Recycled Re-Seen Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap

ISBN-10: 0810926660

ISBN-13: 9780810926660

Edition: 1996

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Focusing on the folk art practices of several cultures, Recycled, Re-Seen celebrates the transformative genius of the artists involved and explores the environments in which they live and work.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Abrams
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Introduction: From Art from the Global Scrap Heap: The Place of Irony in the Politics of Poverty
American Adhocism: Wasting, Saving, and the Aesthetics of Conspicuous Recycling
Sci-Fi Machines and Bottle-Cap Kings: The Recycling Strategies of Self-Taught Artists and the Imaginary Practice of Contemporary Consumption
Hacer Cosas: Recycled Arts and the Making of Identity in Texas-Mexican Culture
What Goes Around Comes Around: Circles, Cycles, and Recycling in African-American Yard Work
The Ironies of System D
Reinventing the Wheel, the Tin Can, and the Bottle Cap: Folk Recycling in Mexico
Recycling in India: Status and Economic Realities
"The Beat Goes On": Recycling and Improvisation in the Steel Bands of Trinidad and Tobago
Lightbulbs, Watchbands, and Plastic Baby Dolls: Industrial Appropriations in the Corpus Christi Festival Headdresses of Highland Ecuador
Serendipity, Practicality, and Aesthetics: The Art of Recycling in Personal Adornment
Madonna's Earrings: Catholic Icons as Ethnic Chic
Afterword
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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