Looking At Indian Art Of The Northwest Coast

Looking At Indian Art Of The Northwest Coast

Book - 1979
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Bold, inventive and highly graphic, the indigenous art of the Northwest Coast is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also composed of basically simple elements, which, guided by a rich mythology, create images of striking power. This indispensable and beautifully illustrated book is the first to introduce everyone, from the casual observer to the serious collector of Northwest Coast prints, to the forms, cultural background and structures of this highly imaginative art. The elements of style are introduced; the myths and legends which shape the motifs are interpreted; the stylistic differences between the major cultural groupings are defined and illustrated. Raven, Thunderbird, Killer Whale, Bear: all the traditional forms are here, deftly analyzed by a professional writer and artist who has a deep understanding of this powerful culture.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 1979.
ISBN: 9780295956459
0295956453
9780888942296
088894229X
Branch Call Number: 709.711 STE
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill.

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Jun 12, 2013

Unique in the world of so-called "primitive art," the full, rich range of the art of North America's Northwest Coast Indians has only recently begun to take a prominent place in the museum exhibitions and art galleries of the world.

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