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Petroglyphs, Pictographs, and Projections - Native American Rock Art in the Contemporary Cultural Landscape (Paperback):... Petroglyphs, Pictographs, and Projections - Native American Rock Art in the Contemporary Cultural Landscape (Paperback)
Richard A. Rogers
R708 R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Save R71 (10%) Out of stock

Recent decades have seen an upsurge in visitation to rock art sites as well as an increase in commercial reproduction of rock art and attempts to understand the meaning and function of that art within the indigenous cultures that produced it. What motivates this growing interest and what do these interpretations and appropriations of Native American petroglyphs and pictographs reveal about contemporary cultural dynamics? Focusing on the southwestern U.S., this book critically examines the contemporary implications of the interpretation, appropriation, commodification, and management of indigenous rock art. Neither archaeological interpretations nor commercial reproductions of rock art operate in a cultural vacuum. Both the motivation to seek out rock art and the specific meanings attached to it are deeply embedded in narratives about Native Americans already created by anthropologists, archaeologists, photographers, novelists, film and television producers, the tourism industry, and New Age discourse. For those interested in rock art as a window into indigenous cultures of the past, our contemporary projections of meanings are of great concern. Applying the tools of critical/cultural studies to both academic and popular discourse, Rogers explores the implications of such projections for rock art studies, contemporary gender dynamics, and the neocolonial relationship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans.

Aby Warburg - Bilder aus dem Gebiet der Pueblo-Indianer in Nord-Amerika - Vortrage und Fotografien (German, Hardcover): Uwe... Aby Warburg - Bilder aus dem Gebiet der Pueblo-Indianer in Nord-Amerika - Vortrage und Fotografien (German, Hardcover)
Uwe Fleckner
R1,784 R1,530 Discovery Miles 15 300 Save R254 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In September 1895, Aby Warburg started out on his journey to the USA, which proved to be momentous for him as well as for the scientific discipline of art history. The results of his cultural-anthropological research ("Snake Ritual"), which he presented in lectures in 1897 and at the Kreuzlingen Sanatorium in 1923, are for the first time presented in reliable transcriptions, including all image documents. In addition to about 200 photographs by Warburg, covering subjects such as the Pueblo Indians'dance rituals, this edition offers the complete catalogue of his collection of Indian artefacts. With detailed comments, and explanations of that journey, the volume shows how Warburg uses the exploration of the Hopi culture for the cultural psychological self-reflection of a European scientist.

Native North American Art (Paperback, 2nd edition): Janet Catherine Berlo, Ruth B. Phillips Native North American Art (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Janet Catherine Berlo, Ruth B. Phillips
R2,017 Discovery Miles 20 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This lively introductory survey of indigenous North American arts from ancient times to the present explores both the shared themes and imagery found across the continent and the distinctive traditions of each region. Focusing on the richness of artwork created in the US and Canada, Native North American Art, Second Edition, discusses 3,000 years of architecture, wood and rock carvings, basketry, dance masks, clothing and more. The expanded text discusses twentieth- and twenty-first-century arts in all media including works by James Luna, Kent Monkman, Nadia Myre, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Will Wilson, and many more. Authors Berlo and Phillips incorporate new research and scholarship, examining such issues as art and ethics, gender, representation, and the colonial encounter. By bringing into one conversation the seemingly separate realms of the sacred and the secular, the political and the domestic, and the ceremonial and the commercial, Native North American Art shows how visual arts not only maintain the integrity of spiritual and social systems within Native North American societies, but have long been part of a cross-cultural experience as well.

Grass Roots - African Origins of an American Art (Paperback): Dale Rosengarten, Theodore Rosengarten, Enid Schildkrout Grass Roots - African Origins of an American Art (Paperback)
Dale Rosengarten, Theodore Rosengarten, Enid Schildkrout
R791 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R94 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Through the prism of America's most enduring African-inspired art form, the Lowcountry basket, Grass Roots guides readers across 300 years of American and African history. In scholarly essays and beautiful photographs, Grass Roots follows the coiled basket along its transformation on two continents from a simple farm tool once used for processing grain to a work of art and a central symbol of African and African American identity. Featuring images of the stunning work of contemporary basket makers from South Carolina to South Africa, as well as historic photographs that document the artistic heritage of the southern United States, Grass Roots appears at a moment when public recognition of the Gullah/Geechee heritage is encouraging a reexamination of Africa's contribution to American civilization. Working with basket makers from Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, historian Dale Rosengarten has been studying African-American baskets for over 20 years and brings her research up-to-date with interviews of artists and the results of recent historical inquiry. Anthropologist Enid Schildkrout draws on her research in West Africa and museum collections around the world to explore the African antecedents of Lowcountry basketry. Geographer Judith A. Carney discusses the origins of rice in Africa and reveals how enslaved Africans brought to America not only rice seeds but, just as important, the technical know-how that turned southern coastal forests and swamps into incredibly profitable rice plantations. Historian Peter H. Wood discusses the many skills that enslaved Africans contributed to the settlement of the Old South and at the same time used to resist the conditions of their servitude. John Michael Vlach, a leading authority on African American folk art, discusses the history of visual depictions of plantation life. Fath Davis Ruffins, a specialist on the imagery of popular culture, sheds light on the history embedded in old photographs of African Americans in the Charleston area. Cultural historian Jessica B. Harris explores the tradition of rice in American cooking and the enduring African influences in the southern kitchen. Anthropologist and art historian Sandra Klopper sketches the history of coiled basketry in South Africa, illuminating its evolution from utilitarian craft to fine art, parallel to developments in America. Anthropologist J. Lorand Matory traces the changing meanings of Gullah/Geechee identity and discusses its appearance as a significant force on the American cultural scene today. Dale Rosengarten is curator of special collections at the College of Charleston library. Theodore Rosengarten teaches history at the College of Charlestona and University of South Carolina. Enid Schildkrout is chief curator and director of exhibitions and publications at the Museum for African Art, New York.

North American Indian Arts (Paperback, Updated ed.): Andrew Hunter Whiteford North American Indian Arts (Paperback, Updated ed.)
Andrew Hunter Whiteford; Illustrated by Owen Vernon Shaffer
R142 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R9 (6%) Out of stock

This 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 tribes, and the fine materials produced, provides a key to understanding the rich diversity of native cultures. Replete with information and full-color illustrations, this handsome guide will be useful to students of American cultural history.

Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.

Double Vision - Art Histories and Colonial Histories in the Pacific (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas, Diane Losche Double Vision - Art Histories and Colonial Histories in the Pacific (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas, Diane Losche
R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Taking as its departure point Bernard Smith's classic study, European Vision and the South Pacific (1960), Double Vision explores the ambivalences of European perceptions of the Pacific and juxtaposes them with the indigenous visual cultures that challenge Western assumptions about art and representation. Double Vision addresses these larger interpretive questions through case studies of the cultures of voyages, colonial art, and indigenous affirmations of identity. It suggests that images and texts can be combined through a new practice of innovative, visually oriented cultural history. This approach yields a fresh understanding of history, colonialism and culture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Double Vision is a challenging combination of visual and textual inquiry, and its outstanding list of contributors offers a fresh perspective on art and history in the Pacific.

Itee Pootoogook - Hymns to the Silence (Inuktitut, Hardcover): Nancy Campbell Itee Pootoogook - Hymns to the Silence (Inuktitut, Hardcover)
Nancy Campbell
R947 R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Save R296 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Itee Pootoogook belonged to a new generation of Inuit artists who are transforming and reshaping the creative traditions that were successfully pioneered by their parents and grandparents in the second half of the 20th century.A meticulous draughtsman who worked with graphite and coloured pencil, Itee depicted buildings in Kinngait that incorporated a perspectival view, a relatively recent practice influenced by his training as a carpenter and his interest in photography. His portraits of acquaintances and family members similarly bear witness to the contemporary North. Whether he depicts them at work or resting, his subjects are engaged in a range of activities from preparing carcasses brought in from hunting to playing music or contemplating the landscape of the North.Itee was also an inventive landscapist. Many of his finest Arctic scenes emphasize the open horizon that separates land from sky and the ever-shifting colours of the Arctic. Rendering the variable light of the landscape with precision, he brought a level of attention that contributed, over time, to his style.Featuring more than 100 images and essays by curators, art historians, and contemporary artists, Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to Silence celebrates the creative spirit of an innovative artist. It is the first publication devoted exclusively to his art.

Colouring It Forward - Decouvrez l'Art et la Sagesse des Pieds-Noirs - Un Livre d'oeuvres Autochtones a Colorier... Colouring It Forward - Decouvrez l'Art et la Sagesse des Pieds-Noirs - Un Livre d'oeuvres Autochtones a Colorier (French, Paperback)
Diana Frost; Text written by Camille Pablo Russell; Illustrated by Ryan Jason Allen Willert
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beyond Tradition - Contemporary Indian Art and Its Evolution (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Lois Essary Jacka Beyond Tradition - Contemporary Indian Art and Its Evolution (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Lois Essary Jacka; Illustrated by Clara Lee Tanner; Photographs by Jerry D. Jacka; Jerry D. Jacka
R873 R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Save R157 (18%) Out of stock

Winner of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Western Heritage Award as outstanding art book of 1988, Beyond Tradition features creations in all media by more than 135 Native artists, and is cherished by collectors, instructors, and admirers of Native American art.

Hopi Silver - The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing (Paperback, 5th ed.): Margaret Nickelson Wright Hopi Silver - The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing (Paperback, 5th ed.)
Margaret Nickelson Wright
R320 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R50 (16%) Out of stock

More complete and user-friendly than ever, this fifth edition includes over four hundred silversmiths and their hallmarks, with a new list arranged by type of hallmark making it even easier to locate the jewelers. Hopi Silver has proven to be the most comprehensive guide on the subject.

Navajo Folk Art - The People Speak (Paperback, illustrated edition): Chuck Rosenak, Jan Rosenak Navajo Folk Art - The People Speak (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Chuck Rosenak, Jan Rosenak
R322 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R49 (15%) Out of stock

The value and exposure of this art form has increased dramatically, igniting the interests of everyone from art collectors and museum curators to casual buyers looking for unique adornments for their homes. This is the comprehensive source on Navajo folk art.

Souls Grown Deep, v. 1 - African-American Vernacular Art of the South (Hardcover): William Arnett, Paul Arnett Souls Grown Deep, v. 1 - African-American Vernacular Art of the South (Hardcover)
William Arnett, Paul Arnett
R2,241 R1,744 Discovery Miles 17 440 Save R497 (22%) Out of stock

The first comprehensive overview of an important genre of American art, Souls Grown Deep explores the visual-arts genius of the black South. This first work in a multivolume study introduces 40 African-American self-taught artists, who, without significant formal training, often employ the most unpretentious and unlikely materials. Like blues and jazz artists, they create powerful statements amplifying the call for freedom and vision.

Loloma: Beauty Is His Name - Beauty Is His Name (Hardcover): Martha Hopkins Streuver, Jonathan Batkin, Cheri Falkenstien-Doyle Loloma: Beauty Is His Name - Beauty Is His Name (Hardcover)
Martha Hopkins Streuver, Jonathan Batkin, Cheri Falkenstien-Doyle
R1,255 R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Save R284 (23%) Out of stock
Stability and Change in Guale Indian Pottery, 1300-1702 (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Rebecca A. Saunders Stability and Change in Guale Indian Pottery, 1300-1702 (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Rebecca A. Saunders
R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Out of stock

By studying the ceramic traditions of the Guale Indians, Rebecca Saunders provides evidence of change in Native American lifeways from prehistory through European contact and the end of the Mission period. The Guale were among the first southeastern groups to come into contact with Spanish and French colonists, and they adapted various strategies in order to ensure their own social survival. That adaptation is reflected, Saunders shows, in the changing attributes of pottery recovered on archaeological sites on the coasts of Georgia and Florida.

Saunders traces the evolution of Guale pottery from the late prehistoric Irene phase through the Mission period at the three archaeological sites. She uses both technological and stylistic attributes to monitor change, paying particular attention to changes in execution and frequency of the filfot cross -- a stylized cross that is a symbol of Guale cosmology. The frequency of this symbol in different ceramic components, according to Saunders, is a measure of change in the worldview of the missionized Guale. Although the symbol abruptly changed after the first Spanish contact, it showed remarkable stability through the Mission period, suggesting that traditional craft training and production remained strong despite high mortality rates and frequent relocation.

Only after 1684, when the Guale were relocated to Amelia Island in present-day Florida, did the use of the cross motif decline, suggesting that the Guale who remained in Spanish territory may have conceived of their place in the cosmos differently from their forebears or their contemporaries who fled to the interior.

Speaking with the Ancestors - Mississippian Stone Statuary of the Tennessee-Cumberland Region (Hardcover): Kevin E. Smith,... Speaking with the Ancestors - Mississippian Stone Statuary of the Tennessee-Cumberland Region (Hardcover)
Kevin E. Smith, James V. Miller
R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Out of stock

When European explorers began their initial forays into southeastern North America in the 16th and 17th centuries they encountered what they called temples and shrines of native peoples, often decorated with idols in human form made of wood, pottery, or stone. The idols were fascinating to write about, but having no value to explorers searching for gold or land, there are no records of these idols being transported to the Old World, and mention of them seems to cease about the 1700s. However, with the settling of the fledgling United States in the 1800s, farming colonists began to unearth stone images in human form from land formerly inhabited by the native peoples. With little access to the records of the 16th and 17th centuries, debate and speculation abounded by the public and scholars alike concerning their origin and meaning.During the last twenty years the authors have researched over 88 possible examples of southeastern Mississippian stone statuary, dating as far back as 1,000 years ago, and discovered along the river valleys of the interior Southeast. Independently and in conjunction, they have measured, analyzed, photographed, and traced the known history of the 42 that appear in this volume. Compiling the data from both early documents and public and private collections, the authors remind us that the statuary should not be viewed in isolation, but rather as regional expressions of a much broader body of art, ritual, and belief.

Rock Art of the Caribbean (Hardcover): Michele H. Hayward, Lesley-Gail Atkinson, Michael A. Cinquino Rock Art of the Caribbean (Hardcover)
Michele H. Hayward, Lesley-Gail Atkinson, Michael A. Cinquino
R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Out of stock

This compilation, by an international grouping of scholars, focuses on the nature of Caribbean rock art or rock graphics and makes clear the region's substantial and distinctive rock art tradition. Thorough and comparative, it includes data on the history of rock graphic research, the nature of the assemblages (image numbers, types, locations), and the legal, conservation, and research status of the image sites. Chapters on these topics cover research on the islands of Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Aruba, and Bonaire. The prehispanic rock art and other ceremonial structures and artifacts, along with enthnohistorical accounts of the region at Contact, projected backward in time, all point to an active ritual and ceremonial life involving commoners, religious specialists, and elites in differing and interconnected roles and for diverse purposes. The selective use of common rock graphic design and physical elements can be seen in the distribution and execution of the carved and painted images. Pecked, ground, abraded, and scratched petroglyphs, along with pictographs done frequently in red, black, white and orange hues are found on a range of rock surfaces including limestones, granites, diorites, and andesites. Caves/rock shelters and rock formations associated with water sources (water ways, pools, ocean) account for the two most common locations, followed by ball court sites, inland rock outcroppings and beach rock. In addition to specific area presentations, the work includes a review of recent advances in Caribbean rock graphic studies including dating and interpretative models; the application of a new documentation method and resulting computer manipulation advantages; a conservation project in Jamaica that has implications for the preservation and interpretation of the site; and a proposed dating sequence for the Lesser AntilleanWindward Islands.

Catawba Indian Pottery - The Survival of a Folk Tradition (Paperback): Thomas J. Blumer Catawba Indian Pottery - The Survival of a Folk Tradition (Paperback)
Thomas J. Blumer; Foreword by William Harris; Contributions by J.Anthony Paredes
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Out of stock

When Europeans encountered them, the Catawba Indians were living along the river and throughout the valley that carries their name near the present North Carolina-South Carolina border. Archaeologists later collected and identified categories of pottery types belonging to the historic Catawba and extrapolated an association with their protohistoric and prehistoric predecessors. In this volume, Thomas Blumer traces the construction techniques of those documented ceramics to the lineage of their probable present-day master potters - or, in other words, he traces the Catawba pottery traditions. By mining data from archives and the oral traditions of contemporary potters, Blumer reconstructs sales circuits regularly traveled by Catawba peddlers and thereby illuminates unresolved questions regarding trade routes in the protohistoric period. In addition, the author details particular techniques of the representative potters - factors such as clay selection, tool use, decoration, and firing techniques - which influence their styles. In assessing the work, David G. Moore, of Warren Wilson College, states, ""This book represents an enormous body of work concerned with a significant topic - the persistence of the Catawba Indian pottery tradition. Using his extensive fieldwork and a narrative presentation, the author juxtaposes the evolving ceramic technology with a fascinating discussion of the role of pottery in changing Catawba economy from the 18th and continuing into the 21st century.

The Rock-Art of Eastern North America - Capturing Images and Insight (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Carol Diaz-Granados, James R. Duncan The Rock-Art of Eastern North America - Capturing Images and Insight (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Carol Diaz-Granados, James R. Duncan
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Out of stock

Showcases the wealth of new research on sacred imagery found in 12 states and 4 Canadian provinces.

In archaeology, rock-art--any long-lasting marking made on a natural surface--is similar to material culture (pottery and tools) because it provides a record of human activity and ideology at that site. Petroglyphs, pictographs, and dendroglyphs (tree carvings) have been discovered and recorded throughout the eastern woodlands of North America on boulders, bluffs, and trees, in caves and in rock shelters. These cultural remnants scattered on the landscape can tell us much about the belief systems of the inhabitants that left them behind.

"The Rock-Art of Eastern North America" brings together 20 papers from recent research at sites in eastern North America, where humidity and the actions of weather, including acid rain, can be very damaging over time. Contributors to this volume range from professional archaeologists and art historians to avocational archaeologists, including a surgeon, a lawyer, two photographers, and an aerospace engineer. They present information, drawings, and photographs of sites ranging from the Seven Sacred Stones in Iowa to the Bald Friar Petroglyphs of Maryland and from the Lincoln Rise Site in Tennessee to the Nisula Site in Quebec.

Discussions of the significance of artist gender, the relationship of rock-art to mortuary caves, and the suggestive link to the peopling of the continent are particularly notable contributions. Discussions include the history, ethnography, recording methods, dating, and analysis of the subject sites and integrate these with the known archaeological data.

Speaking with the Ancestors - Mississippian Stone Statuary of the Tennessee-Cumberland Region (Paperback): Kevin E. Smith,... Speaking with the Ancestors - Mississippian Stone Statuary of the Tennessee-Cumberland Region (Paperback)
Kevin E. Smith, James V. Miller
R889 Discovery Miles 8 890 Out of stock

When European explorers began their initial forays into southeastern North America in the 16th and 17th centuries they encountered what they called temples and shrines of native peoples, often decorated with idols in human form made of wood, pottery, or stone. The idols were fascinating to write about, but having no value to explorers searching for gold or land, there are no records of these idols being transported to the Old World, and mention of them seems to cease about the 1700s. However, with the settling of the fledgling United States in the 1800s, farming colonists began to unearth stone images in human form from land formerly inhabited by the native peoples. With little access to the records of the 16th and 17th centuries, debate and speculation abounded by the public and scholars alike concerning their origin and meaning.During the last twenty years the authors have researched over 88 possible examples of southeastern Mississippian stone statuary, dating as far back as 1,000 years ago, and discovered along the river valleys of the interior Southeast. Independently and in conjunction, they have measured, analyzed, photographed, and traced the known history of the 42 that appear in this volume. Compiling the data from both early documents and public and private collections, the authors remind us that the statuary should not be viewed in isolation, but rather as regional expressions of a much broader body of art, ritual, and belief.

Making Pictures in Stone - American Indian Rock Art of the Northeast (Paperback): Edward J. Lenik Making Pictures in Stone - American Indian Rock Art of the Northeast (Paperback)
Edward J. Lenik
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Out of stock

The Indians of northeastern North America are known to us primarily through reports and descriptions written by European explorers, clergy, and settlers, and through archaeological evidence. An additional invaluable source of information is the interpretation of rock art images and their relationship to native peoples for recording practical matters or information, as expressions of their legends and spiritual traditions, or as simple doodling or graffiti. The images in this book connect us directly to the Indian peoples of the Northeast, mainly Algonkian tribes inhabiting eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and the lower Potomac River Valley, New York, New Jersey, the six New England States, and Atlantic Canada. Lenik provides a full range of rock art appearances in the study area, including some dendroglyphs, pictographs, and a selection of portable rock objects. By providing a full analysis and synthesis of the data, including the types and distribution of the glyphs, and interpretations of their meaning to the native peoples, Lenik reveals a wealth of new information on the culture and lifeways of the Indians of the Northeast.

Ndebele - The Art of an African Tribe (Paperback, New edition): Ndebele - The Art of an African Tribe (Paperback, New edition)
R782 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R72 (9%) Out of stock

For generations, the women of the South African Ndebele tribe have produced a rich, living art. They continue to do so today, conjuring up on the walls of their houses a world of spontaneous forms with intricate beadwork and wall painting. Their dynamic compositions and blazing colors show a bold graphic quality that makes them appear stunningly fresh and modern.

Margaret Courtney-Clarke spent five years visiting the Ndebele and recording their art. Her work on this book began long before the political upheavals following the end of apartheid and the coming to power of the black majority in South Africa. The Ndebele from the southern Transvaal, whose art is documented here, were violently displaced and forcibly resettled in the newly created KwaNdebele homeland. During her later visits Courtney-Clarke discovered that more and more of her favorite paintings had decayed or disappeared after the family had either moved away or been forcibly resettled. The result in several cases is that her photographs are the only surviving documents of some of the most impressive of Ndebele artworks.

These photographs bear witness to a people who, despite unspeakable suffering, have continued to decorate their surroundings with breathtaking brilliance and passion.

Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau - Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media (Hardcover): Carmen L Robertson Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau - Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media (Hardcover)
Carmen L Robertson
R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Out of stock

Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau examines the complex identities assigned to Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau. Was he an uneducated artist plagued by alcoholism and homelessness? Was Morrisseau a shaman artist who tapped a deep spiritual force? Or was he simply one of Canada's most significant artists? Carmen L. Robertson charts both the colonial attitudes and the stereotypes directed at Morrisseau and otherIndigenous artists in Canada's national press. Robertson also examines Morrisseau's own shaping of his image. An internationally known and award-winning artist from a remote area of northwestern Ontario, Morrisseau founded an art movement known as Woodland Art developed largely from Indigenous and personal creative elements. Still, until his retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in 2006, many Canadians knew almost nothing about Morrisseau's work. Using discourse analysis methods, Robertson looks at news stories, magazine articles, and film footage, ranging from Morrisseau's first solo exhibition at Toronto's Pollock Gallery in 1962 until his death in 2007 to examine the cultural assumptions that have framed Morrisseau.

Art of the American Indian Frontier - A Portfolio (Paperback, New): Detroit Institute of Arts Art of the American Indian Frontier - A Portfolio (Paperback, New)
Detroit Institute of Arts; David W. Penney
R479 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R87 (18%) Out of stock

The art contained in this portfolio-all from the renowned Chandler-Pohrt Collection-includes colorful men's and women's clothing, buckskin and porcupine quill bags, woven sashes, jewelry, smoking pipes, and other decorative and ceremonial objects, all made between 1800 and 1920. The design and craftsmanship are witness to the creative spirit that endured even in the face of continual governmental attempts at forced assimilation. Replete with twenty-four beautifully printed, unbound, full-color plates, Art of the American Indian Frontier opens the door to the rich world of North American Woodlands and Plains Indian art.

North by Northeast - Wabanaki, Akwesane Mohawk, and Tuscarora Traditional Arts (Paperback, Paperback): Kathleen Mundell North by Northeast - Wabanaki, Akwesane Mohawk, and Tuscarora Traditional Arts (Paperback, Paperback)
Kathleen Mundell
R411 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R26 (6%) Out of stock

For generations, Native American traditional artists in the Northeast have passed on their culture through beadwork, basketry, canoe making, wood carving, and quilting. Through the work and words of over thirty-five traditional artists living and working primarily in Maine and New York, North by Northeast explores these artists' connection to place, tradition, and cultural identity. A tribute to the resourcefulness and creativity of contemporary practicing artists from the Wabanaki, Akwesasne Mohawk, and Tuscarora tribes, the book is beautifully illustrated with the work of photographers Cedric Chatterley, Peggy McKenna, Jere DeWaters, and Peter Dembski. Folklorist Kathleen Mundell has been working with Native American traditional artists for over fifteen years. Her collaboration with Maine's Native American basketmakers resulted in a multi-tribal effort to preserve the ash basketry tradition and in the creation of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance. North by Northeast will also

Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry - The Art, the Artists, the History (Paperback): Alexander Dawkins Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry - The Art, the Artists, the History (Paperback)
Alexander Dawkins; Foreword by Corrine Hunt
R512 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R41 (8%) Out of stock
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