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Seasoned collectors and recognized experts, the Rosenaks (The Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Folk Art, Abbeville, 1991) have created this survey of 181 artists grouped in six regions. Entries on artists include biographical notes, collection tips, and lists of museums and galleries where one can see and buy their art. Included in each regional chapter is a selection of color plates and a museum and gallery guide. Following this main section of the book are essays concerning the evaluation, buying, and selling of folk art works and contemporary folk art at auction. This handy travel guide to collecting contemporary folk art will be of interest to collectors with big and small pocketbooks alike. For public libraries.?Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Chuck and Jan Rosenak are the authors of The Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Folk Art and Artists and The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art. Their collection is displayed in their house and museum/annex in New Mexico.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558598979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558598973
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is the most complete and honest introduction to the contemporary American folk art and outsider art scene I have read. It lists almost all of the noteworthy artists with capsule summaries of their work and what they are about. It also includes an informative pricing guide with valuable tips in where and what to buy of a particular artist. You would be doing yourself a favor in having this book when starting a collection.
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This book would be a valuable reference if it weren't so hopelessly out of date. Ths subject matter needs a rewrite every three or four years or so. If you buy this I would reccomend buying it used. When I buy a new reference book I like the information to be a bit more timely
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Great book for quick checks on Folk Artist. You can keep it in the car as a reference when you go to auctions or estate sales.
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