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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > Art of indigenous peoples

Picturing Indian Territory - Portraits of the Land That Became Oklahoma, 18191907 (Hardcover): B. Byron Price Picturing Indian Territory - Portraits of the Land That Became Oklahoma, 18191907 (Hardcover)
B. Byron Price; Foreword by John R. Lovett; Contributions by James Peck, Mark Andrew White
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Branding the American West - Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 (Hardcover): Marian Wardle, Sarah E. Boehme Branding the American West - Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 (Hardcover)
Marian Wardle, Sarah E. Boehme
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Art from Fort Marion - The Silberman Collection (Paperback): Joyce M. Szabo Art from Fort Marion - The Silberman Collection (Paperback)
Joyce M. Szabo; Foreword by Steven L Grafe
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Striking color images depict traditional lifeways and the pain of imprisonment

Gifts of Pride and Love - Kiowa and Comanche Cradles (Paperback): Barbara Hail Gifts of Pride and Love - Kiowa and Comanche Cradles (Paperback)
Barbara Hail
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With such words, Kiowa and Comanche people express their deep connection to their traditional lattice cradles. Prevalent from 1870 to 1930, these cradles represented a unique, yet extremely practical, art form. These "gifts of pride and love" reflected close networks, which remained intact despite the difficult transition to reservation life, new religions, government boarding schools, and allotment of tribal lands.

This book, a beautiful homage to the artisans who crafted cradleboards, includes a history of the origins of lattice cradles as well as essays by eleven descendants of cradle makers. Forty color and over eighty black-and-white photographs vividly display the creativity and imagination found in these lovingly produced cradles. Reminding people of the Kiowas' and the Comanches' long, arduous struggles to create and maintain a viable identity, the cradles featured in this book connect us to the past.

Modern Spirit - The Art of George Morrison (Hardcover): W.Jackson Rushing, Kristin Makholm Modern Spirit - The Art of George Morrison (Hardcover)
W.Jackson Rushing, Kristin Makholm; Foreword by Kay Walkingstick
R985 Discovery Miles 9 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The work of Chippewa artist George Morrison (1919-2000) has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim. His paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures have been displayed in numerous public and private exhibitions, and he is one of Minnesota's most cherished artists. Yet because Morrison's artwork typically does not include overt references to his Indian heritage, it has stirred debate about what it means to be a Native American artist. This stunning catalogue, featuring 130 color and black-and-white images, showcases Morrison's work across a spectrum of genres and media, while also exploring the artist's identity as a modernist within the broader context of twentieth-century American and Native American art.
Born and raised near the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota, Morrison graduated from the Minnesota School of Art and the Art Students League in New York City. He spent his early career mainly on the East Coast, becoming one of the first Native American artists to exhibit his work extensively in New York. Best known for his landscape paintings and wood collages, he employed a variety of media--paint, wood, ink and metal, paper, and canvas--and developed a unique style that combined elements of cubism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism.
In her foreword to "Modern Spirit, " Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick describes her personal association with Morrison and admiration for his authentic artistic vision. Kristin Makholm, in her introduction to the volume, explores Morrison's ties to Minnesota and his legacy within the history of Minnesota art and culture. Then, drawing on extensive primary research and Morrison's own writings, W. Jackson Rushing III offers an in-depth analysis of Morrison's artistic evolution against the backdrop of evolving definitions of "Indianness."
By expanding our understanding of Morrison's singular vision, "Modern Spirit" invites readers to appreciate more deeply the beauty and complexity of his art.

Modern Spirit - The Art of George Morrison (Paperback): W.Jackson Rushing, Kristin Makholm Modern Spirit - The Art of George Morrison (Paperback)
W.Jackson Rushing, Kristin Makholm; Foreword by Kay Walkingstick
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The work of Chippewa artist George Morrison (1919-2000) has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim. His paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures have been displayed in numerous public and private exhibitions, and he is one of Minnesota's most cherished artists. Yet because Morrison's artwork typically does not include overt references to his Indian heritage, it has stirred debate about what it means to be a Native American artist. This stunning catalogue, featuring 130 color and black-and-white images, showcases Morrison's work across a spectrum of genres and media, while also exploring the artist's identity as a modernist within the broader context of twentieth-century American and Native American art.
Born and raised near the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota, Morrison graduated from the Minnesota School of Art and the Art Students League in New York City. He spent his early career mainly on the East Coast, becoming one of the first Native American artists to exhibit his work extensively in New York. Best known for his landscape paintings and wood collages, he employed a variety of media--paint, wood, ink and metal, paper, and canvas--and developed a unique style that combined elements of cubism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism.
In her foreword to "Modern Spirit, " Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick describes her personal association with Morrison and admiration for his authentic artistic vision. Kristin Makholm, in her introduction to the volume, explores Morrison's ties to Minnesota and his legacy within the history of Minnesota art and culture. Then, drawing on extensive primary research and Morrison's own writings, W. Jackson Rushing III offers an in-depth analysis of Morrison's artistic evolution against the backdrop of evolving definitions of "Indianness."
By expanding our understanding of Morrison's singular vision, "Modern Spirit" invites readers to appreciate more deeply the beauty and complexity of his art.

Paintings from Mughal India (Paperback, New): Andrew Topsfield Paintings from Mughal India (Paperback, New)
Andrew Topsfield
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A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally an art of book illustration, it soon gave rise to highly naturalistic portraiture and scenes of court life, among other subjects. These elegant and expressive works reflect the splendour of the Mughal empire, as well as the enthusiasm of the emperors from Akbar (1556-1605) onwards for stories of adventure and romance, for the recording of great imperial assemblies, or the meticulous depiction of the flora and fauna of India. Among the highlights of the book are the illustrations to Akbar's magnificent Baharistan manuscript of 1595, and the court scenes from the reigns of Shah Jahan (1627-58) or the pleasure-loving Muhammad Shah (1719-48). This book reproduces many of the finest Mughal and Deccani paintings preserved in the Bodleian Library's rich and historic collection, largely formed between 1640 and 1900. These pictures range in date from around 1560 to 1800, when British influence was becoming dominant in India. Each image is presented as a full page colour plate with facing text describing its subject and significance, while the introduction situates the works within the general context of the period and its art. A number of textual revisions have been made since the book first appeared in 2008.

The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection - Selected Works (Paperback, New): Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection - Selected Works (Paperback, New)
Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art
R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One of the most important collections of modern Native American art assembled by one individual, the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection is an encyclopedic compilation of easel paintings and three-dimensional works. Showcased in this stunning catalogue, the collection comprises nearly four thousand items, including drawings, sculptures, prints, kachinas, jewelry, ceramics, rattles, baskets, and textiles.
James T. Bialac began collecting art in the 1950s, when he was a student at the University of Arizona School of Law. It was then that he purchased the first of what would develop into a collection of more than one thousand kachina dolls. In 1964 he acquired his first painting, Robert Chee's "Moccasin Game, " and he went on to expand his collection to reflect the diversity of Native American art forms. Inspired by his connections with other collectors, Bialac learned the importance of documenting, cataloging, and preserving his collection. In 2010 he bequeathed the collection to the University of Oklahoma, where the art will be displayed at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, as well as at other locations, including Bialac's native Arizona.
The Bialac Collection represents indigenous cultures across North America, especially the Pueblos of the Southwest, Navajos, Hopis, and many of the tribes of the Great Plains. It encompasses such important and innovative artists as Fred Kabotie, Alfonso Roybal, Fritz Scholder, Joe Hilario Herrera, Allan Houser, Jerome Tiger, Tonita Pena, Helen Hardin, Pablita Velarde, George Morrison, Walter Richard "Dick" West, and Patrick DesJarlait, all of whose work is featured in this volume.
Along with its rich sampling of works from the Bialac Collection, this catalogue offers informative essays by art historians, who draw on their areas of expertise to explain the significance of the artwork. The volume also features a foreword by David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma, a preface by Ghislain d'Humieres, Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and an introduction by Mary Jo Watson, Director of the School of Art and Art History.
Published in cooperation with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma

Iroquois Art, Power, and History (Hardcover): Neal B Keating Iroquois Art, Power, and History (Hardcover)
Neal B Keating
R1,285 Discovery Miles 12 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this richly illustrated book, Neal B. Keating explores Iroquois visual expression through more than five thousand years, from its emergence in ancient North America into the early twenty-first century. Drawing on extensive archival research and fieldwork with Iroquois artists and communities, Keating foregrounds the voices and visions of Iroquois peoples, revealing how they have continuously used visual expression to adapt creatively to shifting political and economic environments.

Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, peoples have long been the subjects of Western study. From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, European and Euro- American writers classified Iroquois works not as art but as culturally lower forms of expression. During the twentieth century, Western critics commonly rejected contemporary Native art both as art and as an "inauthentic" expression of Indianness. Keating exposes the false assumptions underlying these perceptions. Approaching his subject from the perspective of an anthropologist, he focuses on the social relations and processes that are indexed by Iroquois visual culture through time, and he shows how Iroquois images are deployed in colonized contexts.

As he traces the history of Iroquois art practice, Keating seeks a middle road between ethnohistorical approaches and the activist perspectives of contemporaryartists. He is one of the first scholars in Iroquois studies to emphasize painting, a popular art form among present-day Iroquois. He conceptualizes painting broadly, to include writing, incising, drawing, tattoo, body painting, photography, videography, and digital media. Featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white reproductions, this volume embraces a wide array of artworks in diverse media, prompting new appreciation--and deeper understanding--of Iroquois art and its historical and contemporary significance.

Storied Stone - Indian Rock Art of the Black Hills Country (Paperback, New): L. Sundstrom Storied Stone - Indian Rock Art of the Black Hills Country (Paperback, New)
L. Sundstrom
R483 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R99 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ancient petroglyphs and paintings on rocky cliffs and cave walls preserve the symbols and ideas of American Indian cultures. In this richly illustrated volume, expert Linea Sundstrom draws on more than twenty years of fieldwork in describing the age, cultural affiliation, and meaning of a wide variety of petroglyphs and rock paintings in the Black Hills country--from warriors' combat scenes and images related to girls' puberty rites to depictions of creation myths and sacred visions. Storied Stone presents new interpretations of this ancient art in a clear, straightforward writing style and provides detailed illustrations of petroglyphs and painted rock art otherwise unavailable to the public.

Silver Horn - Master Illustrator of the Kiowas (Hardcover): C.S. Green Silver Horn - Master Illustrator of the Kiowas (Hardcover)
C.S. Green
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Plains Indians were artists as well as warriors, and Silver Horn (1860-1940), a Kiowa artist from the early reservation period, may well have been the most prolific Plains Indian artist of all time.

Known also as Haungooah, his Kiowa name, Silver Horn was a man of remarkable skill and talent. Working in graphite, colored pencil, crayon, pen and ink, and watercolor on hide, muslin, and paper, he produced more than one thousand illustrations between 1870 and 1920. Silver Horn created an unparalleled visual record of Kiowa culture, from traditional images of warfare and coup counting to sensitive depictions of the sun dance, early Peyote religion, and domestic daily life. At the turn of the century, he helped translate nearly the entire corpus of Kiowa shield designs into miniaturized forms on buckskin models for Smithsonian ethnologist James Mooney.

Born in 1860 when huge bison herds still roamed the southern plains, Silver Horn grew up in southwestern Oklahoma. Son of a chief and member of an artistically gifted family, he witnessed traumatic changes as his people went from a free-roaming, buffalo-hunting culture to reservation life and, ultimately, to forced assimilation into white society. Although perceived as a troublemaker in midlife because of his staunch resistance to the forces of civilization, Silver Horn became to many a romantic example of the "real old-time Indian."

In this presentation of Silver Horn's work, showcasing 43 color and 116 black-and-white illustrations, Candace S. Greene provides a thorough biographical portrait of the artist and, through his work, assesses the concepts and roles of artists in Kiowa culture.

Red - Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013 (Paperback): Jennifer Complo McNutt, Ashley Holland Red - Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013 (Paperback)
Jennifer Complo McNutt, Ashley Holland; Foreword by John Vanausdall
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013," the eighth iteration of the Eiteljorg Museum's acclaimed biennial art series, documents the strength, drama, determination, and humor of contemporary Native art and the artists who create it. Celebrating the work of Invited Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (Coast Salish/Okanagan) and Eiteljorg Fellows Julie Buffalohead (Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Aleut), Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee), and Meryl McMaster (Plains Cree/Blackfoot), "Red" declares that any person who lives with the idea that Native people are vanishing, weak, or failing to thrive needs simply to look at their art.
Contributors:
heather ahtone (Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is the James T. Bialac Assistant Curator for Native American and Non-Western Art at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Dana Claxton (Lakota) is a video and performance artist whose projects form a subversive societal critique in time-based media that suit experimental storytelling.
Ashley Holland (Cherokee) is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Eiteljorg Museum.
Jennifer Complo McNutt is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Eiteljorg Museum and has been instrumental in the development and success of the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship since its inception in 1999.
Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation) is an artist who works within the shifting ideas around contemporary and traditional," "often with knowledge and skills that are conceptually linked to her interest in intersections between aboriginal and other cultures.

The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Hardcover): Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron... The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Hardcover)
Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron Price, W.Jackson Rushing, …
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A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eugene B. Adkins (1920-2006) spent nearly four decades acquiring his extraordinary collection of Native American and American southwestern art. His vast assemblage includes paintings, photographs, jewelry, baskets, textiles, and ceramics by many of the Southwest's most renowned artists and artisans. This stunning volume features full-color reproductions of significant works from the Adkins Collection, some of which are reproduced here for the first time.

Adkins began collecting in the 1960s, when American southwestern art enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Ultimately his holdings encompassed works by such distinguished American artists as Maynard Dixon, Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Charles Bird King, Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles M. Russell, and Joseph H. Sharp. In addition, Adkins was a passionate and prescient connoisseur of Native American art and artifacts, and his wide-ranging collection of works by Native artists includes paintings by T. C. Cannon, sculpture by Maria Martinez, and jewelry by Charles Loloma, all of which are represented in this book.

Along with its rich photographic sampling of works by Native and non-Native artists, "The Eugene B. Adkins Collection" offers informative essays by art historians and curators, whose areas of expertise coincide with Adkins's own interests. The volume also features a foreword by David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma, and a preface by Randall Suffolk, Director of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and Ghislain D'Humieres, Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. These two museums, which share a commitment to preserving Native American art and artifacts, are joint stewards of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection.

The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Paperback): Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron... The Eugene B. Adkins Collection - Selected Works (Paperback)
Jane Ford Aebersold, Christina E Burke, James Peck, B. Byron Price, W.Jackson Rushing, …
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eugene B. Adkins (1920-2006) spent nearly four decades acquiring his extraordinary collection of Native American and American southwestern art. His vast assemblage includes paintings, photographs, jewelry, baskets, textiles, and ceramics by many of the Southwest's most renowned artists and artisans. This stunning volume features full-color reproductions of significant works from the Adkins Collection, some of which are reproduced here for the first time.

Adkins began collecting in the 1960s, when American southwestern art enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Ultimately his holdings encompassed works by such distinguished American artists as Maynard Dixon, Dorothy Eugenie Brett, Charles Bird King, Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles M. Russell, and Joseph H. Sharp. In addition, Adkins was a passionate and prescient connoisseur of Native American art and artifacts, and his wide-ranging collection of works by Native artists includes paintings by T. C. Cannon, sculpture by Maria Martinez, and jewelry by Charles Loloma, all of which are represented in this book.

Along with its rich photographic sampling of works by Native and non-Native artists, "The Eugene B. Adkins Collection" offers informative essays by art historians and curators, whose areas of expertise coincide with Adkins's own interests. The volume also features a foreword by David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma, and a preface by Randall Suffolk, Director of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and Ghislain D'Humieres, Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. These two museums, which share a commitment to preserving Native American art and artifacts, are joint stewards of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection.

The Smart Neanderthal - Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution (Hardcover): Clive Finlayson The Smart Neanderthal - Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution (Hardcover)
Clive Finlayson
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Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a 'cognitive revolution' (C.50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens. As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately leading to the superiority of modern humans. Or so we thought. As Clive Finlayson explains, the latest advances in genetics prove that there was significant interbreeding between Modern Humans and the Neanderthals. All non-Africans today carry some Neanderthal genes. We have also discovered aspects of Neanderthal behaviour that indicate that they were not cognitively inferior to modern humans, as we once thought, and in fact had their own rituals and art. Finlayson, who is at the forefront of this research, recounts the discoveries of his team, providing evidence that Neanderthals caught birds of prey, and used their feathers for symbolic purposes. There is also evidence that Neanderthals practised other forms of art, as the recently discovered engravings in Gorham's Cave Gibraltar indicate. Linking all the recent evidence, The Smart Neanderthal casts a new light on the Neanderthals and the 'Cognitive Revolution'. Finlayson argues that there was no revolution and, instead, modern behaviour arose gradually and independently among different populations of Modern Humans and Neanderthals. Some practices were even adopted by Modern Humans from the Neanderthals. Finlayson overturns classic narratives of human origins, and raises important questions about who we really are.

The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire (Hardcover): John Pohl, Claire Lyons The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire (Hardcover)
John Pohl, Claire Lyons
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When the Aztec Empire emerged to dominate central Mexico from 1460 to 1519, vast amounts of tribute wealth flowed into the capital city of Tenochtitlan, enabling artists and architects to create sophisticated works on a monumental scale. Confronting a civilization without precedent, some Spanish conquistadors and missionaries looked to the classical past for explanations and parallels were drawn between two great empires--the Aztec and the Roman.
While many studies dwell on the Aztec gods and the bloody rituals performed in their honor, this groundbreaking book examines little-known episodes in which classicism mediated a dialogue both within and between Mesoamerica and Spain. The authors engage contemporary approaches to cross-cultural analogy, shedding light on the function of monumental arts and religious spectacles and consciously classicizing traditions within empires. A foreword by Leonardo Lopez Lujan, director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor, places the comparison of Aztec and Roman empires in historical context. The publication accompanies an exhibition celebrating the bicentennial of Mexican Independence on view from March 25 to July 5, 2010, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

Warhol and the West (Hardcover): Heather Ahtone, Faith Brower, Seth Hopkins Warhol and the West (Hardcover)
Heather Ahtone, Faith Brower, Seth Hopkins
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Even ardent fans of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) may be surprised to learn that the artist created a significant body of western work. In fact, Warhol was drawn to the lore and lure of the American West throughout his life. He was heavily influenced by the mythology and iconography of the American West, conveyed primarily through film and television, and revealed at various points in his life by toys, clothing, and travel. His lifelong fascination with the West culminated with his 1986 series Cowboys and Indians, a print portfolio that represents an important milestone in the artist's late career and a shift in the conception of contemporary western American art. One of the last major projects Warhol completed prior to his death, Cowboys and Indians received very little critical or public attention at the time of its release and remains one of the most understudied aspects of the artist's career. Warhol and the West explores for the first time the range of western imagery Warhol produced. New scholarship examines how Warhol's western work merges the artist's ubiquitous portrayal of celebrities with his interest in cowboys, American Indians, and other western motifs. His work in the western genre is immediately recognizable, impressive, daring, inspirational, and sometimes confrontational. This body of work furthers our understanding of how the American West infiltrates the public's imagination through contemporary art and popular culture. The major traveling exhibition includes more than 100 objects and works of art including source materials revealing Warhol's process. The accompanying catalogue will feature essays by heather ahtone of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (AICCM) in Oklahoma City, Faith Brower of the Tacoma Art Museum, and Seth Hopkins of the Booth Western American Art Museum, as well as 12 additional contributors: Tony Abeyta, Sonny Assu, Gregg Deal, Lara M. Evans, Michael R. Grauer, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Thomas S. Kalin, Gloria Lomahaftewa, Daryn A. Melvin, Andrew Patrick Nelson, Chelsea Weathers, and Rebecca West. Published in association with Tacoma Art Museum. Exhibition dates: Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA: August 25-December 31, 2019 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK: Spring 2020 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA: Summer 2020

Storied Stone - Indian Rock Art of the Black Hills Country (Hardcover, New): L. Sundstrom Storied Stone - Indian Rock Art of the Black Hills Country (Hardcover, New)
L. Sundstrom
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ancient petroglyphs and paintings on rocky cliffs and cave walls preserve the symbols and ideas of American Indian cultures. In this richly illustrated volume, expert Linea Sundstrom draws on more than twenty years of fieldwork in describing the age, cultural affiliation, and meaning of a wide variety of petroglyphs and rock paintings in the Black Hills country--from warriors' combat scenes and images related to girls' puberty rites to depictions of creation myths and sacred visions. Storied Stone presents new interpretations of this ancient art in a clear, straightforward writing style and provides detailed illustrations of petroglyphs and painted rock art otherwise unavailable to the public.

Hopituy (Paperback): Heather Ahtone, Mark T Bahti Hopituy (Paperback)
Heather Ahtone, Mark T Bahti
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A Totem Pole History - The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire (Hardcover): Pauline R. Hillaire A Totem Pole History - The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire (Hardcover)
Pauline R. Hillaire; Edited by Gregory P. Fields; Compiled by CHiXapkaid Michael Pavel
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Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894-1967) is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the twentieth century. In "A Totem Pole History," his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Scalla-Of the Killer Whale (b. 1929), who is herself a well-known cultural historian and conservator, tells the story of her father's life and the traditional and contemporary Lummi narratives that influenced his work.

"A Totem Pole History" contains seventy-six photographs, including Joe's most significant totem poles, many of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with great insight the stories, teachings, and history expressed by her father's totem poles. Eight contributors provide essays on Coast Salish art and carving, adding to the author's portrayal of Joe's philosophy of art in Salish life, particularly in the context of twentieth century intercultural relations.

This engaging volume provides an historical record to encourage Native artists and brings the work of a respected Salish carver to the attention of a broader audience.

Generations - The Helen Cox Kersting Collection of Southwestern Cultural Arts (Hardcover): James H. Nottage Generations - The Helen Cox Kersting Collection of Southwestern Cultural Arts (Hardcover)
James H. Nottage
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Lavishly illustrated, "Generations "celebrates the nearly 800 works of Native American art in The Helen Cox Kersting Collection, including pottery, jewelry, baskets, weavings, katsinas, and paintings. Representing the work of Native artists from the late 1800s to the present, the collection demonstrates the survival and flowering of work by Navajo, Pueblo, and other American Indian artists across the generations.

Helen Cox Kersting grew up in Illinois, but gained fame as an opera star in Europe. Kersting became a sophisticated collector of exceptional work by famed jewelers, such as Leo Poblano, John Gordon Leak, Charles Loloma, and Frank Dishta, and she was fascinated by the pottery of masters such as Maria Martinez, Lucy Lewis, Margaret Tafoya, and Nampeyo. Creations by leading Native artists today, including brilliant works by Veronica Poblano, Tammy Garcia, Grace Medicine Flower, Jacob Koopee, and Les Namingha, were added to the collection.

"Generations "presents a visual feast of Native arts of the American Southwest, with approximately 550 color plates. Essays by James H. Nottage, Diana F. Pardue (Heard Museum), and Bruce Bernstein (Santa Fe Indian Market) provide insights into the history of the collection.

Plains Indian Buffalo Cultures - Art from the Paul Dyck Collection (Hardcover): Emma I. Hansen Plains Indian Buffalo Cultures - Art from the Paul Dyck Collection (Hardcover)
Emma I. Hansen; Foreword by Arthur Amiotte
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African Art as Philosophy - Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude (Hardcover): Souleymane Bachir Diagne African Art as Philosophy - Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude (Hardcover)
Souleymane Bachir Diagne; Translated by Chike Jeffers
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Leopold Sedar Senghor (1906-2001) was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal. "In African Art as Philosophy," Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to reading Senghor's influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson's idea that in order to understand philosophers one must find the initial intuition from which every aspect of their work develops. In the case of Senghor, Diagne argues that his primordial intuition is that African art is a philosophy.

To further this point, Diagne looks at what Senghor called the "1889 Revolution," and the influential writers and publications of that time--specifically, Nietzsche and Rimbaud, as well as Bergson's "Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness." The 1889 Revolution, Senghor claims, is what led him to the understanding of the "Vitalism" at the core of African religions and beliefs that found expression in the arts.

This book offers a distinct, incisive look at an important figure in African literature and politics that will be welcomed by scholars in African Studies and philosophy.

Native North American Art (Paperback, New): Janet Catherine Berlo, Ruth B. Phillips Native North American Art (Paperback, New)
Janet Catherine Berlo, Ruth B. Phillips
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This exciting new investigation explores the rich variety of indigenous arts in the US and Canada from the early pre-contact period to the present day. It shows the importance of the visual arts in maintaining the integrity of spiritual, social, political, and economic systems within Native North American societies and examines such issues as gender, representation, the colonial encounter, and contemporary arts. Basketry, wood and rock carvings, dance masks, and beadwork, are discussed alongside the paintings and installations of modern artists such as Robert Davidson, Emmi Whitehorse, and Alex Janvier.

Hemba (Hardcover): Luigi Spina, Contantine Petridis Hemba (Hardcover)
Luigi Spina, Contantine Petridis
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Expressing one of many Luba sub-styles, the tall, standing male figures created by master carvers of the Hemba culture in southeastern Congo since at least the mid-1800s arguably rank among the noblest sculptural depictions of the human figure in sub-Saharan Africa. With their serene gaze and meditative expression, they exude a tranquility and dignity that befits these idealised likenesses memorialising esteemed leaders of the past. Infused with a life-force or vital energy, these spirit-invested objects were able to communicate between the living and the dead. Thanks to their inner power they had the capacity to impact the material sphere by allowing the ancestors to positively influence the well-being of their surviving relatives. In this publication, through the perceptive lens of art photographer Luigi Spina, we discover nine of the most accomplished Hemba creations whose classical style has triggered comparisons with some kouroi sculptures of ancient Greece. Spina's photographic interpretations help us understand why these proportionally balanced and symmetrically conceived ancestral figures have earned the admiration of African art lovers around the world. These personal readings of the beloved Hemba commemorative portraits also confirm why these sensitive renderings of the human anatomy deserve inclusion in the universal history of artistic creativity and a place in Andre Malraux's 'Museum Without Walls'. Text in English and French.

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