Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast (Paperback)

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast By Hilary Stewart Cover Image

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast (Paperback)


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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 indispensable and 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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780295956459
ISBN-10: 0295956453
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1979
Pages: 112
Language: English