Series: Folk Art and Artists Series
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (January 1, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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I enjoyed this book tremendously. From its Dada cover, to its scores of wonderful illustrations inside, I loved it. Before reading this book, I hadn't understood the folk art aspect of the rubber stamp genre; now I do. Rubber Soul also includes a collection of correspondence art, with its colorful rubber stamp and collage-like effects. I found the images and the text of this book fascinating, a window into other people's creative and personal lives. A treasure.
This book focuses on correspondance artists and their personal methods and motivations. While not a how-to book (it never pretends to be), I found it to be well-written and informative. The pieces featured in the book are stunning.
A large portion of this fun book is dedicated to photos of the artists' works and these really give you a feel for the unusual art they've invented for themselves. The plates could have benefited from being more integrated into the narrative about the artists, but I can't complain about the sheer volume of photos and examples.I'm not sure why another reviewer expected a how-to from a book in a folk art series from an academic publisher, because that's obviously not the goal of this book. Instead, it's a careful study of a group of artists who really love their art. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in rubber stamping, crafts, and mail art.
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