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King, J. C. H. (Jonathan C. H.)

Overview
Works: 59 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 4,254 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  History  Biography  Folklore  Juvenile works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, cbt
Classifications: E77, 970.00497
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. C. H King
First peoples, first contacts : native peoples of North America by J. C. H King( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Big-Game Hunters who appeared on the continent as far back as 12,000 years ago to the Inuits plying the Alaskan waters today, the Native peoples of North America produced a culture remarkable for its vibrancy, breadth, and diversity - and for its survival in the face of almost inconceivable trials. This book is at once a history of that culture and a celebration of its splendid variety. Rich in historical testimony and anecdotes and lavishly illustrated, it weaves a magnificent tapestry of Native American life reaching back to the earliest human records." "A recognized expert in North America studies, Jonathan King interweaves his account with Native histories, from the arrival of the first Native Americans by way of what is now Alaska to their later encounters with Europeans on the continent's opposite coast, from their exchanges with fur traders to their confrontations with settlers and even more voracious American government. To illustrate this history, King draws on the extensive collections of the British Museum - artwork, clothing, tools, and artifacts that demonstrate the wealth of ancient traditions as well as the vitality of contemporary Native culture."--Jacket
Portrait masks from the Northwest Coast of America by J. C. H King( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes illustrations of Kwakiutl, Nootkan, Haida, Tsimshian and Tlingit masks
The responsive eye : Ralph T. Coe and the collecting of American Indian art by Ralph T Coe( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past three decades, Ralph T. Coe has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada to assemble this collection of Native American art, one of the finest in private hands today. Immersed in the cultures of Native America, he has come to know artists and artisans, traders, dealers, and shop proprietors, selecting the very best they have to offer. The Ralph T. Coe Collection includes representative pieces from most Native American geographic regions and historical periods, beginning with objects dating back to the fourth millennium B.C. Many examples{u2014}men's shirts with ermine fringe, weapons, and button blankets{u2014}evoke the heroic lifestyle of the past, while small objects, such as tipi and kayak models, dolls, and tiny moccasins, speak to a more intimate significance. Ritual objects imbued with spiritual meaning{u2014}masks and katsinas, tablitas and medicine bundles{u2014}as well as utilitarian objects, such as pottery and baskets, also have a strong presence. This catalogue tells the stories of nearly two hundred of these objects, combining art history with personal reminiscence, and reveals the role Coe has played in bringing about awareness of the artistic heritage of Native America.-- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Imaging the Arctic( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographers have been bringing images of the Arctic to a fascinated public since the nineteenth century. Imaging the Arctic is the first general account of the photography of the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic. Bringing together native and non-native photographers, archivists and anthropologists, this volume explores both the aesthetics and the content of Arctic photographs
Arctic clothing of North America- : Alaska, Canada, Greenland by J King( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: "Arising from a conference held at the British Museum in 2001, Arctic Clothing of North America - Alaska, Canada, Greenland is a wide-ranging and authoritative account of clothing use in the north. For the first time, contributors include Native and non-Native artists and seamstresses, anthropologists, historians, curators and conservators with expertise in Alaska, Canada and Greenland."--BOOK JACKET
Three centuries of Woodlands Indian art : a collection of essays( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunderbird and lightning : Indian life in northeastern North America, 1600-1900 by J. C. H King( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoking pipes of the North American Indian by J. C. H King( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extreme collecting : challenging practices for 21st century museums( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies."--back cover
Provenance : twelve collectors of ethnographic art in England, 1760-1990 by Hermione Waterfield( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed biographies describe the lives of twelve collectors of tribal art in Britain, active between 1770 and 1990. These men were rarely field collectors and only occasional travellers, but they were vigorous hunters, for whom the pursuit, handling and possession of such objects was what mattered. The climax of the period of collecting from around 1880 to 1960 coincided with the maximum extent of Empire, when legions of explorers, missionaries, administrators, traders and military personnel brought back to Britain an inexhaustible quantity of exotic material. The sources for the collections included most of Africa, the Americas and the Pacific, as well as tribal societies in Asia. --Publisher
Artificial curiosities from the northwest coast of America : native American artefacts in the British Museum collected on the third voyage of Captain James Cook and acquired through Sir Joseph Banks by J. C. H King( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the North American section of the Cook collection, and three further eighteenth-century accessions of Pacific North American artifacts. Catalogue discusses in detail, and illustrates 137 Aleut, Eskimo and Indian artefacts, most of which are from British Columbia and Alaska
Arctic hunters : Indians and Inuit of northern Canada by J. C. H King( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human image by British Museum( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of early North American metallurgy by Michael L Wayman( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turquoise in Mexico and North America : science, conservation, culture and collections( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographic notes on the Maya of Belize, Central America by J. C. H King( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North America : first peoples, first contacts by J. C. H King( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masques indiens de la côte nord-ouest de l'Amérique by J. C. H King( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American art : Irish-American trade : the Stonyhurst Mullanphy collection by J. C. H King( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American portraits( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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First peoples, first contacts : native peoples of North America
Alternative Names
King, J. C.

King J. C. H.

King, Jonathan C.H.

Languages
English (137)

French (3)

Covers
The responsive eye : Ralph T. Coe and the collecting of American Indian artImaging the ArcticArctic clothing of North America- : Alaska, Canada, GreenlandThree centuries of Woodlands Indian art : a collection of essaysProvenance : twelve collectors of ethnographic art in England, 1760-1990Human imageNorth America : first peoples, first contactsNative American portraits