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SMILING AT THE STORM East Anglian Folk Art

Peter Tolhurst

In this, the first book devoted to the subject, Peter Tolhurst poses the question ‘What is Folk Art?’ He concludes that, indifferent to the winds of fashion, it is the artistic intent, the decorative effect, that distinguishes an object from the purely functional. Using what materials were to hand, creativity of this kind was often the preserve of anonymous artists – stonemasons, gansey knitters, blacksmiths and thatchers – working in a long established tradition. 

THIS HOLLOW LAND Aspects of Norfolk Folklore

Peter Tolhurst

3rd edition now available

Full of new insights and beautifully illustrated, This Hollow Land is a vivid exploration of traditional lore in Norfolk and a fitting tribute to the people who kept it alive.