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Thread #138058   Message #3159932
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
24-May-11 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: British Folk Art
Subject: RE: British Folk Art
Is it to be found on Brighton Pier or in it's Antiquarian Bookshops?

Both; and it doesn't preclude fish & chips either. On the end of Blackpool's north pier is a fine traditional triple-decker carousel of the sort cherished as something of an icon of English Folk Art. And in my local Antiquarian Bookshop, one might find a copy of the aforementioned Popular English Art, the cover of which depicts a fairground horse (in fact, the very image was used by The Museum of Folklore as part of their website). Folk Art is as much gibbeted weasels in hedgerows as it is rooting around in dusty bookshops and libraries; I'd say it lies somewhere between the two maybe - empirical on the one hand, and cerebral on the other. In the end, it's all about the joy...