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Author: Stillinger
ISBN13: 978-1558497443
Title: A Kind of Archeology: Collecting American Folk Art, 1876-1976
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Category: History and Criticism
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press; 1st edition (October 19, 2011)
Pages: 464

A Kind of Archeology: Collecting American Folk Art, 1876-1976 by Stillinger

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American folk art has been studied exhaustively from the standpoint of the objects themselves, but Elizabeth Stillinger's long-awaited book is the first to take a comprehensive look at the material's earliest collectors and their motivations. It is hard to conceive of a more thoughtful or thorough guide. ―Antiques and the Arts Weekly. A masterful overview, A Kind of Archeology offers an enduring contribution to histories of American art. Highly recommended.

A Kind of Archeology. Collecting American Folk Art, 1876-1976. A richly illustrated survey of a uniquely American design tradition. Elizabeth Stillinger. The book closes with the exhibition The Flowering of American Folk Art, 1776–1876, which opened in 1974.

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The historian Elizabeth Stillinger has named culprits in A Kind of Archeology: Collecting American Folk Art, 1876-1976 (University of Massachusetts Press). Reporting on owners’ misdeeds was possible because most of them are dead, she said dryly in a recent phone interview from her home in Westport, Conn. You hope that you won’t offend their descendants too much

A Kind of Archeology: Collecting American Folk Art, 1876-1976: ISBN 9781558497443 (978-1-55849-744-3) Hardcover, University of Massachusetts Press, 2011. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates.

Contributor: Stillinger, Elizabeth. Visual Image Web Archive Collection Period: April 5, 2006 to November 30, 2006 Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division.

This book explores the world of American folk art collectors―people who saw the beauty and value of the folk-art portraits, weathervanes, and carvings that mainstream America had hitherto relegated to attics, barns, and dust bins. Although pioneer collectors sought out and preserved objects that are today regarded as icons, little has been known of their motivations, aesthetics, or display techniques.Unlike the mainly white, professional, male collectors of furniture, silver, and other traditional decorative arts who were the subject of Elizabeth Stillinger's classic study The Antiquers, the earliest folk art collectors were a bohemian crowd made up of women, artists, immigrants, oddballs, and outsiders. They were drawn to folk art not by its prestige value but by its artistic, instructive, and ethnological significance.A Kind of Archeology begins by examining the evolution of the concept of folk art, relating it to nineteenth- and early twentieth-century movements such as romanticism, nationalism, arts and crafts, and colonial revivalism. Four sections follow, each presenting a category of collector―antiquarian and ethnologist, modernist, decorator and aesthete, and patriot and nationalist―and offering portraits of individual collectors and dealers.The book closes with the exhibition The Flowering of American Folk Art, 1776–1876, which opened in 1974. The show was so successful that prices shot skyward, and folk objects, after a century of being disregarded, misunderstood, then championed by a few enthusiasts and gradually accepted in a small segment of the art world, finally entered the realm of highly desirable and collectible art.
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If you like antiques this is a must for your collection. A real treasure. Buy it and ejoy it you won't be sorry.
One of the best books I have ever read. It was recommended to me by a docent at the Rufus Porter Museum in Maine. An absolute treasure!
This is a wonderful book with lots of pictures.
this repeats things i have in other books, however the coverage is excellent and the photos very good. would recommend this to any interested person.
For author Stillinger, the subtitle "Collecting American Folk Art" is not only a subject, but also an activity of a lifetime. Author of five previous books on antiques and wife of William Guthman (deceased) who was a regular on Antiques Road Show in the areas of early Americana, particularly militaria, Stillinger writes from a knowledge base and broad historical perspective of an expert along with the enthusiasm, market awareness, and approach of the committed collector. Her aim is to share as well as instruct.

Given its eclecticism depending much on personal tastes (e. g., what is folk art is often in the eye of the beholder) and unpredictability with respect to what antique objects will be included in the field depending in many cases on archeological finds, attic discoveries, recent scholarship, or new thinking in the field, folk art cannot be precisely defined. Definition and even concept are at different times strongly influenced though not fixed by individual interests, market trends, and social change.

Folk art has come to be seen in a new light in recent decades because of how it relates to trends of modernism, especially the fading of the line between "high" and "low" art and the elevation of popular culture. "Collecting folk art has to do...with the great shift in our perception of what art is." Avant-garde artists looked to the forms, materials, and decorations of folk art as representing the modernist ideals of "freedom from the shackles of formal art [and] self-expression above conformity". Stillinger explores this vein thoroughly in terms of the relevant modern interest in ethnology, social history, aesthetics, decoration, identity, and art theory.

The author notes that her voluminous, authoritative examination of folk art mostly of the Northeast can readily be applied to folk art of any region or group. The motives, perspectives, appreciation, and activities of collectors, dealers, and auction houses in the Northeast where Stillinger lives and has been active for decades which inform her study along with her own incomparable experience and knowledge are found among individuals in other parts of the country.

The abundant and diverse color photographs of quilts, sign boards, sculpture, amateur paintings, family portraits, patriotic woodworking, furniture, weather vanes, etc., coming page after page in a seemingly endless stream delight the reader as the text informs. The history, cultural ground, appeal, and market standing of folk art found in the book make it a benchmark in the field. There are many books on different aspects of folk art such as regional and ethnic; but none brings the field together to put it on the map and also to serve as a groundwork for study of the field and work in it as this book does.