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Thames & Hudson

Native Arts of North America (Updated)

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Title: Native Arts of North America (Updated)
Author: Christian F Feest
ISBN: 9780500202623
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 1992
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Indigenous Studies 1476105

Publisher Description:
The craftsmanship of native North American peoples is now regarded as art of a high order, yet not until the early twentieth century did it become the subject of aesthetic discussion. The varied and vital forms of Indian artifacts--from the totem poles of the Northwest Coast to the rock engravings of the Anasazi--create an extraordinary record of native traditions and their subtle interactions with European influence. Classifying surviving works by material and technique, the author covers a huge field--a thousand tribes and about 200 languages. The works described and illustrated range from an Arapaho Ghost Dance dress to Buffalo Meat's self-portrait, from Seminole applique work of the 1890s to a Tlingit spoon carved from mountain goat horn; all of them works of art that testify to a vast field of human achievement. 193 illus., 20 in color.