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.
Savor the richness and beauty of wool applique-its texture, depth, color, and design.
Learn to paint beginner watercolor projects that you can instantly frame and gift with Paint and Frame: Botanical Painting.
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.
The Pictish School of Celtic art from pagan symbols to monumental sculptures, thoroughly covered and illustrated.
Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy s groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks are gathered together for the first time in one brash book.
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.
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 publication is a survey of European hand tools, from various woodworking and other trades, dating from the 16th century to the 19th century. The tools that are illustrated and analysed were either made decoratively or received surface decoration, often incorporating ancient symbols, dates and owners initials.
Looks in detail at the growth in popularity and profile of the English folk arts in the first decade of the twenty-first century -- .
In this new book, Jonathan Christie pieces together the fragments of this charming, eccentric and elusive artist's life, gathering together the scraps of information that exist on him, along with an unprecedented amount of examples of his work-approximately 70-for the first time.
A book that celebrates one of the most breathtaking and comprehensive collections of wildfowl decoys in America.
Here are India's best-known beasts - tiger, elephant, deer, snake... rendered by a variety of folk and tribal artists. Individually screenprinted on handmade paper, this wonderful introduction to Indian painting styles is an art and book lover's dream.
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.
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.
An unparalleled introduction to American folk art, accompanying a major traveling exhibition.
The Day of the Dead is a festival of culture and youth, a celebration of life in death.The beautiful rituals, the sugar skulls, the costumes and the festivities have grown into a massive counter culture: art, movies, cartoons and literature have been consumed by the brilliant power of the Day of the Dead, tendered here in this lively new book.
Discover the vivid world of Rangoli and express yourself in this stress-relieving, art therapy colouring book.
Thinking radically about making & wearing homemade clothes