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Looking at Indian art of the Northwest Coast / Hilary Stewart.


Seattle : University of Washington Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0295956453, 9780295956459

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Subjects Art indien d'Amérique -- Nord-Ouest, Côte (Amérique du Nord)
Estampes indiennes d'Amérique -- Nord-Ouest, Côte (Amérique du Nord)
Indian art -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Indian art.
Indian prints -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Indian prints.
North America -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Description 111 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 110) and index.
Summary Bold, inventive and highly graphic, the indigenous art of the Northwest Coast is distinguished 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 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.--From publisher description.
Contents The two-dimensional art -- The basic components: Form line -- Ovoid -- Inner ovoid -- U form -- split U form -- S form -- Anatomical features: Body -- Eyes -- Nose -- Ears -- Eyebrows -- Tongue -- Arms, legs, hands, feet, claws -- Bird feathers, tails and wings -- Structural Variations: Split figures -- Transformation figures -- A design fitted to a given shape -- Identification of design motifs: Whale -- Bear -- Wolf -- Mountain goat -- Otter -- Beaver -- Sea lion -- Seal -- Eagle -- Raven -- Hawk -- Hummingbird -- Loon -- Owl -- Thunderbird -- Frog -- Sisiutl -- Salmon -- Dogfish -- Halibut -- Red snapper -- Bullhead -- Sea monster -- Mosquito -- Sun -- Moon -- Box designs -- Human -- Cultural styles: Coast Salish -- West coast (Nootka) -- Kwagiutl -- 'Ksan -- Haida -- Tlingit.
Artists cited in index: Frank Charlie (Kwya Tseeck Tchuss Miyuh) -- Joe David -- Robert Davidson -- Amos Dawson (Chief Ne-Ka-Penkum) -- Beau Dick -- Freda Diesing -- Charles Edenshaw -- Stan Greene -- Walter Harris -- Sharon Hitchcock -- Calvin Hunt -- Henry Hunt -- Richard Hunt -- Tony Hunt -- Hupquatchew (Ron Hamilton) -- Phil Janzé -- Gerry Marks -- Mungo Martin -- Ken Mowatt -- Earl Muldoe -- Tim Paul -- Bill Reid -- Larry Rosso (Sisakolas) -- Ron Sebastian -- Robert Sebastian -- Jerry Smith -- Russell Smith (Awasatlas) -- Vernon Stephens -- Art Sterritt -- Neil Sterritt -- Norman Tait -- Art Thompson -- Roy Henry Vickers -- Clarence Wells -- Don Yeomans.
Geographic Area West (U.S.)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4641568
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Stewart, Hilary, 1924-
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