Miracles of the Spirit: Folk, Art, and Stories from Wisconsin pdf epub fb2

Miracles of the Spirit: Folk, Art, and Stories from Wisconsin by Don Krug, Ann Parker, Roger Cardinal epub fb2 djvu

Author: Don Krug, Ann Parker, Roger Cardinal
Title: Miracles of the Spirit: Folk, Art, and Stories from Wisconsin
ISBN: 1578067537
ISBN13: 978-1578067534
Other Formats: lrf azw docx lrf
Pages: 314 pages
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (September 8, 2005)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1627 kb
Size FB2 version: 1511 kb
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism

Travelers to Wisconsin discover a tremendous heritage of art traditions including sacred grottoes, yard environments, and enticing pri-vate spaces. In the land of the cheesehead, a giant fiberglass muskie, a statue of E.T., and scrap metal dinosaurs beckon from the roadside.

From 1991 to 2000, Don Krug and Ann Parker traveled throughout Wisconsin's urban areas, small towns, and rural communities, talking with artists who created outside the mainstream of university and museum art worlds. Some of the individuals profiled in this book have begun to receive recognition as artists far outside of the state. However, for many, this will be their first introduction to the general public.

Featuring 30 color and 188 black-and-white photographs, the book is organized geographically into eastern, central, western, and northern regions of the state. Each regional division begins with a descriptive tour of the land, the life, and the art that characterize the richness of Wisconsin's cultural landscape. Each section also includes artists' narratives, twenty-six in all, transcribed from interviews Krug and Parker conducted in their travels. Here the artists speak for themselves, relating how they began making art, and how, through art, their interests, values, and personal fulfillment are all interwoven.

Idiosyncratic makers of art are too often misrepresented as if their practices arise out of some inherent, spontaneous, or accidental creativity. This book seeks to challenge these assumptions. In the final two chapters the authors place Wisconsin's abundance of visual culture into regional, national, and international contexts.

Don Krug, Vancouver, British Columbia, is an associate professor of curriculum studies at the University of British Columbia. Ann Parker, Baraboo, Wisconsin, is an elementary art teacher, artist, and photographer.

See more at www.miraclesofthespirit.com.


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