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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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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postcards, compiled from Raggedy Ann and More: Johnny Gruelle's Dolls and Merchandise, contain several previously unpublished images and show some of the rarest merchandise known to exist.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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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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Jeff Ferrell draws on his own extensive field research to thoroughly examine the practices of graffiti artists. Focusing on the city of Denver, he takes a close look at the war against graffiti and the interplay between cultural innovation and institutionalized…

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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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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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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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by Michael Walsh

|October 9, 1996

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The graffiti phenomenon taking place in urban America has erupted into a full scale war. The main weapons: aerosol spray paint versus hundreds of taxpayer-funded abatements programs. To the graffiti writer, graffiti is a secret language, an empowering form of…

Maskmaking

by Carole Sivin

|July 1, 1986

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From simple variations on brown paper bags to bal masqué designs, plaster and plasticene molds—the whole range!

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