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Inuit art : an introduction

Author: Ingo Hessel; Dieter Hessel
Publisher: London : British Museum, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Inuit of the Canadian Arctic have created a contemporary art form that is acclaimed for its striking imagery, exquisite beauty, and occasional whimsy. In these powerful works the Inuit's unique way of life, traditional myths and beliefs, and the animals of the Arctic spring vividly to life. Inuit Art is the first book to introduce the full range of Inuit sculpture, prints, drawings, and textiles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingo Hessel; Dieter Hessel
ISBN: 0714125458 9780714125459
OCLC Number: 42444676
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / George Swinton --
1. The Arctic and the Inuit --
2. Art of the Prehistoric Period --
3. Art of the Historic Period (1770s to 1940s) --
4. The Dawn of Contemporary Inuit Art (1949 to 1955) --
5. Themes and Subjects in Inuit Art --
6. Sculpture: Tradition and New Directions --
7. Graphic Arts --
8. Textile Arts --
9. Art and Inuit Identity.
Responsibility: Ingo Hessel ; photography by Dieter Hessel ; with a foreword by George Swinton.

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The Inuit of the Canadian Arctic have created a contemporary art form that is acclaimed for its striking imagery, exquisite beauty, and occasional whimsy. In these powerful works the Inuit's unique way of life, traditional myths and beliefs, and the animals of the Arctic spring vividly to life. Inuit Art is the first book to introduce the full range of Inuit sculpture, prints, drawings, and textiles.

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