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Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture

edited by Andrew Kelly with contributions by Madeleine Burnside, Philippe Chavance, Lauren Churilla, Larrie Curry, Erika Doss, Michelle Ganz, Jean M. Burks, Mel Hankla, Kate Hesseldenz, Tommy Hines, Jerrold Hirsch, Lee Kogan, Ron Pen, Janet Rae, Allan Weiss, and Shelly Zegart

The Index of American Design was one of the most significant undertakings of the Federal Art Project—the visual arts arm of the Works Progress Administration.

Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio

by Randal L. Hall

In the 1930s radio stations filled the airwaves with programs and musical performances about rural Americans—farmers and small-town residents struggling through the Great Depression.

The Art of Ellis Wilson

by Albert Sperath, Margaret R. Vendryes, Steven H. Jones, and Eva King

From the tobacco fields of western Kentucky to the streets of Harlem, from the Gullah Islands off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts to the all-black republic of Haiti, painter Ellis Wilson (1899-1977) examined the scope and depth of black culture.

Antebellum Architecture of Kentucky

by Clay Lancaster

During the eight decades preceding the Civil War, Kentucky was the scene of tremendous building activity.

Clay Lancaster's Kentucky: Architectural Photographs of a Preservation Pioneer

by James D. Birchfield

"Clay Lancaster was infected by a love of architecture at an early age, a gentle madness from which he never cared to recover.