JARROLD: American Museum Claverton Manor–Bath

American Museum Claverton Manor--Bath, book cover American Museum Claverton Manor–Bath. Jarrold and Sons, 1975. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26477) $10.00

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The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor, near Bath, England. It resides in a house, designed by Jeffry Wyatville, architect to George IV. Sir Winston Churchill delivered his first political speech here on 26 July 1897.

American Museum Claverton Manor--Bath, inside page

RODIA, S: The Watts Towers

The Watts Towers, picture of the artistRodia, Simon. The Watts Towers. Committee for Simon Rodia’s Tower in Watts, 1960. Unmarked text. Stamp and small spot on cover.Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26389) $10.00

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Twelve page illustrated booklet introduces the tower and Simon Rodia, the creator. The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo are an example of outsider Art. The artist built a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures in the Watts community of Los Angeles, within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. Map.

MINGEI: Rites of Passage: Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago from the Collection of Mary K. Kahlenberg

Rites of Passage: Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago from the Collection of Mary K. Kahlenberg, book coverLongenecker, Martha; Kahlenberg, Mary Hunt. Rites of Passage: Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago from the Collection of Mary K. Kahlenberg. Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art, 1979. ISBN: 0914155067. Unmarked.Very Good. Paperback. (#26355) $20.00

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Color and B/W plates throughout. 46p. Catalog for February 2, 197-April 14, 1979 exibition. Introduction by Garrett and Bronwen Solyom. Glossary. Star stamped on title page. Measures 9.5×8.5 inches.

Rites of Passage: Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago from the Collection of Mary K. Kahlenberg, inside page

GIRARD, A: Folk Art from the Global Village: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art

Larsen, Jack Lenor. Folk Art from the Global Village: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995. ISBN: 0890134642. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26175) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated, including a poster of Girard with a portrait by Charles Eames. Forward by Alexander H. Girard. Measures 7.5×8.5 inches. Alexander Girard (1907–1993) amassed the largest cross-cultural folk art collection in the world.

QUIMBY, IMG: Perspectives on American Folk Art (A Winterthur book)

Perspectives on American Folk Art (A Winterthur book), book coverQuimby, Ian M. G.; Swank, Scott T. (editors). Perspectives on American Folk Art (A Winterthur book). Norton, 1980. ISBN: 0393012735. Unmarked. Dust jacket has rips and tears. Good in fair dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26043) $12.00

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B/W illustrations. Index. 375p. Outgrowth of a conference at the Winterhur Museum in 1977. Topics include trends in collecting, the Michigan Folk Art project, an anthropological perspective, and more. Contributors include Scott T. Swank, Beatrix T. Rumford, Marsha MacDowell and C. Kurt Dewhurst, Marion J. Nelson, George A. Kobler, Michael Owen Jones, and others.

Perspectives on American Folk Art (A Winterthur book), inside pages

DEWHURST, CK: Artists in Aprons: Folk Art by American Women

Dewhurst, C. Kurt; MacDowell, Betty; MacDowell, Marsha. Artists in Aprons: Folk Art by American Women. Dutton, Museum of American Folk Art, 1979. ISBN: 0525475036. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26031) $12.00

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Introduction by Joan Mondale. Illustrated in Black and White with a section of color plates. Biographies. Bibliography. Subject and artist indexes. 202p. Measures 6.25×9 inches.

NISTOROAIA, G: Romanian Folk Rugs

Nistoroaia, Gheorghe. Romanian Folk Rugs. Council of Culture and Socialist Education, the Museum of Folk Art of the Socialist Republic of Romania, 1975. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#25981) $16.00

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Catalog for exhibition organized by the Council of Culture and Socialist Education and the Museum of Folk Art of the Socialist Republic of Romania.

Text in English. Illustrated in color and B/W. 24p. Small French flaps.