Europa | Folk Art of Europe - Helmuth Th. Bossert - Wasmuth | 1990Artikelnummer: BOE127
Summary: Recognized the world over as a masterpiece of descriptive crafts presentation, Folk Art in Europe reveals the richness and diversity of the design as well as the imagination and ingenuity of the artisans. The examples are taken from practically all the important ethnological and arts and crafts museums in Europe, and represent folk art of every European country from Portugal to the Caucasus and from Lapland to the Greek Isles. The book is a wonderful sourcebook and will be an inspiration for artists, artisans, designers and teachers as well as the hobbyist and lover of beautiful things.
“Every taste and every mood are represented here; every technique and every medium – from weaving, stitching, cloth appliqué, ceramics, to leather- and metal work. Folk art suffuses all the objects of daily life, producing everything from embroidered slippers to horse harnesses, and from carved spoons to doors and panels.”
“The varieties of visual designs revealed in this book, originating in every corner and globe, are due in part to the vastly different materials and coloring agents and, in part, to the limitations on form and method that often determine a people’s folk art. But richnes and vivacity of design seem to be constant and the examples professor Bossett has chosen, reveal the global extent of this wealth of artistic expression.”
“Whether the ornaments serve a purely decorative purpose or express a magical or religous symbolism, it is clear from this volume that they embellish all the objects of daily life the world over – clothes, utensils, tools, textiles, weapons, mask and building materials.”
Veel etnisch handwerk en volkskunst. Een boek met prachtige foto's. Ook afbeeldingen van Europese klederdrachten.
Description: 27 p. , 40, 48 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm. Subjects: Folk art --Europe --Themes, motives --Plates previously published in 1926 in Peasant art in Europe.
|Schrijver:||Helmuth Th. Bossert|
|Titel:||Folk Art of Europe|
|Uitgever:||Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, Thuringen|