The Flowering of American Folk Art
by Jean Lipman
guide to folk art in America illustrates more than 400 outstanding
examples of American craft covering four major categories: painted,
drawn, or stitched pictures, sculpture, architectural decoration,
and decorated household objects. Pages include photographs and
information on weathervanes, ship figureheads, tinware, toys,
quilts, painted furniture, and more.
What Exactly is
Folk art can
encompass a wide variety of antique objects. Some may be true folk
art, created to fill a need in the community, while other pieces may
have been created in what’s referred to as a folk aesthetic. This
video discusses the difference between these two concepts.
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