This is a really unique, very attractive, and truly compelling little book. It was created in conjunction with an ambitious photographic exhibition that explicated the Appalachian craft revival of 1896-1937 using the photographs of Doris Ulmann . The book starts with an essay by Jean Haskell putting the exhibition and topic in context: "Appalachian Myths and Realities," followed by further context from Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian, "Why Care about Traditional Crafts." That sets the stage for Anna Fariello's longer essay, "The Craft Revival in Appalachia: 1896-1937." As important and good as these essays are, they are back grounded by the amazing photographs and their splendidly artistic presentation in this book. At the time this book came out, Anna Fariello worked for the Hunter Library at Western Carolina University. She has since published several more very attractive books, especially highlighting Cherokee crafts.
A weakness of the book is that it has no date of publication or place of publication or publisher listed!