Folk Art & Architecture
Danusha V. Goska, PhD
University of Indiana, 2002
Forward by Bill Tarkulich
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 PhD thesis at the University of Indiana in 2002. It will be of particular interest to English-speaking readers, since it only includes references to English-language documents. Ms. Goska has taken the time to extend the bibliography to include an annotated summary of each reference’s contents and main point.
For the 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. Goska 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. Goska. She has focused the reader on little-known region. It is Ms. Goska’s 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.
Note that the complete reference, document summary and main point descriptions are accessed by clicking on the individual entries.
The bibliographies are arranged into two separate documents: Art and Architecture. For purposes of web presentation, the Art bibliography spans four web pages and the Architecture bibliography contains three web pages. For the reader who desires to quickly scan the topics the following quick-index was created. The quick-index describes the author and document title. Clicking on this link takes the reader to the particular entry.
For those who would rather browse the entries, a sub-menu of Art and Architecture pages is shown at the top of each page.
1. Folk Architecture of Poland, Ukraine, and Slovakia.
The Introduction to An Annotated Bibliography of Eastern European Folk Architecture (14 pages)
Architecture A-L, 30 pages
Anonymous. "Mohuchov: Watercolor Artist of Old Architecture"
Beaton-Planetta. "A Tale of Three Churches: Ethnic Architecture in Sydney, Nova Scotia"
Botik, Jan. "Slavonic Parallels of the Dwelling Forms of the Enlarged Families"
Buxton, David. The Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe: An Introductory Survey
Cybriwsky, Roman. "The Pre-Soviet Village in Ukraine"
Czaplinska-Archer, Teresa. "Polish Architecture: The Contribution of Helena and Szymon Syrkus"
Danyluk, Arkhip. "Architectural Jewels of the Boykos" Forum:
Danyluk, Arkhip. "Boyko Folk Architecture"
Ewanchuk, Michael "Settling In: Tools and Farming Techniques of Early Ukrainian Pioneers"
Fodchuk, Roman. "Building the Little House on the Prairies: Ukrainian Technology, Canadian Resources"
Frolec, Vaclav. "Culturally Spatial Relationships in the Development of Ground Plan of the Village House in the Carpathian-Balkan Region"
G., A. "Architectural Sketches of Volodymyr Sichynsky"
Gzell, Slawomir. "Tourism and Small Towns in Poland; Historic Towns and Tourism: Working Documents and Conclusions
H., O. "Village Architecture of Ukraine" Forum: A Ukrainian Review
Hryniuk, Stella and Roman Yeremiuk. "Building the New Jerusalem on the Prairies: The Ukrainian Experience"
Kusela, Zenon. "Folk Architecture" pp. 303-308 in volume I of Ukraine: A Concise Encyclopedia Volodymyr Kubijovyc
Lehr, John C. "Changing Ukrainian House Styles"
Lehr, John C. "Ukrainian Houses"
Lehr, John C. "The Rural Settlement Behavior of Ukrainian Pioneers in Western Canada, 1891-1914"
Lehr, John C. "Log Buildings of Ukrainians"
Lehr, John C. "Colour Preferences and Building Decoration among Ukrainians in Western Canada"
Lehr, John C. "The Landscape of Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian West"
Lehr, John C. "The Ukrainian Sacred Landscape: A Metaphor of Survival and Acculturation"
Lukomski, G. K. "The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe"
Archit333.doc - Document Continuation, Bibligographic References
Architecture M-Z, 26 pages
Medwidsky, Bohdan. "Ukrainian Grave Markers in East Central Alberta"
Melnycky, Peter. "Draught Horses and Harnesses among Early Ukrainian Settlers in East-Central Alberta"
Noble, Allen G. "House Types in Blota, Poland, and a Source of North American I Houses"
Ovsiychuk, Volodymyr. "Cathedral in Lviv"
Podolak, Jan. "Pastoral Constructions in Slovakia"
Schindler, Hans. "Concerning the Origin of the Onion Domes and Onion Spires in Central European Architecture"
Schockey, Jim. "Ukrainian Furniture and the Marketplace"
Stachiw, Myron. "Bibliography of Ukrainian Vernacular Architecture"
Szymanski, Adam. "The Origin and Dissemination of Windmills in Poland"
Thomas, Diana. "Documenting Ukrainian Churches in Alberta"
Varyvoda, Antin. Wooden Architecture of the Ukrainian Carpathians
Walker, Frank Arnell. "'Czecho-Slovak' Revival: The Architecture of Dusan Jurkovic"
Ward, Tom. "Analysis of a Ukrainian Thatched Barn"
Wonders, William C. and Mark A. Rasmussen. "Log Buildings of West Central Alberta"
Yargina, Z. Wooden Synagogues
Zuk, Radoslav. "Endurance, Disappearance and Adaptation: Ukrainian Material Culture in Canada"
Zuk, Radoslav. "Architectural Significance and Culture"
2. Folk Art of an area taking in Poland, Ukraine, and Slovakia
Bibliography describes in some detail the essence of each reference along with its applicability to the overall theme of Folk Art.
The Introduction to An Annotated Bibliography of Eastern European Folk Art (30 pages)
Art Bibliography A-J (22 pages)
Abernathy, Francis E., ed. 1985. Folk Art in Texas Dalls
Apter-Gabriel, Ruth. 1991. "The Jewish Art of Solomon Yudovin, 1892-1954, From Folk Art to Socialist Realism"
Balas, Edith. 1989. "Brancusi and Bartok: A Parallel"
Bartelik, Marek. 1993. "Gruppa: Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland"
Bartelik, Marek. 1994. "The Four Elements"
Beale, Lewis. 1996. "You Art So Beautiful; For Three Local Artists, Craft Preservation is a Full-Time Job"
Bednarik, Rudolf. 1956. Mal'ovane Ohnistia v Oblasti Malych Karpat
Bogatyrev, Petr. 1971 . The Functions of Folk Costume in Moravian Slovakia
Carvel, John. 1993. "Pillagers with an Eye for Profit Strip the Former Soviet Bloc of Its Artistic Heritage as 'Cultural Cleansing' to Order Sweeps over Central and Eastern Europe"
Cesal, Miroslav. 1978. "Tradition of Czech Puppetry"
Chadima, Kathryn. 1995. "Museum Hails Czech, Slovak Heritage"
Cordwell, Justine, ed. 1979. The Visual Arts: Plastic and Graphic
Daniec, Jadwiga Irena. 1983. "Silk Sashes: Pasy Kontuszowe"
The Economist. 1994. "Post Communist Folk"
The Evening Standard. 1992. "Art That Had to Be Seen in Secret"
Fel, Edit, Tamas Hofer and Klara K. Csillery. 1958. Hungarian Peasant Art
Frys-Pietraszkowa, Kunczynska, and Pokropek. 1991. Folk Art in Poland
Gaborjan, Alice. 1969. Hungarian Peasant Costumes
Grabowska, Bozena. 1993. "Portraits after Life: the Baroque Legacy of Poland's Nobles”
Graves, Thomas E. "Keeping Ukraine Alive through Death: Ukrainian-American Gravestones as Cultural Markers"
Grobman, N.R. 1981-1982. "A Polish Wycinanki Artist from Philadelphia."
Hartmann, A. 1984. "The Present Mission of Artistic Crafts in Czechoslovakia"
Haslova, Vera and Jaroslav Vajdis. 1974. Folk Art of Czechoslovakia
Halporn, Roberta. 1993. "American Jewish Cemeteries: A Mirror of History"
Hofer, Tamas and Edit Fel. 1979. Hungarian Folk Art.
Hofer, T. 1983. "Peasant Art 1800-1914: Tendencies of Separation and Convergence"
Horvath, Ildiko Kriza. 1980. "Historical Strata of Hungarian Folk Art"
Hughes, Robert. 1993. "Dark Visions of a Primal Myth"
Husarska, Anna. 1994. "Post no Bills"
Jackowski, Aleksander. 1979. "Folk Art: Relic or Living Value?"
Johnova, Helena. 1986. Sperk.
Jurkovic, Dusan. 1913. "Slovak Popular Art."
Art Bibliography K-R
Kandell, Jonathan. 1994. "Bare Ruined Choirs: A Western Hunger for Gothic Madonnas and Renaissance Angels has Fueled the Sacking of Eastern European Churches -- and Limited Attempts to Save Them"
Kepes, Gyorgy. 1980. "Dignified Simplicity"
Kerechanyn, Vm. 1974. Handicraftsmen of Transcarpathia.
Keseru, Katalin. 1988. "The Workshops of Godollo: Transformations of a Morrisian Theme."
Kiest, Karen S. "Czech Cemeteries in Nebraska from 1868: Cultural Imprints on the Prairie."
Kladyk, Pamela Ziemba. "Sadness as Motif in Certain Types of Polish Sculpture"
Kleeblatt, Norman L. 1984. The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art
Kolar, Walter. 1980. The Folk Arts of Hungary Pittsburgh
Komorovska, Marta. 1987. Pastierske Umenie
Kovacevicova, Sona. 1956. The Slovak National Dress Through the Centuries
Kunczynska-Iracka, Anna. "The Role of Historical Tradition in Polish Folk Painting and Sculpture"
Lajer-Burcharth, Ewa. 1994. "Warsaw Diary: How the Collapse of Communism Affected Art in Poland"
Machann, Clinton. 1985. "'Uncle Pete' Drgac, Czech-American Folk Artist"
Meyer, Richard E., ed. 1993. Ethnicity and the American Cemetery
Milnes, Gerry. 1994. "The Egg as Artwork: A Weirton Woman Eggs on an Ancient Craft "
Mladek, M. "Central European Influences in Frank Kupka"
Morse, Julie. 1995. "Decorated Eggs from around the World Are Cracking Into the Collectibles Market"
Mrlian, Rudolf. 1953. Slovak Folk Art.
Nosal'ova, Viera. 1983. Slovensky L'udovy Odev
Oliver, Merrill, ed. 1986. Goddesses and Their Offspring
Orel, Jaroslav. 1979. "Methods of Research and Documentation of Popular Art In Czechoslovakia."
Ostapchuk, Emily. 1957. Folk Art of Carpatho-Ukraine
Paine, Sheila. 1995. Embroidered Textiles: Traditional Patterns from Five Continents.
Perlez, Jane. 1994. "The Looting of East Europe's Art"
Pickens, Nora. 1990. "Beribboned Glimpses of Village Life"
Pietkiewicz, Kazimierz. 1966. Polish Folk Art.
Piroch, Sigrid. 1988. "Slovak Folk Art: Indigo Blue Printing."
Piroch, Sigrid. 1990. "Textiles of Slovakia"
Pisutova, I. 1978. "Slovak Folk Art"
Pisutova, I. 1978. "Slovak Folk Paintings on Glass"
Pula, James S. and M.B. Biskupi, eds. 1993. Heart of the Nation
Raloff, Janet. 1996. "A Salty Heritage: Licking the Problem of Poland's Melting Treasures"
Robinson, Ruth. 1993. "When a Careful Hand with Eggs Yields Intricate Folk-Art Designs"
Ronnen, Meir. 1990. "Rare Remnants of Prague"
Ronnen, Meir. 1994. "Israel: Hanukkah Lamps, Lions, and a Soldier."
Art Art Bibliography R-Z
Ruyak, Jacqueline. 1992. "Institute of Ethnography, the Slovak National Museum, Martin, Czechoslovakia"
Seton-Watson, Robert William. 1972 . Racial Problems in Hungary
Schauss, Hans-Joachim. 1987. Contemporary Polish Folk Artists
Sherrill, Sarah B. 1985. "Folk Art: The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art, Jewish Museum, New York
Slesin, Suzanne, Stafford Cliff and Daniel Rozensztroch. 1994. Mittel Europa: Living in Style in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and the Lands of the Danube
Sourek, Karel. Folk Art in Pictures
Sport i Turystyka Publications. 1960. Folk Art in Poland.
Stankova, Jitka. 1987. Lidove Umeni z Cech, Moravy a Slezska
Taylor, Mary. 1989. "Slovak Folk Embroidery
Ungerleider-Mayerson, Joy. 1986. Jewish Folk Art From Biblical Days to Modern Times
Vaclavik, Antonin and Jaroslav Orel. Textile Folk Art
Vann, Philip. 1988. "Artists of the Hungarian Land: Peasant Painters"
Vydra, Josef. 1954. Indigo Blue Print in Slovak Folk Art
Vydra, Josef, and Ludvik Kunz. 195? Painting on Folk Ceramics.
Whitworth Art Gallery. 1979. Historic Hungarian Costume
Wolynetz, Lubow. 1988. "Rushnyky in Ukrainian Folk Art and Tradition"
Zivnustkova, Alena. 1995. "Renovation Fights for Funds"
Copyright 2004, Danusha V. Goska
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