The Arts Of The North American Indian

The Arts of the North American Indian PDF
Author: Philbrook Art Center
Publisher: Hudson Hills
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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Looks at traditional Indian baskets, pottery, carvings, textiles, jewelry, and pictographs, discusses the meaning, traditions, and individuality of Indian art


Indian Art In America

Indian Art in America PDF
Author: Frederick J. Dockstader
Publisher: Greenwich, Conn. : New York Graphic Society
Category : Indian art
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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The magnificent art and decorative craftsmanship of the Indian tribes of North America appear in all of their colonial variety and complexity in this superb volume. Examples are included of the work of every major region in the areas now comprising the United States and Canada, of most of the numerically important or artistically pre-eminent tribes, and all of the major techniques employed by Indian artists. No reader of this book can long continue in a misapprehension of the stereotyped image of 'the Indian.' The varying cultures which developed on the North American continent - from the Eskimo hunters of the Arctic to the woodland League of the Iroquois, and from the Pueblo agriculturalists to the nomads of the Great Plains - are all represented. Each found its own ways of using available natural resources for utilitarian objects, for religious and ritual purposes, or for sheer aesthetic pleasure. The book abounds in beautiful examples of characteristics shell and quill work, pottery and weaving, deer and buffalo hide painting, carved stone pipes and tomahawks so commonly associated with Indian cultures. Less familiar are illustrations of mysterious stone effigy sculptures from the death-cults of the ancient Southeast; sophisticated carvings in stone and ivory from the Midwest; elaborate horse-trappings and costuming from the Great Plains; and a fascinating variety of masks. Dr. Dockstader draws upon a thorough knowledge of Indian life, custom and artistic tradition to relate this material to its sources in his introduction and in the extensive background comments accompanying each of the illustrations. He sees the art of the American Indian not as a subject for static sociological research, but as a living and continuing expression of a vital people, and he has included in this book a number of examples of recent and contemporary work by Indian artists. -- from dust jacket.


North American Indian Art

North American Indian Art PDF
Author: David W. Penney
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Artistic traditions of indigenous North America are explored in a study that draws on the testimonies of oral tradition, Native American history, and North American archaeology, focusing on the artists themselves and their cultural identities. Original.


Art Of The North American Indians

Art of the North American Indians PDF
Author: Fenimore art museum (Cooperstown, N.Y).
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 463
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Presents a catalog of objects from the Thaw collection, which contains rare examples of Native American art, from 500 B.C. to the present day.


Art Of The American Indian Frontier

Art of the American Indian Frontier PDF
Author: Detroit Institute of Arts
Publisher: New Press
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 24
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Book Description:
A package of twenty-four full-color plates depicting beautiful native North American clothing, jewelry, religious items, and other artwork made between 1780 and 1920 is complemented by an informative booklet by a curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Native American Art In The Twentieth Century

Native American Art in the Twentieth Century PDF
Author: W. Jackson Rushing
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Book Description:
A survey of Native American art from the 1800s to the present reveals the often surprising variety of styles and media employed by Indian artists in the modern world, and confirms the influence of ceremony and tradition on many of them.


North American Indian Arts

North American Indian Arts PDF
Author: Andrew Hunter Whiteford
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. North American Indian Arts is a fascinating introduction to the arts and crafts reflected in the material culture of North American Indians. Knowledge of the skills and techniques developed by the various Native American tribes, and the fine materials produced provides a key to understanding the rich diversity of native cultures. Packed with information and authentic full-color illustrations, this handsome guide will be welcomed by everyone interested in American cultural history.


Native Arts Of North America

Native Arts of North America PDF
Author: David W. Penney
Publisher: Pierre Terrail
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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A look at the various expressions of Indian art over the centuries, including archaeology, dress, materials, pottery, basket-making, painting and sculpture.


Contemporary Native American Artists

Contemporary Native American Artists PDF
Author: Ken Lingad
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Book Description:
Text and photographs detail the lives and art of contemporary Native American artists working in painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and clothing.