Softcover. Milwaukee WI, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Folio, softcover, 216 pages. Over 200 color illustrations. Published to coincide with the 2012 showing at the Milwaukee Art Museum of works by 64 self-taught artists in the Anthony Petullo Collection. Foreword by Daniel T. Keegan. Art Brut and "Outsider" Art, essay by Jane Kallir - "It's a Picture Already, essay by Lisa Stone. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap.
Hardcover. New York , Abrams, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. Book and unprice-clipped pictorial dust jacket are without defects. A beautiful catalog of the great Ralph Esmerian collection of American folk art done when the 400 outstanding works were given to the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Outstanding plates followed by detailed descriptions.
Hardcover. Boston, Bulfinch, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 303 pages. Color illustrations, index and appendices. Introduction by Margit Rowell; essay by Joseph Jacobs. A groundbreaking retrospective of art from "off the beaten path" sculpture features spectacular images from a wide variety of American artists and craftspeople, in a study that includes everything from religious totems and antique trade signs to hand-carved canes.
Hardcover. New York, Abbeville Press, 1st, 1985, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, 276 pages illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Gray cloth with dark green title to spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Beautiful copy. Like new. Edward Hicks (1780-1849), itinerant Quaker preacher and painter of coaches, signs and his own pictures, viewed Paine and Spinoza as devils, considered slavery a moral but not a political issue, and abhorred the temperance movement. When not torturing himself with guilt for being an artist or for leaving his wife and children in order to preach, he produced some masterpiecesnotably The Peaceable Kingdom, whose 50 or so variants dramatize Isaiah's biblical prophecies. Fifty color plates and 100 halftones show Hicks's folk renditions of William Penn, Noah's ark, David and Jonathan, along with his pastoral landscapes.
Hardcover. New York, Hamlyn Publishing Group, Ltd., 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Illustrated guide to historical and modern Eskimo art. 96 pages, illustrated with more than 100 photographs, both color and black/white (many full-page). Book and dust jacket are in very good condition, dust jacket shows some light edge wear.
Hardcover. New York, Aurora, 1st, Aurora, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 459 pages, 1430 illustrations, including 705 plates in full color. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket with small scratch to front cover. Excellent reference copy.
Softcover. Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1st, 1977, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Exhibition catalogue featuring the Hispanic art of the American Southwest. 118 pages, 21 black/white plates, 105 other black/white illustrations of pieces, and 36 black/white photographs of featured artists. Good condition, some soiling/light discoloration on the cover, top right corner bent.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts/Universe Publishing, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 210 pages, 191 illustrations most in color. Bibliography and index. One of the foremost African-American artists of the twentieth century, Horace Pippin came to prominence in the late 1930s between the heyday of the American Scene painters and the ascendancy of Abstract Expressionism. An unschooled painter who was a disabled World War I veteran, Pippin is represented in public and private collections across America. I Tell My Heart features over 110 Pippin paintings including many never before reproduced nor shown in public since the artist's lifetime, as well as many black and white archival photographs of Pippin and his contemporaries.
Hardcover. New York , Abrams, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 254 pages, 173 illustrations, 131 in color. Although he is now seen as a progenitor of the "naive" style, during his lifetime Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was known only as a devout, impoverished Quaker minister who liked to paint. With a few exceptions, his extant body of work is made up of 62 "Peaceable Kingdom" pictures, based on Isaiah's biblical prophecy. Although these paintings, known for their charmingly wide-eyed and sensuous beasts, use potent color and effective design, they are technically unsophisticated and repetitive in the extreme. But they contain a powerfully serene devoutness, a mood probably expressed in compensation for Hicks's guilt about an avocation viewed as frivolous by other Quakers. As the popularity of folk art boomed in the early 20th century, Hicks's homely visions were popularized and became the focus of scholarly attention, and this work is probably the best to date. Weekley, the director of museums at Colonial Williamsburg, shrewdly considers Hicks's "secular" life and art through the filter of his intense piety and copiously illustrates her large-format book with brilliant color plates.
Hardcover. Jackson MS, University Press of Mississippi, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 172 pages, filled with impressive folk art in full color on just about every page. Three essays on the collection by Marshall and Lynne E. Spriggs, High Museum of Art's Curator of Folk Art, Joanne Cubbs, the museum's first curator of folk art, and Lynd Roscoe Hartigan, Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Forword by Michael E. Shapiro, director of the High Museum of Art. In a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, 1st, February 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 414 pages. illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Maroon cloth, gilt title to front and spine, pictorial dust jacket. Slight foxing to top edge and upper edge of lightly worn jacket, else a very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 552 pages. Hardcover. Bollingen Series C. Dust jacket with light wear, tears to edges, price clipped. Full color and black & white photographs throughout. Clean unmarked text.
Hardcover. Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press, 1st, 1976, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Softcover, 180 pages. b&w illustrations throughout. Brings together for the first time all of Stock's extant papers-his will, one lengthy letter to his brother, various newspaper notices concerning him, and his remarkable journal written sometime after 1846. In addition, it includes reproductions of all known surviving Stock paintings. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. yellow pictorial dust jacket, minor wear to spine. Like new. A very nice, clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , Skira, 1st, 2006-09-05, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 224 pages profusely illustrated in color. This book describes the grandeur and richness of the numerous civilizations predating the Incas, including the Paracas, Nazca, Recuay, Sican-Lambayeque, Moche-Sipan, and Chimu cultures, as well as the great Inca civilization. Included in the book are the important sites and landscapes representative of the three major ecological levels of Peru, as well as a general view and a historical perspective of the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru.
Hardcover. Austin, TX, Texas Monthly Press, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, A book devoted to the various forms of folk art that have developed in Texas. Includes over 200 illustrations, approximately half of which are in color. Also contains biographical notes on the various featured artists. Very good condition, some wear to the edges and spine of the dust jacket.
Softcover. Vancouver, Marion Scott Gallery, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 172 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to wrappers, else a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Montgomery, Ala., Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 69 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Light edge wear to wrappers. Small mark on rear cover, else a very clean, tight copy.