Perspectives on American folk art / edited by Ian M. G. Quimby and Scott T. Swank.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xvii, 376 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Folk art


Quimby, Ian M. G.
Swank, Scott T.
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.


Preface / Ian M.G. Quimby -- Introduction / Scott T. Swank -- Uncommon art of the common people : a review of trends in the collecting and exhibiting of American folk art / Beatrix T. Rumford -- Expanding frontiers : the Michigan folk art project / Marsha MacDowell and C. Kurt Dewhurst -- The material culture and folk arts of the Norwegians in America / Marion J. Nelson -- Baptismal certificate and gravemarker : Pennsylvania German folk art at the beginning and end of life / Frederick S. Weiser -- Fachwerk and brettstuhl : the rejection of traditional folk culture / Lonn W. Taylor -- Arrival and survival : the maintenance of an Afro-American tradition in folk art and craft / John Michael Vlach -- Beating a live horse : yet another note on definitions and defining / Roger L. Welsch -- The arts : fine and plain / George A. Kubler -- Folk art from an anthropological perspective / Johannes Fabian and Ilona Szombati-Fabian -- Folk art : the challenge and the promise / Kenneth L. Ames -- L.A. add-ons and re-dos : renovation in folk art and architectural design / Michael Owen Jones.


New York : Published for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Del. [by] Norton

Publisher Series

A Winterthur book


xvii, 376 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rodris Roth Library.


0393950883 (pbk.)

Call Number

Roth/Coll. NK805.P47 1980


United States.


1st ed.