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A kind of archeology : collecting American folk art, 1876-1976

Author: Elizabeth Stillinger
Publisher: Amherst [Mass.] : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Kind of Archaeology" begins by examining the evolution of the concept of folk art, relating it to nineteenth-and early twentieth-century movements such as romanticism.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Stillinger
ISBN: 9781558497443 1558497447
OCLC Number: 700735479
Description: xix, 441 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The folk art idea --
Folk art, ethnology, and antiquarianism --
Folk art and modern art --
The decorative and aesthetic uses of folk art --
Folk art, patriotism, and nationalism.
Other Titles: Collecting American folk art, 1876-1976
Responsibility: Elizabeth Stillinger.

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Explores the world of American folk art collectors - people who saw the beauty and value of the furnishings, implements, and itinerant portraits that mainstream America had hitherto relegated to  Read more...

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