American Vernacular

American Vernacular
Author: Frank Maresca Margit Rowell Roger Ricco
Rating: 4.71
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Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 304
Hours of reading: 5.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
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About the book

From weathervanes to whirligigs, carnival characters to religious figurines, "American Vernacular" presents hundreds of newly identified and never before published objects that add significantly to the literature on outsider art. An introduction by Margit Rowell, formerly chief curator at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, explores why the vernacular (which encompasses folk, outsider, primitive and self-taught traditions) has moved from the fringe to the centre of the art world. Authors Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco have spent years on the trail of unusual and uncommonly beautiful examples of 19th- and 20th-century folk sculpture and have compiled their findings in this illustrated informative volume. With hundreds of colour photographs and full commentary by experts, it is a thorough exploration that should appeal to serious collectors and those just learning about the field.





Frank Maresca Biography

Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco are two of America's most distinguished collectors and dealers of folk and outsider art. Margit Rowell is an independent curator living in New York and Paris. ... Read full biography

Authors: Frank Maresca Margit Rowell Roger Ricco
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780821227800
ISBN10: 0821227807
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 304
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Book Dimensions: 254x250x31.75
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Publication date: Sept. 1, 2002
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Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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