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Museum of American Folk Art

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Works: 83 works in 137 publications in 1 language and 9,778 library holdings
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Classifications: NK9112, B
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Most widely held works about Museum of American Folk Art
 
Most widely held works by Museum of American Folk Art
Museum of American Folk Art encyclopedia of twentieth-century American folk art and artists by Chuck Rosenak( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive encyclopedia of twentieth century American folk art and artists
The quilt encyclopedia illustrated by Carter Houck( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designs, patterns, techniques, equipment, conservation and care, textiles, dyes, history, quilt organizations, and more"--Jacket
Small folk : a celebration of childhood in America by Sandra Brant( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-taught artists of the 20th century : an American anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by the Museum of American Folk Art, this unique collection of paintings, sculpture, collages, and drawings celebrates the remarkable work of America's self-taught artists. Insightful profiles of the life and work of each of the featured artists by curators, critics, scholars, and artists with a broad range of perspectives are accompanied by major essays by distinguished scholars Arthur C. Danto, Maurice Berger, and Gerald L. Davis. Together, with the curators, Elsa Longhauser and Harald Szeemann, they bring a fresh understanding to the work of these thirty-two gifted artists
Stitched from the soul : slave quilts from the ante-bellum South by Gladys-Marie Fry( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This richly illustrated book offers a glimpse into the lives and creativity of African American quilters during the era of slavery. Originally published in 1989, Stitched from the Soul was the first book to examine the history of quilting in the enslaved community and to place slave-made quilts into historical and cultural context. It remains a beautiful and moving tribute to an African American tradition."--Provided by Publisher
Thornton Dial : image of the tiger by Thornton Dial( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk artists biographical index( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quilts from the Indiana Amish : a regional collection by David Pottinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All flags flying : American patriotic quilts as expressions of liberty by Robert Bishop( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering Ellis Ruley by Glenn Robert Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American cabinetmakers : marked American furniture, 1640-1940 by William C Ketchum( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Cabinetmakers is one of the most important antiques books ever to be published. The first book to catalog and illustrate all known American wood furniture pieces that bear the signatures, labels, brands, impressions, or inkstamp marks of their makers, it is an essential volume for serious collectors, antiques dealers, auctioneers, museum personnel, researchers, and historical societies
A child's comfort : baby and doll quilts in American folk art by Bruce Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ammi Phillips: portrait painter, 1788-1865 by Ammi Phillips( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Nellie Mae Rowe : ninety-nine and a half won't do by Nellie Mae Rowe( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs & symbols : African images in African American quilts by Maude Wahlman( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many African American quilts are the visual equivalent of blues, jazz, and gospel--rich with color and symbolism. Characterized by strips, bright colors, large designs, asymmetry, multiple patterns, improvisations, and symbolic forms, historian Maude S. Wahlman contends that these African-American quilts have their roots in African textile techniques and cultural traditions. African influence on the history of music, dance, and speech in the New World has long been documented, but African influence on American quiltmaking is less well known. It is possible to trace African textile techniques, religious symbols, and aesthetic traditions that were adapted by African American textile innovators to the needs and resources of a new world. Emphasizing quilts' spiritual functions as much as their formal qualities, this well-illustrated book combines multidisciplinary research with in-depth looks at living African-American artists."--Provided by Publisher
American folk art canes : personal sculpture by George H Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hand-carved canes are a part of America's culture and art, speaking to our rich national heritage and capacity for self-expression. As vehicles of personal communication and group identity, American folk art canes display images ranging from King Kong to depression-era bathing beauties, from boxer "Gentleman Jim" Corbett to an anonymous shoemaker, and from Civil War soldiers to Dolly Parton. Symbols of fraternal and military organizations also occupy the miniature world on the cane, as do representations of nature, from snakes swallowing frogs to bee-filled gardens." "American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture is the first comprehensive, scholarly book focusing on American folk canes and will be a foundation for future research in the field. Reproduced in full color, more than three hundred canes dating from the early nineteenth century to today disclose the complex cultural meanings, obscure individual histories, and light-hearted social commentaries of folk art walking sticks. Detailed, comparative, and historical photographs show the diverse styles, techniques, and themes used by the generations of American carvers who have mastered this expressive and utilitarian art form. Each illustration eloquently demonstrates the carvers' artistry in transforming a simple functional object into a work of art." "The introduction and eight original essays by noted scholars examine the methods of dating canes, their sculptural and symbolic qualities, and the aesthetic character and history of Native American, African-American, Civil War, fraternal, and contemporary canes. Details of the canes' imagery, origins, and composition are given in an extensive documentation section. Color plates of related folk art carvings, a selected bibliography, and a thorough index supplement the book."--Jacket
American naive paintings from the National Gallery of Art by National Gallery of Art (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hex signs : Pennsylvania Dutch barn symbols & their meaning by Don Yoder( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven to create : the Anthony Petullo collection of self-taught & outsider art by Milwaukee Art Museum( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American needlework treasures : samplers and silk embroideries from the collection of Betty Ring by Betty Ring( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The quilt encyclopedia illustrated
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmerican Folk Art Museum

controlled identityMuseum of Early American Folk Arts

American Folk Art Museum

American Museum of Folk Art

Museum of American Folk Art

Museum of American Folk Art (New York)

Museum of Early American Folk Arts

New York (City) Museum of American Folk Art

New York Museum of American Folk Art

New York (N.Y.) Museum of American Folk Art

Languages
English (58)

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Self-taught artists of the 20th century : an American anthologyThornton Dial : image of the tigerAmerican cabinetmakers : marked American furniture, 1640-1940The art of Nellie Mae Rowe : ninety-nine and a half won't doAmerican folk art canes : personal sculptureDriven to create : the Anthony Petullo collection of self-taught & outsider artTreasures of folk art : Museum of American Folk Art