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Title:
Alaska native art : tradition, innovation, continuity
Author:
Fair, Susan W.
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Publication Information:
Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
xxxi, 280 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Summary:
The rich artistic traditions of Alaska Natives are the subject of this landmark volume, which examines the work of the premier Alaska artists of the twentieth century. Ranging across the state from the islands of the Bering Sea to the interior forests, Alaska Native Art provides a living context for beadwork and ivory carving, basketry and skin sewing. Examples of work from Tlingit, Aleutian Islanders, Pacific Eskimo, Athabascan, Yupik, and Inupiaq artists make this volume the most comprehensive study of Alaskan art ever published. Alaska Native Art examines the concept of tradition in the modern world. Alaska Native Art is a volume to treasure, a tribute to the incredible vision of Alaska's artists and to the enduring traditions of all of Alaska's Native peoples.
Language:
English
Contents:
The nature of tradition -- "Eskimos" and "Aleuts" -- Alaska Indians -- Genres, boundaries, and ways of making -- Assembling collections, making exhibitions -- The importance of place -- Tradition as process.
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ISBN:
9781889963792

9781889963822
Format :
Book