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Made with Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan

Copublished with Smithsonian Institution Pres
240 pp.: ill. (87 col., 186 b&w)
ISBN: ISBN 0-87474-289-7

Softcover, $24.95 $15.95

This in-depth look at a renowned collection, ranging from bottlecap giraffes and wood carvings to hand-sewn quilts, provides a new understanding of folk art, recognizing its achievements as an essential part of America's visual heritage. Lynda Roscoe Hartigan's essay discusses the man behind the collection and its development over four decades.

Reviews in Brief

"[The] fully illustrated book … provides the first history of collecting American folk art from 1950 to the present. … The catalogue selection provides much new information, including revised attributions and dates as well as insights into the histories previously associated with many of the objects." — Antiques Review, October 1990