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Polk, Patrick Arthur

Overview
Works: 15 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 1,267 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Essays  Illustrated works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Collector
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Most widely held works by Patrick Arthur Polk
Haitian Vodou flags by Patrick Arthur Polk( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their flags, incorporating ritual drawings, Masonic symbols, and pictures of mermaids and Catholic saints, offer viewers an encounter with the aesthetics, symbolism, and social implications of Vodou. This spiritual realm reflected in the flags is not the dark, frightening place of black magic and superstition so often stereotyped in popular culture. Instead, drapo exemplify the beauty, elegance, and enduring embrace of gods and ancestors in their present manifestations. The flags are artists' visual testimonials that the lwa are present and active in the lives of Vodou practitioners
Botánica Los Angeles : Latino popular religious art in the city of angels by Patrick Arthur Polk( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful walls : photographic elevations of street art in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Paris by Patrick Arthur Polk( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Graffiti is a forceful way of inscribing presence or 'being' in the world as well as a means of creating affective links to the potency of natural wonders, religious shrines, and ancient ruins as well as the contemporary cityscape. The photographic elevations presented in this volume represent a graffiti-punctuated pilgrim's progress built around the aesthetics of defacement. Graffiti- and mural-covered walls, buildings, automobiles, and railcars are the artful wonders, the vibrant shrines, and the dynamic ruins that structured Larry Yust's pilgrimage to some of the most famed metropolitan centers of the world. He has brought back panoramic souvenirs; vistas that let us be there in a way that is perhaps better than being there. This book celebrates the artistry and audacity of the taggers and uncommissioned muralists who decorate and deface contemporary cities."--Publisher's description
Muffler men by Timothy Corrigan Correll( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art can appear in the most unexpected places. Muffler men, for example, have become one of the most striking and remarkable of recent folk art creations. From Walla Walla to Daytona quirky mannikins constructed from discarded automobile mufflers are popping up across America. Cobbled together as business signposts, these comical sculptures are sprouting outside automotive repair shops everywhere." "This book documents the widespread appeal of muffler men as a form of occupational art that enriches the workplace, the local environment, and now the art gallery."--Jacket
The cast-off recast : recycling and the creative transformation of mass-produced objects by Timothy Corrigan Correll( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a daily basis remnants, scraps, rubbish, and junk are filtered through both formal and informal salvage operations in urban centers throughout the world. The essays included in this volume - "Muffler Men, Menecos and Other Welded Wonders: Occupational Sculpture from Automotive Debris," "Streetwise: The Mafundi of Dar es Salaam," and "Castoff/Outcast: Living on the Street"--Explore the process of recycling within distinct environments. What emerges is a remarkable justaposition of diverse material behaviours informing the "lived experiences" of residents of Los Angeles, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and Dar es Salaam
Axé Bahia : the power of art in an Afro-Brazilian metropolis( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axe Bahia' examines the unique cultural role played by Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. An internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, Salvador has been a vibrant and important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America since the 1940s. This volume represents the most comprehensive investigation in the United States of Bahian arts to date and features essays by eighteen international scholars. While adding to popular understandings of core expressions of African heritage, such as the religion Candomble, the essays explore in depth the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil and the provocative ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia. Lavishly illustrated, the book features works by artists ranging from modernists, among them Mario Cravo Neto, Rubem Valentim, and Pierre Verger, to contemporary artists Rommulo Vieira Conceicao, Caetano Dias, Helen Salomao, Ayrson Heraclito, and others-including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art. The exhibition was part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.00Exhibition: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA (24.09.2017?15.04.2018)
World arts, local lives : the collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA by Fowler Museum at UCLA( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated volume, demonstrating the scope and depth of the vast and remarkable global collections of the Fowler Museum at ucla, has been produced as part of the ongoing celebration of the institution's fiftieth-anniversary year. It recalls many of the highlights of the Museum's formation, focusing not only on collections development but also on a long history of programmatic innovation. The book begins with an essay by the Museum's director, Marla C. Berns, which sketches the Fowler's history, and this is followed by a section reproducing in color and large format 250 stunning works from the collection. Berns's lengthy history of involvement with the Fowler - which began when she worked for the Museum as a graduate intern while pursuing her doctorate at UCLA - and the innovative strategies she has introduced, have uniquely situated her to author this book
In extremis : death and life in 21st-century Haitian art by Donald Cosentino( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinful saints & saintly sinners at the margins of the Americas by Patrick Arthur Polk( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabric and power : vodou flags, collective symbolism, and rites of authority in Haiti by Patrick Arthur Polk( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cast-off recast : recycling and the creative transformation of mass-produced objects( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black folks at home in the spirit world by Patrick Arthur Polk( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Productos Latinos : Latino business murals, symbolism, and the social enactment of identity in greater Los Angeles by Timothy Corrigan Correll( )

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

The beautiful walls : photographic elevations of street art in Los Angeles, Paris, and Berlin by Patrick Arthur Polk( Book )

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

Recycling and the creative transformation of mass-produced objects by Timothy Corrigan Correll( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Polk, Patrick A.

Polk, Patrick A. (Patrick Arthur)

Languages
English (45)