Wild Fowl Decoys
Wild Fowl Decoys is an art reference book by American collector Joel Barber, first published in 1934 by Windward House. The book has been re-printed a number of times, notably two years after Barber's death in 1952, by Dover Books. More recently, the book has been reprinted in 1989 and 2000 by Derrydale Press.
This heavily illustrated book aimed to be a comprehensive guide to the carved wooden duck decoy. Used by early American waterfowl hunters, this type of decoy was promoted by the author as a form of folk art. The book is considered by art historians to be the first on the subject, and was a bible to decoy collectors throughout the 20th century. The watercolor illustrations painted by Barber for the book are in the collection of the Shelburne Museum.
- Barber, Joel David (1934). Wild Fowl Decoys. New York: Windward House.
- Baxter, John; Barber, Joel (1 June 1955). . "Wild Fowl Decoys". The New England Quarterly 28 (2): 279. doi:10.2307/362793. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
- Barber, Joel (2000). Wild fowl decoys. Lanham, Md.: Derrydale Press. ISBN 9781568331454.
- Joyce, Henry; Stephens, Sloane (2001). American folk art at the Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, Vt.: Shelburne Museum. ISBN 9780939384266.
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