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Author Brown, Steven C.

Title Native visions : evolution in northwest coast art from the eighteenth through the twentieth century / Steven C. Brown ; photographs by Paul Macapia.

Published Seattle : Seattle Art Museum in association with the University of Washington Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  704.03970795 BROW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 216 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 31 cm
Notes Based on an exhibition organized by the Seattle Art Musuem.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-209) and index.
Contents Looking Backward: An Introduction -- 1. Ancient Roots: Prehistoric Perspectives on Northwest Coast Art -- 2. Curious Visions: Northern Northwest Coast Art in the Historic Period -- 3. Sleeping Treasures: Northwest Coast Art of the Late Prehistoric Period -- 4. Changing Times: Art of the Early Classic Era, 1820-1865 -- 5. Expanding Traditions: Art of the Late Classic Period, 1865-1920 -- 6. Bridging Generations: Northwest Coast Art in the Middle 20th Century, 1920-1965 -- 7. The Spirit of the Masters: Northwest Coast Art in the Contemporary Period, Since 1965.
Summary Masks, bowls, bentwood boxes, and weavings from Native artists of the Northwest Coast grace museums around the world. Northwest Coast art embodies a highly flexible tradition, reinterpreted by individuals in each generation, as is evidenced by artifacts collected from the area over the last two centuries. This richly informative book includes photographs of more than 160 objects from Seattle area private collections and the Seattle Art Museum, grouped chronologically to illustrate evolutionary changes within the Northwest Coast art tradition.
This is a tradition of great antiquity which also remains vital and alive today in the work of the best contemporary Northwest Coast Native artists. Among the extraordinary artworks illustrated in Native Visions are archaeological artifacts and the earliest documented Northwest Coast objects, collected in the eighteenth century, along with numerous pieces by the nineteenth-century artist Charles Edenshaw, masks and totem pole models by Willie Seaweed, and an unusual gold sculpture by Bill Reid.
Other author Macapia, Paul.
Seattle Art Museum.
Subject Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Exhibitions.
Indian art -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 0295976578 (cloth : alk. paper)
0295976586 (paperback: alk. paper)
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