Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

Paperback, 111pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780295956459
UWP003

$17.95

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...
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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.

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Format:
Paperback
Author:
Hilary Stewart
Pages:
111pages
Dimensions:
6 x 9
ISBN:
ISBN: 9780295956459
Supplier/Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Date Added:
June 2019
Published Date:
1979

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