Most popular Folk art books
The most popular Folk art books currently available. Updated weekly.
Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call to deepen relationships with the objects that surround people.
Showcases the work of Australia's indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. This book provides information about the impact of urban living, the growth of local art centres which support the work of indigenous artists, and the rise of women artists.
The Pictish School of Celtic art from pagan symbols to monumental sculptures, thoroughly covered and illustrated.
Here, for the first time, is a collection of unusual stories and exquisite art from some of the finest living artists, on the most universal of themes: sun and moon.
Ceremonial items such as the peyote fan and buffalo skulls are common elements of Rance Hood's compositions. These reflect the early teachings from his Comanche elders and the Oklahoma landscape in which he lived. This biography focuses on Hood's art and its place within Native American art, history, and culture.
Featuring step-by-step projects as well as work from contemporary artists and makers throughout, this practical and beautiful guide shows how practitioners of all kinds can draw from folk art for making and inspiration.
Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy s groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks are gathered together for the first time in one brash book.
An unparalleled introduction to American folk art, accompanying a major traveling exhibition.
In the OXFORD HISTORY OF ART series, this book discusses folk and decorative arts alongside fine art produced by African-Americans throughout the nineteenth century. It also explores more recent issues in art and politics - the Civil Rights era and Black Nationalism in the 1960s and 70s and the emergence of new black artists in the 1980s and 90s.
Alexander Girard (1907-1993) amassed the largest cross-cultural folk art collection in the world. To date over a million visitors have flocked to the folk art museum in Santa Fe to savour and take delight in the bright and beautiful objects that inspired the renowned architect and designer.
Explores the misrepresentation problem of American Indian artisans which extends beyond tangible arts and crafts to include other types of traditional knowledge and cultural expression, such as song, dance and writings.
Looks in detail at the growth in popularity and profile of the English folk arts in the first decade of the twenty-first century -- .
Discover the vivid world of Rangoli and express yourself in this stress-relieving, art therapy colouring book.
Thinking radically about making & wearing homemade clothes
Things Chinese presents sixty distinctive items that are typical of Chinese culture and together open a special window onto the people, history, and society of the world's largest nation. Many of the objects are collectibles, and each has a story to tell.
This is a chronology of creative contributions made by Caribbean women. Among the arts covered in this volume are quilting, beadwork, dancing, diaries and memoirs, folk music, landscaping, sculpture, theatrics, etc. Entries are cross-referenced and include further readings drawn from an exhaustive bibliography of sources.