GEOG 102 Ch.4 Culture

Often the art is just included as part of a

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Unformatted text preview: folk art pieces are “traditional”; there is no known designer, no “artist” – just craftspeople. Often the “art” is just included as part of a traditional way of Pennsylvania Dutch blanket chest making something – not specifically made as “art.” Source: http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/iadpenn/iadpenn-29268.0.html 9 Folk cultures often have distinctive styles of fabric and clothing. Sometimes the styles are so distinct that it’s possible to determine precisely which community a particular piece of fabric comes from. Map of rug weaving styles on the Navajo Reservation Source: http://www.collectibletreasuresblog.com/white-weaver-of-navajo-rug-weaving 10 Folk Housing Folk Housing Around the World Folk housing has several fundamental characteristics: It must deal adequately with the physical environment. It must be designed in such a way that people without special equipment or training can build it. It must be constructed from locally available materials. Remember: there is no single “perfect” design. Different house types in Eastern North America. 11 12 Folk Housing: Environment Folk Housing in Western China Tradition...
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2010 for the course GEOG 102 taught by Professor Osborn during the Fall '10 term at San Diego State.

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