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Native North American Art

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An innovative survey of Native North American art history which fully incorporates substantive new research and scholarship, and examines such issues as gender, representation, the colonial encounter, and contemporary arts. By encompassing both the sacred and secular, political and domestic, the ceremonial and commercial, it shows the importance of the visual arts in maintaining the integrity of spiritual, social , political, and economic systems within Native North American societies. This exciting new investigation explores the indigenous arts of the US and Canada from the early pre-contact period to the present day, stressing the conceptual and iconographic continuities over five centuries and across an immensely diverse range of regions. The richness of Native American art is emphasized through discussions of basketry, wood and rock carvings, dance masks, and beadwork, alongside the contemporary vitality of paintings and installations by modern artists such as Robert Davidson, Emmi Whitehorse, and Alex Janvier. 'the best guide yet to understanding the complexities of Native North American art ...a solidly ground, sophisticated history, combining art history, anthropology, and cultural studies . ..splendidly well-written ...useful and timely.' Gerald McMaster, Curator of Art, Canadian Museum of Civilizationshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 167.64 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 725.74g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 53 colour plates, numerous black and white halftones, 16 line drawings, 8 maps
  • 0192842188
  • 9780192842183
  • 554,333

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an intense and richly detailed treatment of the complex nature of Native American art ... These devoted scholars have done a remarkable and brilliant job with elan and confidence. * Professor Arthur Amiotte, Lakota artist and historian * the best guide yet to understanding the complexities of Native North American art ... a splendidly well-written sophisticated history, combining art history, anthropology, and cultural studies * Gerald McMaster, Curator of Art, Canadian Museum of Civilization *show more

About Janet Catherine Berlo

Janet Catherine Berlo is the Susan B. Anthony Chair of Gender and Women's Studies and Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester, New York. Ruth B. Phillips is Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Fine Art and Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canadashow more

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to the Indigenous Arts of North America ; 2. The Southwest ; 3. The East ; 4. The West ; 5. The North ; 6. The Northwest Coast ; 7. The Twentieth Century: Trends in Modern Native Art ; Notes, List of Illustrations, Bibliographic Essay, Timeline, Indexshow more

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