2002 · Boston, MA
by Maresca, Frank and Roger Ricco
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 2002. Hardcover. VG/VG (slight shelf wear to dust jacket, book almost as new). Black paper boards with black cloth spine and embossed brown lettering on spine; black and white dust jacket with color photos and orange and blue lettering; 303 pp., color illustrations throughout. "This groundbreaking book, the most comprehensive survey ever assembled, takes America's rich heritage of vernacular art out of the antiques arena and the speciality museum and into today's art world. A book that crosses over conventional art historical categories, American Vernacular presents hundreds of newly identified and never before published objects, from carnival figures to religious totems, from antique trade signs to the most spectacular examples of carved canes. The book reveals the powerful straings of imagination that have shaped the American visual landscape and continue to nourish cutting-edge artists today." - dust jacket description.
(Inventory #: 181315)