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Self-Made Worlds: Visionary Folk Art Environments 
 
  
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Hardcover 
144 pages 
Aperture 
Published 1997 
  
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Carefully conceived, with respectful, sophisticated essays and excellent color photographs, plus an extensive list of folk-art sites, Self-Made Worlds may prove indispensable to aficionados of outsider art, and will be educational for those who are new to it. The sites--minutely decorated, handmade, often monumental temples, grottoes, castles, and towers--range from the famous, graceful Palais IdTal in France, to a Depression-era shack in Louisiana painted with words. Portable outsider art fetches high prices, but as curator Roger Manley writes, all of these obsessive environments, whether about beauty, rage, or sadness, "stem from a deeply felt need for experience that feels honest, authentic, and highly personal."  
  
 
  
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Whether termed visionaries, outsiders, or primitives, the artists represented here live in worlds of their own creation. Sloan, director of the Halsey Gallery at the College of Charleston School of the Arts, and folklorist/curator Manley present an international collection of folk art environments that range from cement towers incorporating bits of pottery in mosaic patterns to multiacre sites filled with temples to cement-figure sculpture gardens. Generally, the entries are two to four pages in... read more
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
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