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For many years, Maud Lewis was one of Nova Scotia's best-loved folk painters. In the 1990s she was embraced by the rest of the country when the landmark exhibition of her work The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis travelled across Canada. By the time the tour…

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Masks are found world-wide in connection with seasonal festivals, rites of passage, and curative ceremonies. They provide a means of investigating the paradoxical problems that appearances pose in the experience of transitional states. In this far-reaching work,…

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This is rare look into the traditional ways of creating the beautiful masks that have brought such admiration to the native American carvers of the Pacific Northwest. The masks of the Kwakiutl people of the Pacific Northwest are noted around the world for their…

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155 traditional folk art decorations: fruit and floral centerpieces, borders, wreaths, children in peasant garb, much more.

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While masks are some of the more prominent artifacts in the art, religious and dramatic worlds, there has not to date been a complete bibliography of the books, catalogs, and articles in the field. The more than 1200 citations in this bibliography range from…

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This richly illustrated portrait of North Carolina's pottery traditions tells the story of the generations of turners and burners whose creations are much admired for their strength and beauty. Perhaps no other state possesses such an active and extensive…

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This treasury of 226 designs for royalty-free use, all meticulously rendered from authentic Russian art and artifacts, include motifs from Moldovian carpets, Ukrainian Easter eggs, stove tiles, gingerbread molds, architectural carvings, ancient metalwork,…

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Primitive, folk, naive, self-taught, outsider--branding art made outside of the conventional artworld has become a tender task. What defines it? Who are its creators? No matter what you call it, there'sno denying the visceral appeal of raw creativity unbound by…

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The fanciful postcards, compiled from Raggedy Ann and More: Johnny Gruelle's Dolls and Merchandise, contain several previously unpublished images and show some of the rarest merchandise known to exist. The book depicts many of the most loved and sought-after…

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Over 1,400 heraldic designs depicting shields, coats-of-arms, seals, logos, flags, insignia, scrolls, mottoes, and many other motifs will add a touch of medieval flair or aristocratic ambience to almost any graphic project. Use royalty-free or as a source of…

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With the rising popularity of contemporary folk art, collectors have been asking, Who are the artists? Where are they located? Where can I see their art? How can I buy their work? And how much does it cost? This wonderfully illustrated guidebook offers answers to…

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Traditional quilts serve many purposes over the course of a useful life. Beginning as a beautiful bed covering, a quilt may later function as a ground cover at picnics until years of wear relegate it to someone's ragbag for scrap uses. Observing this life cycle…