With wooden carvings, worked textiles and naive paintings, folk art is a diverse and rewarding field for enthusiasts. This text draws together the many strands of European folk art, exploring sculpture, furniture, painting, textiles, pottery and metalwork, with advice for collectors.
The vitality and simplicity of folk art makes it accessible and rewarding for collectors and a diverse source of inspiration for interior designers. Folk Art is the first book to draw together the wealth of folk art from across Europe, including textiles, toys and games, naive paintings, pottery, and furniture. It explores the origins and attributes of each piece, with guidance on identifying the most collectable artefacts. Specially commissioned photography showing superb examples in authentic locations makes this book a unique and valuable resource.
Houeshold objects: drinking vessels; storage and preparation; baskets; lighting. Sculpture: love tokens; woodcarving; decoys; decorative metalwork; outdoor sculpture; trade signs. Paintings: painted signs; from painted signs to portraits; animal portraits; domestic portraits; mixed media pictures. Toys and games: soft toys and dolls; carved and painted toys; board games. Pottery: slipware; spongeware. Textiles: needleware; samplers; homespun and quilts; leather. Furniture: sculptural form; painted decoration. Conservation.
Folk Art by Robert Young
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
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