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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Folk art books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Folk art category. Presented with a red border are the Folk art books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Folk art books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

The Art Of Tiki by Sven Kirsten, Otto Von Stroheim The Art Of Tiki
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Birds of a Feather Wildfowl Decoys at Shelburne Museum by Thomas Denenberg, Kory W. Rogers Birds of a Feather Wildfowl Decoys at Shelburne Museum
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A book that celebrates one of the most breathtaking and comprehensive collections of wildfowl decoys in America.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

ESSAY'D 2 30 Detroit Artists by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, Sarah Rose Sharp ESSAY'D 2 30 Detroit Artists
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Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of Detroit artists. Essay'd 2: 30 Detroit Artistsfollows the welcome reception of last year's Essay'd: 30 Detroit Artists in presenting short, illustrated essays about artists who live and work in Detroit, or who have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Masques Venitiens 2018 Presentation De Quelques Masques Venitiens Presentes Lors De Carnavals by Michel Denis Masques Venitiens 2018 Presentation De Quelques Masques Venitiens Presentes Lors De Carnavals

Laissez vous capter par le regard qui se cache derriere ces masques venitiens. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits haut de gamme - avec ces plus qui font la difference : nos calendriers presentent bien toute l'annee grace a leur...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

No Idle Hands The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art by Museum of International Folk Art No Idle Hands The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

Tramp art describes a particular type of wood carving practiced in the United States and Europe between the 1880s and 1940s in which discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/03/2017

Sun and Moon by Artists Various Sun and Moon

Here, for the first time, is a collection of unusual stories and exquisite art from some of the finest living artists, on the most universal of themes: sun and moon.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016

For Folk's Sake Art and Economy in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia by Erin Morton For Folk's Sake Art and Economy in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia

A radical re-examination of art in Nova Scotia and the place of folk art in the cultural hierarchy of the twentieth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2016

For Folk's Sake Art and Economy in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia by Erin Morton For Folk's Sake Art and Economy in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia

A radical re-examination of art in Nova Scotia and the place of folk art in the cultural hierarchy of the twentieth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2016

Coming Soon

Inspired Shapes: Contemporary Designs For Japan's Ancient Crafts by Ori Koyama Inspired Shapes: Contemporary Designs For Japan's Ancient Crafts

This volume showcases the work of today's innovative Japanese craftspeople who are striving to keep their crafts viable, yet compatible with modern lifestyles and aesthetics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2018

Vietnamese Folk Paintings by Artbook Vietnamese Folk Paintings

An introduction to the traditional folk art of woodblock print making, known as Vietnamese Folk Painting, which is a craft art that developed at the beginning of the 17th Century around the Red River Delta east of Hanoi, centred on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940 by L. Coulter, Maurice Dixon, Ward Alan Minge New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940
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A beautifully illustrated book on the origins and history of traditional Hispanic tinwork.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2018

A People and Their Quilts by John Rice Irwin A People and Their Quilts

Quilts are a reflection of the people who made, used, and cherished them through the years. The author has interviewed hundreds of old-time quilters, some of whom were over one hundred years old. The interviews are accompanied by a rich...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2018

Canadian Folk Art to 1950 by John A. Fleming, Michael J. Rowan, James A. Chambers Canadian Folk Art to 1950
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A daring and beautifully articulated re-examination of Canada's material heritage with 425 eye-catching images.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Tramp Art, Another Notch Folk Art from the Heart by Clifford A. Wallach, Barbara Goldsmith Tramp Art, Another Notch Folk Art from the Heart
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Discover the romance of tramp art, folk art made made from discarded wooden cigar boxes, layer upon layer, one notch at a time, by untrained artists using simple tools and recycled materials. Tramp art crafters representing over 40 nationalities carved...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2018

Step Right Up! Classic American Target and Arcade Forms by Richard Tucker, Valerie Tucker Step Right Up! Classic American Target and Arcade Forms
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Explore the naive art of late 19th and early 20th century shooting gallery targets, whole galleries, and arcade forms. Commonly seen on early midways and carnivals, as well as in saloons and other public places of amusement, here, in a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2018

Other books in this genre

In Fairyland The World of Tessa Farmer by Catriona McAra In Fairyland The World of Tessa Farmer

For almost two decades now, Tessa Farmer has been evolving a new species of fairy. They represent the point at which science tilts into fantasy - as the sleep of reason produces monsters. In Fairyland is the first substantial scholarly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2016

Folk Art and Aging Life-Story Objects and Their Makers by Jon Kay Folk Art and Aging Life-Story Objects and Their Makers

Growing old doesn't have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2016

Folk Art and Aging Life-Story Objects and Their Makers by Jon Kay Folk Art and Aging Life-Story Objects and Their Makers

Growing old doesn't have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2016

The Man of Genius by Cesare Lombroso The Man of Genius


Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016

Nava Alpana New Decorative Designs of India by Kajal Dass Beck Nava Alpana New Decorative Designs of India


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2016

Codex Ocularis by Ian Pyper Codex Ocularis


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/03/2016

Contemporary Sailors' Valentines Romance Revisited by Pamela Boynton Contemporary Sailors' Valentines Romance Revisited

Here are new, contemporary perspectives on a craft from the 1800s, including eighteen top artists' insights about Sailors' Valentines plus more than 300 photos of their exquisite work. This collection shows how the once-obscure Victorian-era craft has gained its steadily-increasing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/02/2016

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