Amazon cover image
Image from

Swedish folk art : all tradition is change / edited by Barbro Klein and Mats Widbom ; foreword by Beate Sydhoff, epilogue by Henry Glassie.

By: Klein, Barbro
Contributor(s): Widbom, Mats | Sydhoff, Beate | Glassie, Henry H | Kulturhuset (Stockholm) | Museum of International Folk Art (New Mexico)
Language: English Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1994.Description: 272p. : ill., maps, photos. (many col.), plans ; 26 x 26cm.ISBN: 0810938499
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book British Museum Africa Oceania and the Americas Open Shelves KVV [KLE-] (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available M34163
Total holds: 0

Bibl.: p.262-265. - Published in conjunction with an international travelling exhibition organised by Kulturhuset, Stockholm, the Swedish Institute and the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. - Contents: 1, Folk art in Sweden: the source and antithesis of modernity. Radicalism and disobediance / B. Sydhoff; Folk art and folk life studies / M. Hellspong, B. Klein; On folk art and other modernities / Lena Johannesson; 2, Folk art and rural life in Sweden. The arts of the Swedish peasant world / Bengt Jacobsson; Folk art from a local perspective: some regional masters / M. Hellspong; Joy and longing / Lena Larsén; Saami life and handicraft / Hugh Beach; Country photographers / Peter-Uno Agren; The farms of Lima / M. Widbom; 3, Folk art and urbanized landscape. Life is a party: celebrating transitions in 20th century Sweden / J. Frykman; Materializing memories / M. Widbom; Folk art in the backyards and front yards of the industrial world / B. Klein; The forms of diversity: multicultural Sweden / O. Ronström; Women's creativity and the Swedish study circles / Louise Waldén; 4, Folk art and twentieth-century design: dialogues and inspirations. Handicrafts and folk art / K. Agren; Folk art as inspiration / Monica Boman; The traditional heritage: IKEA and the Swedish home / Kerstin Wickman; The empire of good taste: everyday aesthetics and domestic creativity / Orvar Löfgren; The spirit of Swedish folk art.