Exploring Folk Art

Twenty Years of Thought on Craft, Work, and Aesthetics

by Michael Owen Jones

Jones explores the human impulse to create, the necessity for having aesthetically satisfying experiences, and the craving for tradition. He also considers topics such as making chairs, remodeling houses, using and preserving soda-fountain slang, preparing and eating food, and sculpting lifelike figures out of cement.


Michael Owen Jones is professor emeritus of Culture and Performance in the department of World Arts and Cultures, of which he is a founding member, at UCLA.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $27.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-165-8
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • Pages: 228
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Michael Owen Jones
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-165-8
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