By (author) Archie Green
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Tin Men by Archie Green
Book DescriptionFor centuries, the history and lore of tinkers, tinners, tinsmiths, and their contemporary counterparts - sheet-metal workers - have been represented through the creation of figurative sculptures known as tin men, crafted from sheet metal and scraps into likenesses that include clowns, knights, cowboys, and L. Frank Baum's Tin Woodsman of Oz. In this vibrant exploration of tin men and their creators, labour folklorist Archie Green interviews craftspeople, gallery owners, collectors, and Sheet Metal Workers' International Association officials, linking tinsmith artistry to issues of craft education, union traditions, labour history, and social class. Enhanced by numerous illustrations, the volume also includes an inventory of tin men located in sheet metal shops, galleries, and museums.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252073755
(167mm x 238mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 29-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Archie Green
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Author Biography - Archie Green
Archie Green is the author of Calf s Head and Union Tale: Labor Yarns at Work and Play and many other books."
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