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North American Indian Art
Artistic traditions of indigenous North America are explored in a study that draws on the testimonies of oral tradition, Native American history, and North American archaeology, focusing on the artists themselves and their cultural identities. Original.
Charles Edenshaw
Explores the legacy of an iconic figure in Canadian traditional and Haida art, with the largest collection of his best carvings in wood, silver and argillite. It includes discussions on the history of Haida art, current issues surrounding the style and interviews with some of Edenshaw's decendents and contemporary artists like Raymond Boisjoly.
Art of the Andes: From Chavin to Inca
An introduction to Andean art and architecture that describes the varied artistic achievements of the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Nasca, Chimu and Inca cultures, among others. It deals with the discoveries and advances in the field.
Navaho Weaving: Its Technique and History
Aboriginal Art
Showcases the work of Australia's indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. This book provides information about the impact of urban living, the growth of local art centres which support the work of indigenous artists, and the rise of women artists.
Harlem: Found Ways
Harlem: Found Ways burnishes Harlem's luster but never attempts to smooth its rough edges. Multimedia works explore the invention of Harlem, and reinvent it. Vibrantly illustrated, the catalog features essays on the uniquely layered urban landscape and is an important resource for students of contemporary African American art and the city.
Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution
Evidence that Neanderthals caught birds and used their feathers for decoration, along with recent discoveries of Neanderthal cave art, are challenging our preconceptions of the cognitive gap between Neanderthals and modern humans. Clive Finlayson draws on new evidence to overturn the old image of the Neanderthal, and our relationship with them.
Warhol and the West
Position Doubtful: mapping landscapes and memories
Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power, and Identity, c. 1300
This book examines the intersection of art, risk and creativity in early African arts from the Yoruba center of Ife. It offers a unique lens into one of Africa's most important and least understood early civilizations, one whose historic arts have long been of interest to local residents and Westerners alike because of their tour-de-force visual power and technical complexity.
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa
Native North American Art
An investigation of the indigenous arts of the US and Canada in the OXFORD HISTORY OF ART series. The importance of these arts to the integrity of spiritual, social, political and economic systems within Native North American societies is considered through issues such as gender, representation, the colonial encounter and contemporary arts.
Deciphering Ancient Minds: The Mystery of San Bushman Rock Art
How did prehistoric peoples those living before written records think? Were their modes of thought fundamentally different from ours today? This book deals with these questions.
Carving the Native American Face
The native American face has long fascinated artists in every medium. In this new book, Terry Kramer offers the wood carver a method for creating realistic native American faces in wood. Each step is illustrated in full color and clearly described. A gallery of faces is included.
Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic
Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic reveals how Europeans and Native Americans devised ways to understand the environment. Drawing on paintings, oral history, early printed books, and other cultural artifacts, Peter C. Mancall argues that human understanding of nature played a central role in the emergence of the modern world.
Inside World: Contemporary Memorial Poles from Aboriginal Australia
This groundbreaking book focuses on contemporary memorial poles, one of themost unique forms of contemporary Aboriginal Australian art.
Art to Come: Histories of Contemporary Art
Terry Smith-who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading historians and theorists of contemporary art-traces the emergence of contemporary art and further develops his concept of contemporaneity through analyses of topics ranging from Chinese and Australian Indigenous art to architecture.
Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain
In the 1980s - at the height of Thatcherism and in the wake of civil unrest and rioting in a number of British cities - the Black Arts Movement burst onto the British art scene with breathtaking intensity, changing the nature and perception of British culture irreversibly. This volume presents a history of that movement.
Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia
Including both traditional and contemporary arts, this book introduces the rich artistic traditions of the Pacific island chains of Polynesia and Micronesia, traditions that have had a considerable impact on western art in the twentieth century through the influence of artists such as Gauguin.
Bone Carving
Fun With Flax: 50 Projects For Beginners
Shows how to make items ranging from a simple windmill, a dart and a whistle to more complex puzzles, balls, birds, fish and even a caterpillar. Each project is described one step at a time with easy-to-follow line drawings and instructions.
TUVAQ: Inuit Art and the Modern World
World Rock Art: The Primordial Language: Third Revised and updated edition
Emmanuel Anati was heavily involved with the UNESCO and ICOMOS assessments into the state of world research into rock art. Here he presents some of his thoughts and feelings about these two commissioned reports, about the types of research carried out in rock art studies, changing goals within these studies and the future for the field of study.
New Four Winds Guide to Indian Weaponry, Trade Goods, and Replicas
Features authentic weapons and weapon cases, horse gear, tools, stone pipes, and ceremonial items; also trade goods such as Hudson's Bay collectibles, trade beads, cloth, and blankets; and contemporary replicas of traditional Indian clothing, blankets, pouches and bags, parfleches, and more. All values reflect actual auction estimates and results.
African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude
Takes an approach to reading Senghor's influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson's idea that in order to understand philosophers one must find the initial intuition from which every aspect of their work develops. This title offers a look at an important figure in African literature and politics.
First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar 1966: Contexts and legacies
This volume is the first sustained attempt to provide an overview of the First World Festival of Negro Arts, held in Dakar in 1966, and of its multiple legacies.
Pueblo Bead Jewelry: Living Design
Before Time Began
It is no accident that Before Time Began is one of the expressions used by Aboriginal artists in central Australia to refer to the creation of the world, in an oneiric sense.
Hunting the Collectors: Pacific Collections in Australian Museums, Art Galleries and Archives
This volume investigates Pacific collections held in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, and the diverse group of 19th and 20th century collectors responsible for their acquisition.
Aztec & Other Mexican Indian Designs
African-American Art
In the OXFORD HISTORY OF ART series, this book discusses folk and decorative arts alongside fine art produced by African-Americans throughout the nineteenth century. It also explores more recent issues in art and politics - the Civil Rights era and Black Nationalism in the 1960s and 70s and the emergence of new black artists in the 1980s and 90s.
Pacific Encounters: Art & Divinity in Polynesia 1760-1860
Into the Fray: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2005
The Eiteljorg Fellowship was established to help create better public understanding of Native people and their participation in a modern world of art. This is the fourth in a biennial series of exhibitions and supporting catalogues to bring the work of Native American fine artists to greater public attention.
Star Gods of the Maya: Astronomy in Art, Folklore, and Calendars
Observations of the sun, moon, planets, and stars played a central role in ancient Maya lifeways, as they do among contemporary Maya who maintain the traditional ways. This book constructs Maya astronomy and cosmology through the astronomical information encoded in Precolumbian Maya art and confirmed by the practices of living Maya peoples.
Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-garde 1922-1947
Explores the contested history of art and nationalism in the tumultuous last decades of British rule in India. With a fascinating array of art works, this book throws much light on a previously neglected strand of modern art and introduces the work of artists who are little known in Europe or America.
Atlas of Egyptian Art
Prisse d'Avennes's monumental work, first published in Paris over a ten-year period between 1868 and 1878, includes the only surviving record of many lost artifacts. This work takes you on a tour of Egyptian art by one of its early explorers.
Home: Native People in the Southwest
Vigilant Things: On Thieves, Yoruba Anti-Aesthetics, and The Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria
Throughout southwestern Nigeria, Yoruba men and women create objects called aale to protect their properties-farms, gardens, market goods, piles of collected firewood-from the ravages of thieves and Vigilant Things argues that aale are keys to understanding how images function in Yoruba social and cultural life.
Paintings from Mughal India
A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This book illustrates and discusses eighty images from one of the finest collections of Mughal painting.
Hi Approach to the Art of Kachina Doll Carving
The beautiful diversity of Hopi Kachina dolls is pictorially presented to show past, present, and evolving styles. These carved representations of ceremonial figures taking part in celebrations of the Kachina religion are popular collectibles. This book serves to explain, compare, and present the variety of dolls through color pictures, line drawings, and a concise text.
African Masters: Art from Ivory Coast
Features about 200 of the best works of West African art from international collections, with essays by eminent scholars to comment on the aesthetic principles and also present a wide range of artists, ancient and contemporary.
Celtic Art
The essential sourcebook on Celtic art
Between Memory and Museum
India is home to a range of folk and tribal artists, from rich and varied cultural backgrounds. This book focusses on the idea of a museum, particularly for communities historically regarded as anthropological subjects.
Body, Subject & Subjected: The Representation of the Body Itself, Illness, Injury, Treatment & Death in Spain & Indigenous & Hispanic American Art & Literature
Art from Milingimbi: Taking memories back
Ibeji: Divine Twins
Eyes of the Ancestors: The Arts of Island Southeast Asia at the Dallas Museum of Art
Lavish photography and groundbreaking new texts unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Malaysia, and East Timor through examples of textiles, sculpture, and metalwork from this prestigious collection.
Transforming the Landscape: Rock Art and the Mississippian Cosmos
This new synthesis focuses on the widespread use of cosmograms in the vast repertoire of Mississippian rock art imagery, yielding new insights on ancient concepts of landscape, nature, ceremonialism, religion, and a more comprehensive perspective on Mississippian symbolism.
Kanga Collection
Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore and Artifacts
History and tradition of Native American dream catchers - hand-crafted willow hoops decorated with sacred or personal items such as feathers and beads - hung on the children's cradles to catch 'bad dreams'.