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Shadow House : Interpretations of Northwest Coast Art.

Author: Dr Jonathan Meuli; Jonathan Meuli
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Studies in visual culture, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Meuli, Dr Jonathan.
Shadow House : Interpretations of Northwest Coast Art.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dr Jonathan Meuli; Jonathan Meuli
ISBN: 9781134434657 1134434650
OCLC Number: 866858077
Description: 1 online resource (411 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Map; INTRODUCTION; I 'The Carvings on the Houseposts Winked Their Eyes ... ' --
Indigenous Northwest Coast Aesthetics; II 'Remember the Sacred Room and its Paintings ... ' Indigenous Northwest Coast Art History; Histories of artistic innovation; Art history and politics; Using art to remember words; Mnemonically-intended art: crests and other such markers of great events; The workings of mnemonically-intended art: some comparative examples. Art that was never mnemonically-intended, but that invites all sorts of memories just the sameMnemonic systems, sculpture, architecture, landscape and movement; III 'How Pregnant with Meaning is Every Carving ... ' --
Collecting Objects and Ascribing Meanings; The great collection of northwest coast culture; Culture- and city-building in the northeastern USA; 'The desirability of obtaining carvings that have explanations ... '; Scientists collecting the beautiful; Decoration and meaning as commodities; A short history of non-meanings; A raven-rattle that was never collected. Salvage ethnography and the collection of 'meanings'Finding meaning everywhere; The sort of meanings that places house; IV 'It is Deep to Where Most of it Has Sunk ... ' --
Art on the Coast in the 20th Century; Appendix I --
Sources, texts and literal translations; Sources for chapter I; Sources for chapter II; Diacritics and lineation; Appendix II --
The cliff painting of Legaix; Appendix III --
Horn Spoons; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in visual culture, v. 1.

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This study of Northwest Coast art outlines a history of ideas associated with Northwest Coast art objects from pre-Contact time to the 21st century. It examines the ways in which the physical  Read more...

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"Erudite, original and thought-provoking. A landmark contribution to Native Northwest Coast art history and cultural studies.""-Janet Catherine Berlo of Professor of Art History, University of Read more...

 
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