Bibliography of Print Information on Grottos, Folk Art and Outsider Art

Resources on Mount Mercy University's Our Mother (Lady) of Sorrows Grotto

Selected resources for the artist, student and traveller

America the Beautiful Fund. Old Glory: A Pictorial Report on the Grass Roots History Movement and the First Hometown History Primer. Warner Publications, 1973.

Beal, Art. The Nature of Art. n.p., 1980. Poems by Art Beal, drawings by Patricia Richards of Art Beal and his environment, Nitt Witt Ridge.

Beardsley, John. Gardens of revelation : environments by visionary artists. New York : Abbeville Press, c1995.

Beljon, J. J. Bouwmeesterters van morgen. Amsterdam, Pantoskoop, Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij N.V., 1964. Sculpture, experimental architecture, Watts Towers.

Bishop, Robert. American Folk Sculpture. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974.

Brackman, Barbara. Backyard visionaries : grassroots art in the Midwest. Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas. c1999.

Cerny, Charlene, Suzanne Seriff (Ed.), John Bigelow Taylor. Recycled Re-Seen : Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap. New York: Harry N. Abrams.

Challenge of Folk Materials for New Jersey's Museums. Papers presented at a conference 7 April 1984, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Museums Council of New Jersey, 1986. Includes a paper by Mary Ann Demos about Matteo Radoslovich's environment.

Dewhurst, C. Kurt, Betty MacDowell. and Marsha MacDowell. Religious Folk Art in America: Reflections of Faith. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1983.

Dinsmoor, S. P. Pictorial History of The Cabin Home in Garden of Eden. Lucas, Kansas: privately printed, reprint of original edition, n.d.

Drace, Charley. The Saga of Outlaw Howard: The Story of Jesse Howard. self-published, n.d. Compilation of articles "as appeared in April & May issues of the Westminster Columns," in brochure form.

Ebert, Wolfgang M. Home Sweet DomelTrdume vom Wohnen. Frankfurt: Verlag Dieter Fricke, 1981.

Ehrmann, Gilles. Les Inspires et Leurs Demeures. Paris: Editions du Temps, 1962. Environments in Europe; great photos.

Folklife Annual 1985. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1985. Articles on Finster and Rodia.

Greenfield, Verni. Making Do, or Making Art: A Study of American Recycling. UMI Research Press, 1986, 1984. Includes a chapter about Tressa Prisbrey sand her bottle village. An earlier version was Ms. Greenfield's Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA.

Grotto and Shrines. Dickeyville, Wisconsin: Dickeyville Grotto, n.d. Pamphlet about the Dickeyville shrine and grotto.

Hall, Michael and Eugene Metcalf. 1986. Ties That Bind: Folk Art in Contemporary American Culture (exhibition catalog). Cincinnati, Ohio: The Contemporary Arts Center.

Headley, Gwyn and Wim Meulenkamp. Follies: A National Trust Guide. London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.

... Follies, Grottoes and Garden Buildings. London: Arum, 1999.

Hall, Michael D.The artist outsider : creativity and the boundaries... Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press. c1994

Higgs, Jim. The Wizards Eye: Visions of American Resourcefulness. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1978.

Hoopes, Owen Dean."This Is My Sign — Garden of Eden": A Brief History and Personal Observations on the Unique Works of a Man and His Dream. Lucas Publishing Co., 1972. Includes drawings by the author of S. P. Dinsmooi s Garden of Eden.

Jakovsky, Anatole. Damonen and Wunder-4Demons & Wonders) Koln: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1963.

Jean, Marcel. The History of Surrealist Painting. New York: Grove Press, 1960. Includes Ferdinand Cheval's Palais Ideal.

Jones, Barbara. Follies and Grottoes. London: Constable, 1953.

Kemp, Kathy. Revelations : Alabama's visionary folk artists. Birmingham, Ala. : Crane Hill Publishers. 1994.

Laffal, Ken. Vivolo and His Wooden Children. Essex, CT: Gallery Press, 1976.

Leedskalnin, Edward. A Book in Every Home: Containing Three Subjects: Ed's Sweet Sixteen, Domestic and Political Views. Homestead, Florida: self-published, n.d. Leedskalnin's personal views and a few photos of his environment, Coral Castle.

Leedskalnin, Edward. Magnetic Current. Miami, Florida: self-published, 1945. Magnetic theories of the creator of Coral Castle, Florida.

Lipman, Jean. Provocative Parallels: Naive Early Americansllnternational Sophisticates. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1975.

Longhauser, Elsa Weiner. Self Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology. Chronicle Books, 1998.

Mahon, Miles Marion. Poems. n.p., 1978. Includes photos of his environment.

Maiuri, Amedeo. The Phlegraean Fields : from Virgil's tomb to the grotto of the Cumaean sibyl. Rome:  Instituto Poligrafico dello Stato, Libreria dello Stato, 1969

Maizels, John. Nek Chand shows the way. Watford ; New York : Raw Vision. [1997]

Maisels, John. Raw Creation : Outsider Art and Beyond. Phaidon Press, 1996.

Manley, Roger and  Mark Sloan. Self-Made Worlds : Visionary Folk Art Environments.  New York: Aperture, 1997.

Maresca, Frank. American self-taught : paintings and drawings by outsider... New York : Knopf. 1993.

Marling, Karal Ann. The Colossus of Roads: Myth & Symbol Along the American Highway. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

Marshall, Howard W., ed. Missouri Artist Jesse Howard, With a Contemplation On Idiosyncratic Art. University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983. Includes a good bibliography of Jesse Howard.

Miller, Naomi. Heavenly Caves: Reflections On the Garden Grotto. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1982.

Moses, Kathy. Outsider Art in the South.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1999.

Niles, Susan A. Dickeyville Grotto The Vision of  Father Mathias Wernerus. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 1999.

Porteous, Crichton. The Well-Dressing Guide. Derby: Derbyshire Countryside Ltd., 1978. Color photos.

Preston, Eileen. Curious England. Haverfordwest Merlin's Bridge: Shire Publications, 1977, 1985.

Prisbrey, Tressa. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village. privately printed, n.d., (several editions, various titles). With photographs.

Rajer, Anton & Style, Christine.  Public Sculpture in Wisconsin: An Atlas of Outdoor Monuments, Memorials and Masterpieces in the Badger State. Madison, WI : SOS, Save Outdoor Scupture, 1999.

Ragon, Michel. La Fabuloserie: Art Hors-Les-Normes. Paris: 1983.

Rosenak, Chuck. Contemporary American Folk Art : A Collector's Guide. Abbeville Press, 1996.

Rhodes, Colin. Outsider art : spontaneous alternatives. New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson. 2000.

Rhodes, Richard C. The Inland Ground, An Evocation of the American Middle West. New York, Atheneum, 1970. Includes a chapter on Jesse Howard.

Rigan, Otto B. From the Earth Up: The Art and Vision of James Hubbell. New York: McGraw Hill, 1979.

Rudofsky, Bernard. Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture. London: Academy Editions, 1964.

Rutkowski, Bogdan & Nowicki, Kryzsztof. The Psychro Cave,  and Other Sacred Grottoes in Crete. Warswaw: Art and Archeology, 1996.

Sellen, Betty Carol, Cynthia J. Johanson. Self-taught, Outsider and Folk Art: A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources. McFarland & Company, 1999.

... Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk Art: Annotated Bibliography: Publications and Films of the 20th Century. Jefferson, NC : McFarland, 2001.

... 20th century American folk, self taught, and outsider art.  New York : Neal-Schuman. c1993.

Stone, Lisa. Sacred spaces and other places... Chicago, IL : School of the Art Institute of Chicago. c1993.

Thevoz, Michel. LArt Brut. Skira, 1980. French paper edition. English hardback ed. Skira/Rizzoli, 1976.

Tuchman, Maurice. Parallel visions : modern artists and outsider art. Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. c1992

Ward, Daniel Franklin, ed. Personal Places: Perspectives on Informal Art Environments. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1984.

World's Only Corn Palace. Mitchell, South Dakota and FMB Museum of Pioneer Life. Goin Co., 1971.

Yelen, Alice Rae. Passionate visions of the American South... [New Orleans] : New Orleans Museum of Art. c1993.