OUTSIDER ART OF THE SOUTH by KATHY MOSES (SCHIFFER BOOKS LTD)
I wrote this book, and it is said to remain one of the preeminent books on the subject of contemporary Southern folk and outsider art out there today. It's informative enough for collectors and educates without being pedantic so those new to the field can enjoy it. The description shown below will give you an idea of what the book entails. I'm glad to autograph it for the buyer. "Outsider Art of the South" is an intimate glimpse into the lives and work of thirty-four self-taught artists, two folk art environments, and one museum which tells the tale of a region's fast-disappearing way of life. Kathy Moses' thoughtful, insightful portraits introduce us to these men and women, some of whom are well known and some not so well known, but who all driven by a compelling need to create. Their stories are told with warmth, affection, and respect. For many of these artists, this is the first time they have been presented to a wider audience. Loaded with 440-plus color photographs, the book beautifully illustrates the range of each artist's work, with more examples per artist than has ever been shown before. The book is also an invaluable reference guide, with a source section that lists museums and galleries where the art may be seen and purchased, a retail price guide, a bibliography, and many organizations, publications, shows and auctions devoted to Southern folk, outsider and visionary art. The author's background as a journalist and museum director, coupled with her knowledge and exposure as a gallery owner specializing in contemporary Southern folk art, make for a book that is factual, informative, and easy-to-read. It is sure to be a welcome addition to the libraries of current folk art collectors, and should whet the appetite of those who may just be learning about this exciting field of art. Size: 8-1/2¬î x 11¬î. 444 color & 12 b/w photos. Price Guide & Index. 240 pages. ISBN: 0-7643-0729-0 Hard cover $59.95. $69 shipped within the Continental United States.