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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.