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Author Manley, Roger.

Title Self-made worlds : visionary folk art environments / by Roger Manley and Mark Sloan ; introduction by Jonathan Williams ; with photographs by Ted Degener, Marcus Schubert, and others
Edition First edition
Published New York : Aperture, [1997]


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Description 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 29 cm
Summary Ever since the first cave dweller decorated the walls with charcoal and ocher, people have sought to elaborate on their immediate surroundings in ways that balance the relationships between themselves and the world they live in. Scattered across the globe are remarkable individuals variously termed "outsiders," "obsessive visionaries," and "folk artists," for whom the everyday conventions of modern society do not apply. These unique individuals and the environments they create are celebrated in Self-Made Worlds
The works depicted in Self-Made Worlds - some very well-known, others presented for the first time - challenge long-standing ideas about what art is and what it can be. From Le Palais Ideal, built in a small French village by the mailman Cheval, to the Hubcap Ranch by Litto Damonte of California, to Nek Chand's hundreds of human and animal sculptures made from waste and recycled materials and set in a massive landscaped rock garden in northwest India, Self-Made Worlds is an international tour of some of the most remarkable manifestations of the idiosyncratic, eccentric glory of the human imagination
Notes "A Meta Museum project."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Outsider art.
Author Degener, Ted.
Schubert, Marcus, 1955-
Sloan, Mark.
Meta Museum.
LC no. 97070519
ISBN 0893817325