The Spirit of Folk Art: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art

By: Glassie, Henry

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Hardcover with dust jacket, orange cloth with silver spine titles and silver and black cover decoration, 25.5 by 26.5 cm, 276 pp., heavily illus. Near fine hardcover in very good jacket with only faint shelf wear. From the publisher: “The Girard Collection at Santa Fe's Museum of International Art encompasses more than 100,000 works from 100 cultures worldwide. Here, folklorist Henry Glassie has selected 300 objects from the collection to illustrate a wide-ranging study of folk art. The pieces depicted - ceramic figures, beaded purses, intricate textiles, dolls and toys - combine beauty with function. The essay draws upon aesthetics, literature, religion, art history, sociology, and anthropology to examine the creative wellsprings of folk art, while over 50 field photographs show the artists at work evoking the human factor, central to the folk-art tradition.”

Title: The Spirit of Folk Art: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art

Author Name: Glassie, Henry

Categories: Art, Outsider Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico: 1989

ISBN Number: 0810915227

ISBN Number 13: 9780810915220

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Seller ID: 2960