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Northwest coast Indian painting : house fronts and interior screens

Author: Edward Malin
Publisher: Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the house art of Northwest Coast Native Americans, describing the styles, foundations, regional traditions, and artists of house painting, including more than one hundred illustrations and photos.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Malin
ISBN: 0881924717 9780881924718 9780881927702 0881927708
OCLC Number: 39706886
Notes: Paperback ed. published 2006.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 x 29 cm
Contents: Native Culture and the Painting Tradition --
The Explorers' Observations --
The Geographic Distribution of the Paintings --
The Foundations of the Painting Tradition --
The Village --
The House Group --
House Names --
The Crest System --
Mythology and Two-Dimensional Painting --
The Northern Style --
House Front and Facade Paintings --
Interior Screens --
Tlingit Screens and Emblems --
Tlingit House Front Paintings --
Tsimshian Background to Painting --
Tsimshian Paintings --
Haida Paintings --
The Central and Southern Traditions --
Northern Kwakiutl Paintings --
Bella Coola Paintings --
Southern Kwakiutl Paintings --
Southern Kwakiutl Variations in Painting --
Nuu chaa nulth Paintings --
Coast Salish Painting --
Characteristics of Northwest Coast Native Flat Painting --
Content of the Paintings --
The Question of Provenance --
Color --
Wood --
The Arrangement of Figures --
Bilateral Symmetry --
Horror Vacui --
The X-Ray Motif --
The Anatomy of the Face --
Eye and Face Designs --
The Extraordinary Place of the Tongue --
Appendages --
The Native Artist and His World --
A Few Known Artists --
Apprenticeship of Young Artists --
The Transitional Artists --
The Commissioning of a Painting --
The Artist at Work --
The Remarkable Case of the Rain Wall Screen --
A New Life --
The Great Surge Forward --
Resurrecting the House Front Painting --
The Return of the Interior Screen --
Drawings (figures) --
Photographs (plates).
Responsibility: Edward Malin.

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Documents the fascinating but nearly extinct native tradition of monumental house art in Alaska. This title captures the vanishing riches of Northwest Coast house front paintings and interior screen  Read more...

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Northwest Coast Indian Painting... is eerily beautiful. Publishers Weekly 19990531 With its colorful reproductions, House Fronts and Interior Screens is as much a treasure for the art lover as it Read more...

 
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