FIELD, Richard Henning
Title: Spirit of Nova Scotia : Traditional Decorative Folk Art 1780-1930. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  AGNS Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Dundurn Press, Halifax / Toronto and London, 1985, ISBN:1550020064 1985
ISBN Number: 1550020064 / 9781550020069
Seller ID: 30197
FIELD, Richard Henning. Spirit of Nova Scotia : Traditional Decorative Folk Art 1780-1930. Halifax : Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Toronto and London : Dundurn Press, 1985. First Edition. Pp I-X,1-211,(3). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
"If the spirit of Nova Scotia begins with its people what better way to discover this spirit than through the richly decorated objects made, used and brought to this province over the 150 year period represented in this important exhibition and catalogue.
"Spirit of Nova Scotia is the first comprehensive showing of traditional decorative folk art from one single Canadian province. Dealing with the years between 1780 and 1930, the over 300 objects included in this show, reflect the rich heritage and ethnic traditions of not only this province, but Canada itself.
"Divided into four major categories — textiles, paintings, watercolours and drawings, sculpture; and decorated utilitarian objects, curator Richard Henning Field presents these works not only as examples of traditional decorative folk art, but examines them within their cultural context, without separating art from artifact, or removing them from their historical or cultural setting. These objects embody that union of function and aesthetic that is characteristic of traditional folk art" - from the dj.
Scott Robson's "Textiles in Nova Scotia",
Bernard Riordon's "Traditional Nova Scotia Folk Sculpture",
Susan M. Foshay's "Aspects of Nova Scotia Folk Portraiture",
Eric Ruff's "Aspects of NovaScotia Ship Portraiture",
Terry Kobayashi and Michael Bird's "The Traditional Folk Arts of Lunenburg County",
Murray E. Stewart's "Background, Interpretation and Function of Decorated Utilitarian Objects in Early Nova Scotia Households".
Very good in crisp dust jacket. 35.00