The Art Of The Decoy

Author: Adele Earnest
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780916838621
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The carved bird decoy is the only truly American folk art - for the decoy as an aid to hunting was devised by the American Indians and has grown as a useful art since the days of the colonists. Decoy-carving was developed and refined to such a degree that now early and well-carved birds are prized by collectors. This book, full of stunning photographs, shows the best examples from both public and private collections, and gives the reader an idea of the great range, vigor, and variety of the birds. There are sandpipers, curlews, ducks, geese, swans, gulls, herons, crows, loons, and many others - (loons, being wary, were used as confidence birds). Along with the birds are explanations of the highly varied and ingenious methods of construction.

Birds In Wood And Paint

Author: Joseph H. Ellis
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 1584657855
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A comprehensive look at American miniature bird carvings and the artists who made them

Encyclopedia Of American Folk Art

Author: Gerard C. Wertkin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135956154
File Size: 76,35 MB
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For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork, and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres. Containing more than 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic, and religious traditions, and heroes who have inspired folk art. An incomparable resource for general readers, students, and specialists, it will become essential for anyone researching American art, culture, and social history.

American Bird Decoys

Author: William J. Mackey
Editor: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 9780525245001
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Shows and describes antique duck decoys, discusses their history, and tells how to collect factory and handmade decoys

Shooters Bible 1989

Author: William S. Jarrett
Editor:
ISBN: 9780883171455
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American Sporting Western Paintings Antique Decoys American Folk Art

Author: Stephen B. O'Brien Jr. Fine Arts
Editor:
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Carol Crown
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469607999
File Size: 12,65 MB
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Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950 1977

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Editor:
ISBN:
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Shooter S Bible 1988

Author: William S. Jarrett
Editor:
ISBN: 9780883171394
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A catalog of modern firearms that details U.S. and foreign specifications and pricing.

Folk Sculpture Usa

Author: Herbert Waide Hemphill
Editor: Brooklyn Museum Bookshop
ISBN:
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American Book Publishing Record

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Gamebird Taxidermy With Frank Newmyer

Author: Roger Schroeder
Editor:
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Demonstrates each step in preparing a game bird for its display mount and discusses the use of mannikins

Encyclopedia Of American Folklife

Author: Simon J Bronner
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317471946
File Size: 48,23 MB
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American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of American Folklife" is wide-ranging and inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as native Americans; American territories, such as Guam and Samoa; major issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. This encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups (reflecting diversity within groups such as the Amish and the Jews), age groups (both old age and youth gangs), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies) - placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of folklife in America. In addition, this resource offers useful insights on folklife concepts through entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." The set also features complete indexes in each volume, as well as a bibliography for further research.

Masters Of Decorative Bird Carving

Author: Anne Small
Editor: Olympic Marketing Corporation
ISBN:
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Ontario Decoys Ii

Author: Bernie Gates
Editor: Kingston, Ont. : The Upper Canadian
ISBN:
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Arts In America Art Of The Native Americans Architecture Decorative Arts Design Sculptures Art Of The West

Author: Bernard Karpel
Editor:
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