BIRD, Michael & Terry KOBAYASHI HARPER, J. Russell, introduction, WEISER, Frederick S., foreword,
Title: Splendid Harvest : Germanic Folk and Decorative Arts in Canada. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., Toronto, 1981,
Seller ID: 33318
BIRD, Michael & Terry KOBAYASHI. A Splendid Harvest : Germanic Folk and Decorative Arts in Canada. Foreword by Frederick S. Weiser. Introduction by J.Russell Harper. Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., (1981). First Printin g. Pp. (6),7-240. Illustrated, occasionally in colour. Double column. Index. Small 4to, mustard cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "'A Splendid Harvest' is a fascinating pictorial surevey of buildings, furniture, woodcarvings, everyday utensils, Fraktur, textiles and even gravemarkers of Germanic origin. It covers the work of Pennsylvania Germans and Continental Germans from the Maritimes, Ontario and the Prairies, as well as the work of the Mennonites, Amist, Hutterites and other religious groups who came to Canada insearch of new opportunity. The artifacts in the book illustrate a colourfu l and even fanciful vision of the world. Folk-art motifs such as the heart,tulips, stars and birds recur on almost every conceivable object. They are spontaneous expressions ofbeauty, which grow out of a strong sense of comm unity, spiritual harmony and historical place. The authors have captured their charm in 219 black and white and 41 stunning colour photographs." - from the dustjacket. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 50.00