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folk art • international folk art • tribal art • native american painting & drawing
R.F.D. Country! Mailboxes and Post Offices
of Rural America.
Bill and Sarah Thornbook.
Over 450 original and colorful letter boxes and
post offices comprise a “national gallery” of
roadside folk art, as seen in color photos taken
along thousands of miles of country byways.
Rural Free Delivery (R.F.D.) mail routes through
48 states are included in this unique guided tour.
Index • 96 pp. ISBN:0-88740-121-X•softcover
International folk art
to mid-20th century Mexican devotional
art, including masks, devils and angels,
They include wood carvings and items of
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 365 color photos •
Mexican Masks and Puppets: Master
Carvers of the Sierra de Puebla.
Bryan J.
Stevens. In the Mexican states of Puebla and
Veracruz, old masked dances have survived in
isolated mountain regions. They use a variety
of wonderful masks of humans, animals, and
mythic figures. Sacred puppets also appear for at
least one dance. Over 700 color photos display
these masks and puppets. The text explains the
puppets, their makers, and their significance.
Mexican Folk Art: From Oaxacan
Artist Families.
Revised & Ex-
panded 2nd Edition
. Arden & Anya
Rothstein. Contemporary Mexican folk
art, by prominent artists from Oaxaca,
is discussed and profusely illustrated.
Includes ceramics, weaving, woodcarv-
ing, embroidery, tin work, toys, jewelry,
candles, dried flower crafts, basketry,
and Day of the Dead handicrafts. Size:
11"x81/2"•700+colorphotos• Index•192pp.
Mexican Arts Series: Hammered
Sandy Baum. Introduction by
Roy Skodnick. See beautiful hammered
copper vessels made long ago and to-
day at Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico,
a small town in the southwest state
of Michoacan. Includes 393 colorful
photographs, an historical perspective,
introductions to 540 copper artists, and
detailed descriptions.
Size:11"x81/2"•393colorphotos• Index•160pp.
Scalzo. This insightful study of traditional Mexican
clothing is based on authentic dolls made by folk
whollyMexicanandnow itsnationalculture.Men's
andwomen'sregionalclothing isexplored,including
through the dolls, period photographs, and adult
Popular Arts of Mexico: 1850-1950.
vised 2nd Edition
. Donna McMenamin. One
hundred years worth of quality Mexican popular
art, including pottery, clay figures, marionettes,
straw mosaics, Talavera, clay banks, coconut
banks, laquerware, wood panels and rugs, from
1850-1950, is covered here. Detailed information
about artists, styles and techniques are provided
along with collecting hints in every chapter.
Spirits In Sequins: Vodou Flags of Haiti.
Nancy Josephson. Over 350 color photographs
present hundreds of unique designs by dozens
of contemporary Haitian artists. But this is not
just a pretty book; it also explores spiritual
beliefs at the core of the designs and a folk lore
expressed in this most unique format. Personal
stories absorb readers into the culture that the
flags represent.
Size:81/2"x11"• Index
Mother-of-Pearl Antiques and Collectibles.
Michael and Dawn Meyer and Patricia Martin. In
this first book in English written on the subject,
the authors have photographed over 4000
mother of pearl artifacts, classifying their use,
age, origin and size making this an indispensable
reference work for the trade and collectors.
Some of the most wonderful creations made
from mother of pearl are illustrated.
Mircea Veleanu. Netsuke, the carved
toggles used to fasten a small container to a
kimono sash, made from ivory, wood, and por-
celain, are displayed in over 970 photos. Netsuke
vividly represent Japanese life, customs, religion,
professions, art, history, and legends. The text
introduces, defines, and describes various types
of netsukes, and provides a bibliography, and
market values in the captions.
Asian Ivory.
Jeffrey B. Snyder. Over 600 photos
display carved ivory from China and Japan, in-
cluding okimono figures in many forms, scholar’s
brush holders, wrist rests, cricket cages, card
cases, match holders, sword hilts, and scabbards.
The text explores the history of the East to West
ivory trade and provides insight into many of the
characters and beliefs represented in the figures.
Size:9"x12"•618colorphotos• Index•288pp.
Bone, Ivory, and Horn: Identifying Natural
Michael Locke. This technical book is
intended for collectors, antique dealers, museum
conservationists, and frequenters of flea markets
who would like to learn more about their artifacts
and antiques from the pre-plastic era. It explains how
to identify the natural materials from which they are
made: bone, ivory, horn, tortoiseshell, or some other
now forgotten exotic material; what they were used
for; and how rare and valuable they might be.
Size:7"x10"•1000+b/w&color images•280pp.
Tibetan Artifacts.
Mircea Veleanu. Engaging
text and 500 color photos provide a broad survey
of the many forms of Tibetan art and antiques,
including thangka and tantric religious art, man-
uscripts, woodblock prints, document holders,
sculptures, furniture, tea services, snuff holders
and smoking equipment, swords, daggers,
armor, jewelry, textiles, musical instruments,
and writing tools and seals. Values are found
in the captions.
Jade: 5000 B.C. to 1912 A.D.: A Guide for
Mircea Veleanu. Jade carvings
from primitive utilitarian tools to exquisite and
intricate sculptures. Over 900 color photos
illustrate a wide diversity and help collectors
identify different types of jade and their period
of carving, ranging from neolithic times through
the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).
Price Guide • 288 pp.
tribal art
A Collector’s Guide to African Sculpture.
Theodore Toatley and Douglas Congdon-Martin.
A survey of the traditional sculpture available to
collectors in the marketplace. The focus is on
masks, statuary, and architectural carvings in
wood, bronze, and terracotta, with a sampling
of the contemporary work being done in stone.
Beautiful color photos with a guide to values.
Price Guide • 160 pp.
The Colorful Sogo Bò Puppets of Mali.
Sue Rosen & Paul Peter Rosen. Presentations
of Malian Bamana and Bozo puppet theater
with numerous pictures of puppets and masks
in performance as well as detailed information
on the size and construction of the puppets
and masquerades. The text includes a historical
overview of puppetry and a description of the
cultural tradition that gave rise to and sustains
Malian Sogo Bò puppet theatre.
Size:81/2"x11"•226color images•160pp.
Masks from West and Central Africa: A
Celebration of Color and Form.
Mary Sue
Rosen and Paul Peter Rosen. This book presents
266 masks, in color photos, from West and
Central Africa, including unique collections of
polychrome masks from the Temne people of
Sierra Leone and the Anang (Ibibio) people of
Nigeria, one of the largest published collections
of articulated Ogoni masks from Nigeria, and
a wide range of traditional masks from other
West and Central African peoples.
African Sculpture.
Warren Robbins. Intro-
duces the vast range of tribal sculpture from
Senegal to the Congo regions and Mali to Sierra
Leone. Explores the expressive quality and sheer
evocative power of African art, and helps one
gain a better understanding of one of the great
heritages of mankind.
African Art in American Collections.
. Warren M. Robbins & Nancy Ingram
Nooter. Nearly 1,600 objects of African art, each
accompanied by scholarly information on style,
usage, meaning, and cultural origin, including
the styles of Western Sudan, the West African
Coastal Region, West Central Africa, Central
Africa, and Eastern and Southern Africa. An
essential reference for scholars, teachers, stu-
dents, curators, collectors, and dealers.
Size:9"x12"•1,600objects illustrated
Index • 616 pp.
Masks of the World.
Douglas Con-
gdon-Martin with Jim Pieper. Beautiful
masks from around the world displayed
in full color. Powerful in their forms,
masks from nearly every continent are
represented, organized by country and
tribal group. The size, materials, and
useful information is included in each
concise caption.
native american painting & Drawing
Quincy Tahoma: The Life and Legacy of
a Navajo Artist.
Charnell Havens & Vera
Marie Badertscher. Over 260 color photos and
oral histories from more than 50 people were
used to create the first complete biography of
the important Navajo painter, Quincy Tahoma
(1917-1956). The paintings portrayed display the
range of the artist’s talents. Many of the works
illustrated have not been seen in public before.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3708-6 • hard cover • $50.00
Schiffer LTD.
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