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Understanding Northwest coast art : a guide to crests, beings, and symbols

Author: Cheryl Shearar
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle [Wash.] : University of Washington Press, 2000.
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"Understanding Northwest Coast Art introduces the reader to the artworks produced by the Native cultures of the Northwest Coast, featuring a dictionary-style reference guide to the symbols, crests and beings depicted in works of art; brief descriptions of design conventions, design elements and the different art styles of Northwest Coast cultural groups; an explanation of the interconnections between art, myth and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
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Shearar, Cheryl.
Understanding Northwest coast art.
Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle [Wash.] : University of Washington Press, 2000
(DLC) 00023450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Shearar
ISBN: 9781926706160 1926706161
OCLC Number: 456139354
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (143 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction: The Art and Culture of the Northwest Coast""; ""PART ONE: Dictionary of Crests, Beings and Symbols""; ""PART TWO: The Basics of Northwest Coast Art""; ""Design Conventions""; ""Design Elements""; ""Cultural Groups and Art Styles""; ""Selected Bibliography""
Responsibility: Cheryl Shearar.
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"Understanding Northwest Coast Art introduces the reader to the artworks produced by the Native cultures of the Northwest Coast, featuring a dictionary-style reference guide to the symbols, crests and beings depicted in works of art; brief descriptions of design conventions, design elements and the different art styles of Northwest Coast cultural groups; an explanation of the interconnections between art, myth and ceremony in the life of the culture; and 65 reproductions of contemporary artworks, archival photos and design elements to aid identification of subjects and themes."--Jacket.

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