Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
Bold, inventive 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.
In Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast, Hilary Stewart introduces the elements of style; interprets the myths and legends which shape the motifs; and defines and illustrates the stylistic differences between the major cultural groupings.
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maggie1944 - LibraryThing
I found this book to be very helpful in looking at the art of the pacific northwest coast native populations. I appreciated the deconstruction which helped me identify various animals found in some of the more abstract pieces. I recommend this book highly. Read full review
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