture, collages, and drawings celebrates the remarkable work of America's self-taught artists. Insightful profiles of the life and work of each of the featured artists by curators, critics, scholars, and artists with a broad range of perspectives are accompanied by major essays by distinguished scholars Arthur C. Danto, Maurice Berger, and Gerald L. Davis. Together, with the curators, Elsa Longhauser and Harald Szeemann, they bring a fresh understanding to the work of these thirty-two gifted artists
Stitched from the soul : slave quilts from the ante-bellum South by Gladys-Marie Fry( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This richly illustrated book offers a glimpse into the lives and creativity of African American quilters during the era of slavery. Originally published in 1989, Stitched from the Soul was the first book to examine the history of quilting in the enslaved community and to place slave-made quilts into historical and cultural context. It remains a beautiful and moving tribute to an African American tradition."--Provided by Publisher
Folk art in American life by Robert Bishop( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers late 17th century through late 20th century, with 260 color plates
Thornton Dial : image of the tiger by Thornton Dial( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk artists biographical index( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folk art of Latin America : visiones del pueblo by Marion Oettinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The result of extensive fieldwork throughout Mexico, Central and South America, and Spanish- and French-speaking islands in the Caribbean, this beautiful and informative book concentrates on folk art made by Latin Americans for Latin Americans; it does not concern itself with folk art made for export. The objects illustrated are not only aesthetically pleasing, but have also been carefully selected because they play central roles in Latin American society and culture." "In this study, Chapter 1 discusses the nature of folk art and explores the subject through time in Latin America, with special attention paid to the composite character of contemporary folk art in Latin America. Chapter 2 deals with contemporary folk artists and their conception of the contribution they make to local society and traditions. Chapter 3 presents the rich variety of folk forms in Latin America today and considers them in four categories: ceremonial, utilitarian, recreational, and decorative. Finally, chapter 4 examines the ever-changing nature of folk art and what such changes mean to the quickly evolving societies served by folk art."--Jacket
Discovering American folk art by Cynthia V. A Schaffner( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian folk art : the migration of a tradition( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unique charm of Norwegian folk art is commanding the attention of an ever-increasing number of museums and collectors. The rich history of these beautiful and functional objects - fanciful wood carvings, tableware and furniture with rosemaling, the snowflake patterns of Norwegian knitting, and costumes with white Hardanger embroidery - dates as far back as the Middle Ages. This volume, which illustrates nearly 250 objects spanning four centuries, reproduces some of the finest holdings of Norwegian museums, together with valuable family heirlooms brought to America and twentieth-century works created by Norwegian-American craftspeople. Many perspectives of this folk tradition are explored in the volume's ten essays, written by leading Norwegian and American scholars. This is the most comprehensive study of such varied factors as art historical traditions and influences, the social and economic background that encouraged each of these arts, Norwegian symbolism, traditional costume, and emigration to the United States and its influence on the arts. An informative and practical discussion of Norwegian folk art collections is also included. This book, the most important reference on the subject for years to come, is essential for folk art collectors, historians, and artisans, and is a fascinating cultural history for anyone of Norwegian heritage
Quilts from the Indiana Amish : a regional collection by David Pottinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All flags flying : American patriotic quilts as expressions of liberty by Robert Bishop( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering Ellis Ruley by Glenn Robert Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American cabinetmakers : marked American furniture, 1640-1940 by William C Ketchum( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Cabinetmakers contains a wealth of information that is organized alphabetically for easy reference. Each biographical entry provides information about the life and work of the craftsman, if available; defines the characteristics of his mark; and reviews the maker's products, areas where his pieces were originally sold, and the years in which he worked. The cabinetmaker's mark took many forms: a name or initials scratched into the raw wood, a hand-stamped brand, an engraved or printed label, or a signature written in pencil, ink, paint, or chalk. Each manufacturer's mark is illustrated or represented, as are more than 400 marked pieces. Gerard Wertkin, director of the Museum of American Folk Art, has provided the preface to American Cabinetmakers. To complete this valuable reference, an introduction traces the development of the American furniture industry through the centuries; several appendices are included; a bibliography lists periodicals as well as books
A child's comfort : baby and doll quilts in American folk art by Bruce Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish heritage in American folk art( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ammi Phillips : portrait painter, 1788-1865 by Ammi Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The quilt encyclopedia illustrated
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmerican Folk Art Museum

controlled identityMuseum of Early American Folk Arts

American Folk Art Museum

American Museum of Folk Art

Museum of American Folk Art.

Museum of American Folk Art (New York)

Museum of Early American Folk Arts

New York (City) Museum of American Folk Art

New York Museum of American Folk Art

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

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Self-taught artists of the 20th century : an American anthologyFolk art in American lifeThornton Dial : image of the tigerThe folk art of Latin America : visiones del puebloNorwegian folk art : the migration of a traditionAmerican cabinetmakers : marked American furniture, 1640-1940Glorious American quilts : the quilt collection of the Museum of American Folk Art