Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

Book - 1979
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Bold, inventive 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.

In Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast, 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, c1979.
ISBN: 9780888942296
Characteristics: 111 p. :,ill., map ;,23 cm.


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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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