Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast by Hilary Stewart

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast by Hilary Stewart-OOD
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast by Hilary Stewart-OOD
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$17.95

Product Description

Bold, inventive and highly graphic, the indigeonous art of the Northwest Coast is distinquished 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. Hilary Stewart's works have been internationally reviewed with unstinting praise and have established her credentials as a leading authority on the native cultures of the Northwest Coast. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1979

Size: 112p

Style: paperback