Folk Art and Architecture in Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine - An Annotated Bibliography
- Ms. Danusha Goska has asked me to publish to the web her annotated
bibliolography of folk art and architecture in Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine.
I have done so with great pleasure.
Folk Art and Architecture in Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine - An Annotated
Those with an interest in the Folk Art and Architecture of Poland, Ukraine
and Slovakia who wish to delve well below the veneer of popular overview
writings with find this material to be intriguing and a useful reference.
Ms. Goska has developed this bibliography as part of her graduate thesis at
the University of Indiana in 2004. It will be of particular interest to
English-speaking readers, since it only includes references to
English-language documents. Ms. Goshka has taken the time to extend the
bibliography to include an annotated summary of each references contents
and main point.
For the casual researcher of this material, who may be exploring these
issues to understand his/her cultural background or a genealogy researcher,
this is a welcome addition. It is a difficult task for the casual reader to
uncover this material, making reading on this material to generally be slim
pickings. It includes material sourced from many nations and many
perspectives: academic studies to newspaper articles, most dating before the
Velvet Revolution of 1989.
Topics range from Everything you wanted to know about building a thatched
dwelling to Folk art theft. The bibliography avoids many of the
popular-press pieces which are readily accessible.
Time is taken to describe the selection methodology and process. Ms. Goshka
presents the summaries in a plain-English style, making is readable by a
wide audience range.
While digging up these articles may be a challenge, the heavy lifting has
been done by Ms. Goshka. She has focused the reader on little-known region.
It is Ms. Goshkas hope that this material will extend its original thesis
purpose to that of generating exposure to a long-neglected region of the
world rich in Folk Architecture and Art. We thank her for her generosity.
You will find the entire bibliography here
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