The Resource The painted screens of Baltimore : an urban folk art revealed, Elaine Eff

The painted screens of Baltimore : an urban folk art revealed, Elaine Eff

Label
The painted screens of Baltimore : an urban folk art revealed
Title
The painted screens of Baltimore
Title remainder
an urban folk art revealed
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Eff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Painted screens have long been synonymous in the popular imagination with the Baltimore rowhouse. Picturesque, practical, and quirky, window and door screens adorned with scenic views simultaneously offer privacy and ventilation in crowded neighborhoods. As an urban folk art, painted screens flourished in Baltimore, though the did not originate there--precursors date to early eighteenth-century London. They were a fixture on fine homes and businesses in Europe and America throughout the Victorian era. But as the handmade screen yielded to industrial production, the whimsical artifact of the elite classes was suddenly transformed into an item for mass consumption. Historic examples are now a rarity, but in Baltimore the folk art is still very much alive. The Painted Screens of Baltimore takes a first look at this beloved icon of one major American city through the words and images of dozens of self-taught artists who trace their creations to the capable and unlikely brush of one Bohemian immigrant, William Oktavec. IN 1913, this corner grocer began a family dynasty and inspired generations of artists who continue his craft to this day. The book examines the roots of painted wire cloth, the ethnic communities where painted screens have been at home for a century, and the future of this art form"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
745.09752/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
NK838.B35
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Folklore studies in a multicultural world
Label
The painted screens of Baltimore : an urban folk art revealed, Elaine Eff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn843228813
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628466560
Lccn
2013019559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7f12c7c2-f19c-430d-9f01-3febda719e48
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3271290x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843228813
  • ebsco161703892X

Library Locations

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