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Pictured in My Mind: Contemporary American Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Kurt Gitter and Alice Rae-Yelen Paperback – March, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (March 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878058788
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878058785
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,944,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Gitter and Yelen are collectors who sought out personal contact with the self-taught, folk, outsider, and naive artists they chose for inclusion in their focused but extensive private collection of late 20th-century works. This catalog was produced for an exhibition of those paintings, drawings, and sculptures mounted by the Birmingham Museum of Art. Minnie Black, John William Day, Clyde Jones, Mose Tolliver, and Malcah Zeldis are among the 53 artists represented here by 200 works. Each entry includes varied examples of artistic creations accompanied by an essay giving detailed biographical, anecdotal, and artistic analysis. Large public libraries and specialized collections will be well served by this survey of artists and their art.?Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L, N.J.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A stunning book featuring full-color reproductions of art by American self-taught artists --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
what does it take to put a book together and get an exhibition done at a regional museum, with funding from a major foundation? apparently nothing. this book does nothing to further the cause of art and artists of the south. why doesn't somebody do a good survey book on self-taught art? and why does the university of mississippi press publish every book on self-taught art? black folk art 1930-1980 was a decent book on a then emerging field, but that was done in 1981. that was almost twenty years ago. and here we are in the year 2000, and no one has done a book that is any better than that. there is great art out there by these talented artists, there must be someone out there with half a brain to do a good book. when they do, email me and i'll buy it. i wonder if because the artists are self-taught, someone out there thinks it is cute to let elementary school students write about them. much of the art is very sophisticated and cerebral, and it is time the scholarship in this field rises to the level of quality that the art deserves.
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