Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

by Cheryl Shearar

Paperback, 2000

Status

Available

Publication

University of Washington Press (2000), Edition: 2nd, 192 pages

Description

"Understanding Northwest Coast Art introduces the reader to the artworks produced by the Native cultures of the Northwest Coast, featuring a dictionary-style reference guide to the symbols, crests and beings depicted in works of art; brief descriptions of design conventions, design elements and the different art styles of Northwest Coast cultural groups; an explanation of the interconnections between art, myth and ceremony in the life of the culture; and 65 reproductions of contemporary artworks, archival photos and design elements to aid identification of subjects and themes."--Jacket.

Language

Original language

English

Barcode

5968

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