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Author Cerny, Charlene.

Title Recycled, re-seen : folk art from the Global Scrap Heap / Charlene Cerny and Suzanne Seriff, editors ; studio photography by John Bigelow Taylor
Published New York : Harry N. Abrams in association with the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, 1996


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Description 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents Introduction: From Art from the Global Scrap Heap: The Place of Irony in the Politics of Poverty / Suzanne Seriff -- Ch. 1. American Adhocism: Wasting, Saving, and the Aesthetics of Conspicuous Recycling / Charlene Cerny -- Ch. 2. Sci-Fi Machines and Bottle-Cap Kings: The Recycling Strategies of Self-Taught Artists and the Imaginary Practice of Contemporary Consumption / Joanne Cubbs and Eugene W. Metcalf, Jr. -- Ch. 3. Hacer Cosas: Recycled Arts and the Making of Identity in Texas-Mexican Culture / Kay Turner -- Ch. 4. What Goes Around Comes Around: Circles, Cycles, and Recycling in African-American Yard Work / Grey Gundaker -- Ch. 5. The Ironies of System D / Allen F. Roberts -- Ch. 6. Reinventing the Wheel, the Tin Can, and the Bottle Cap: Folk Recycling in Mexico / Julius Stephen Kassovic -- Ch. 7. Recycling in India: Status and Economic Realities / Frank J. Korom
Ch. 8. "The Beat Goes On": Recycling and Improvisation in the Steel Bands of Trinidad and Tobago / John Nunley -- Ch. 9. Lightbulbs, Watchbands, and Plastic Baby Dolls: Industrial Appropriations in the Corpus Christi Festival Headdresses of Highland Ecuador / Barbara Mauldin -- Ch. 10. Serendipity, Practicality, and Aesthetics: The Art of Recycling in Personal Adornment / Enid Schildkrout and Donna K. Pido -- Ch. 11. Madonna's Earrings: Catholic Icons as Ethnic Chic / Donald Cosentino -- Afterword / Robert Farris Thompson -- Acknowledgments / Charlene Cerny and Suzanne Seriff
Summary Examines the trend of folk art in which trash and recycled materials are transformed into objects of beauty and personal and social significance
Notes "Accompanies the exhibition of the same name, which originated at the Museum of International Folk Art, a unit of the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-201) and index
Subject Art, Primitive.
Decorative arts.
Folk art -- History.
Folk art.
Found objects (Art) -- History.
Outsider art -- History.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Author Cerny, Charlene.
Seriff, Suzanne.
Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)
LC no. 95052751
ISBN 0810926660 (paperback)