Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum
Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art
From America’s preeminent museum collection, this definitive volume places the quilt firmly in the realm of art. Combining economy with artistry and everyday craftsmanship with extraordinary beauty, quilts hold a unique place in American culture. Each quilt tells a story about its maker and her community; seen together, these monumental textiles paint a broad picture of the development of a national character and uncover the hidden history of women’s contribution to art. This volume brings together the two hundred most important examples from the esteemed collection of the American Folk Art Museum, many of which are shown here for the first time. Each masterpiece was chosen carefully as an emblem of its time, style, and technique. Concise texts introducing each chapter remain entirely accessible in tone and never intrude upon the full-page image reproductions and countless detail enlargements that reveal the intricate stitching and surprising dimensionality of the works.
- ASIN: 0847833739
Wool Appliqué Folk Art: Traditional Projects Inspired by 19th-Century American Life
Wool Appliqué Folk Art: Traditional Projects Inspired by
Savor the richness and beauty of wool appliqué—its texture, depth, color, and design. Well-known, award-winning folk artist Rebekah L. Smith will ignite your passion for Americana home decor with 14 simple and elegant designs. Appliqué pillows, bed toppers, and table runners from woven wools, felted wools, and wool felt—including repurposed fibers and fabrics! Hand stitch charming folk-art projects, each with full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions. A guide for both beginners and seasoned stitchers.
- Brand: C T Publishing
- ASIN: 160705969X
- UPC: 884262018030
Javanese Antique Furniture And Folk Art
Javanese Antique Furniture And Folk
With Compelling, Colourful Photography, Javanese Antique And Folk Art Celebrates This Delightful Art Form That Is Just Beginning To Attract International Attention And, With Insight From The Field's Foremost Experts, Reveals The History And Fascinating Culture Embodied In Every Piece Of One Of The World's Most Impressive Collections Of Javanese Art.
- ASIN: 981421776X
The Flowering of American Folk Art (1776 - 1876)
Folk Art: Painting, Sculpture (The Knopf Collectors' Guides to American Antiques)
The Art of the Russian Matryoshka
The Art of the Russian
The book is the complete account of the history, production, varieties, and creators of the nesting doll that has become a symbol of Russian folk culture, if not Russia itself. Contributing to the history are commissioned studies from three of Russia's leading authorities on toys and folk art. The book includes 330 color plates, 200 of which are carefully selected examples of dolls. The examples include: historical dolls from museums in Russia; factory products made throughout the Soviet period in the villages of Sergiev Posad, Polkhovsky Maidan, Semyonov, Kirov, and Nolinsk; and artwork of independent artists, photographed in several of the artists' home-studios, in private collections, and in the inventory of importer-author Rett Ertl.
- ASIN: 0972502718
Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety: Presented by The American Folk Art Museum
Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety: Presented by
This significant catalog is a highly detailed look at the world’s most celebrated collection of red and white quilts. Like the Log Cabin or Baltimore-style, the red and white quilt is a hugely popular genre of quilting. Colorfast Turkey red dye became readily available in the mid-nineteenth century, so red and white quilts became extremely popular, due not only to the newness of the color but also because of the extremely vibrant and punchy contrasting color scheme. Featuring over 650 quilts from the past three centuries, this book is filled with the gorgeous and imaginative designs of feathered stars, diamonds, animals, oak leaves, baskets, lettering, and snowflakes, as well as fascinating examples of careful embroidery and appliqué. With inspiring handiwork, designs, and visual histories, this book exemplifies the sheer magnitude and poetry of red and white quilts and is a staple compendium of this beloved art form.
- Brand: RIZZOLI
- ASIN: 0847846520
Festival Folk: An Atlas of Carnival Customs and Costumes
Festival Folk: An Atlas of Carnival Customs and
All around the world there are festivals that reach back through the sands of time to medieval carnival traditions, and beyond. The festivals in this book are often little known outside their locale and they are all characterised by spectacular costumes and compellingly bizarre rituals. The Jarramplas of Piornal, Spain is a spooky devil character dressed in rags, who is pelted by two tons of turnips every year. In Japan, the Kasedori wear a suit of straw and run barefoot through the snow as villagers douse them in freezing water to protect their houses from fire. The Courir de Mardi Gras is a lesser known cousin of the New Orleans carnival, in which members of rural Louisiana communities dress in Medieval French jester costumes and chase down chickens thrown from the roofs of local farmsteads.
- ASIN: 1908714573
American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture
American Folk Art Canes: Personal
An introduction and eight contributed essays augment some 300 detailed, comparative, and historical photographs that display Meyer's extensive collection of exquisite carved canes. The vivid color photos show a diversity of styles, techniques, and themes; the accompanying text treats 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. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
- ASIN: 0295972009
A Killer Collection (Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Book 1)
FolkArt Multi-Surface Metallic Paint in Assorted Colors (2 oz), 6302 Metallic Antique Gold
FolkArt Multi-Surface Metallic Paint in Assorted Colors (2
FOLKART Multi-Surface has all the same great benefits as FOLKART with the added value of complete coverage for almost every surface. It's smooth creamy consistency make it easy to create endless projects with just one paint. - 6302, Metallic Antique Gold
- Color: Metallic Antique Gold
- Brand: FolkArt
- ASIN: B072BWWCWV
- UPC: 028995063022
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Twenty-Four Hours a
This best-selling meditation book for those in recovery offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life.Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over nine million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives. "For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision" is part of the Sanskrit proverb quoted at the beginning of the book which has become one of the basic building blocks for a life of sobriety. In addition to a thought, meditation and prayer for each day of the year, this handy, pocket-sized volume also contains the Serenity Prayer and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a simple, yet effective way to help us relate the Twelve Steps to everyday life and helps us find the power not to take that first drink each day.
- Brand: Unknown
- ASIN: 0894860127
Mexican Popular Art: Clothing and Dolls
Mexican Popular Art: Clothing and
This insightful study of traditional Mexican clothing is based on authentic dolls made by folk artists in Mexico. With over 550 color photographs, it is a beautiful and comprehensive review that relates customs, language, music, and folk arts to a blending that is wholly Mexican and now its national culture. Men's and women's regional clothing is explored, including serapes, sombreros, Colonial dress, skirts, and shawls. Dolls, period photographs, and adult clothes present a visual story tracing variations that clothing has undergone from decade to decade. Today, people in all walks of life will find this refreshing look at traditional Mexican attire to be fascinating and inspiring.
- ASIN: 0764328875
Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great
The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album's musical highlights and accompanying "Side A" and "Side B" cocktail recipes that complement the music's mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more.Visit boozeandvinyl.com for more info.
- ASIN: 0762463473
Southern Antiques & Folk Art
Southern Antiques & Folk
Organized into three sections: Arts of Fine Living (furniture, silver, ceramics, and glass); Objects of Utility and Commerce (hearth tools, textiles, advertising and trade, and hunting and military life); and Amusements, Diversions and the Arts. Profusely illustrated in color.
- Brand: Brand: Publisher
- ASIN: 0848704207
American Quilts: The Democratic Art
American Quilts: The Democratic
Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art—and this edition contains several new quilts, created since the book's original publication. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it's a fascinating chronicle of the growth and evolution of an art form with a rich heritage. Not only does author Robert Shaw provide an insightful look at quilting aesthetics, he places the craft in its historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context, providing a visually lush journey through American history. This opulent volume starts with old-world traditions and goes up to the present, examining key moments that had an impact on quilting culture—including Amish emigration, slavery and the Civil War, the Depression, new sewing technology, and the Bicentennial. More than 350 stunning images capture a rich variety of work created by people from all walks of life.
- Brand: Sterling
- ASIN: 1454913975
Primitive Folk Art Designs From Antique Album Quilts
Vintage Folk Art Fishing Lures and Tackle
Vintage Folk Art Fishing Lures and
‘The significant merit and historical importance of vintage folk art fishing lures and tackle have remained largely ‘‘undiscovered’’ by the folk art community. This book will change that. Over 700 striking color photos and fascinating text presents vintage folk art fishing lures, predominantly from the first half of the 20th century, as small, exquisite, handcrafted treasures. Originally made only for catching fish, these lures were assembled from available materials and household supplies. Through their makers' vision and talent, miniature ‘‘sculptures’’ were created. Each lure is unique and personal. Detailed background, historical, and introductory sections complement photos conveying the limitless range of lure designs from primitives to elaborate folk art classics. Early folk artists including Bud Stewart, William Giles, and Burt Errett as well as contemporary artists Bob Baird, Aage Bjerring, Bill Grossman, C.B. Lewis, and C.E. Wilson are featured. First-ever detailed benchmarks to assess an individual folk art lure's quality, condition, authenticity, and value. This book is a treasure for fishermen and folk art collectors, displaying lures from both known and anonymous makers.’
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
- ASIN: 0764336940
Faith by Billy Jacobs 9x21 Primitive Photography Antique Jug Crock Folk Art Inspirational Décor Framed Print Picture
FLEA MARKET MINUTE S3 EP 9 - Folk Art
It's all about Folk Art this week on Flea Market Minute as Bob interviews dealers in beautiful Rhinebeck, New York!
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Folk Art Canes from M.S. Rau Antiques
Folk art canes, unlike their more formal counterparts, by definition were made by single, often untrained artisans. There purpose was to cast attention on the creator not the carrier; they were an expression of the artists skill and personality and can be distinguished from formal canes in variou...
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FolkArt Home Decor: How To Use Antique Wax
Learn how to use FolkArt® Home Decor Antique Wax to finish your FolkArt® Home Decor Chalk projects! You'll learn how to give your painted projects a beautiful antiqued finish with a rich, lustrous look. See how easy it is to upcycle garage sale and thrift store finds and transform your everyday i...
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW | Ohio Folk Art Double Portrait, ca. 1838 | Cleveland Hr 1 Preview | PBS
Is this folk art painting cool…or creepy? Share your opinion below & learn more in Cleveland Hr 1, premiering Monday, May 9th at 8/7C on PBS! ANTIQUES ROADSHOW airs Mondays at 8/7C PM & 9/8C PM on PBS. Watch full-length episodes of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW at http://www.pbs.org/show/antiques-roadshow ...
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW | Kansas City, Hour 1 Preview: Folk Art Carved Bird Tree, ca. 1900 | PBS
Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365209434/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=anro_covefullprogram (US Only) Description: Kicking of our Kansas City episodes is Nancy Druckman's appraisal of this folk art carved bird tree, ca. 1900! Kansas City Hou...
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