Hardcover: 376 pages
Publisher: GILES (September 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.4 x 11.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Although this is not a bad book, quite thoroughly researched with decent repros, I personallyfind this book a bit boring. As an artist that has been influenced by and shares inspirationswith Nadelman I was expecting more figurative folk art--carvings, paintings of humans etc.,that the artist drew from. By the cover image you would think that almost all the work contained inthe collection was related to the artist's work but that is not the case. As an antique restorer with adecent knowledge of primitive objects I find this book interesting but as an artist, veryfew of the works in this book make me inspired to paint or sculpt. A bit disappointing for me as Ionly have room in my library for books that I draw inspiration from but it is a good book for theAmericana primitive collector.
Elie Nadelman is one of my favorite sculptors & it was fascinating to see how the objects in his & his wife's extensive collection of folk art influenced his work. They had "a good eye" so the book is worth having just to see the images of first rate folk art.
I am a museum docent and purchased this for a current show. Catalogue is not organized well and makes research difficult. Color photos are good, but the lack of organization keeps me from giving it more than 3 stars.
Nice book!! Great deal for money!!!
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