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Northwest Coast Indian art : an analysis of form

Author: Bill Holm
Publisher: Seattle : Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art, Burke Museum, in association with University of Washington Press, 2015.
Series: Native art of the Pacific Northwest.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 50th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
"The masterworks of Northwest Coast Native artists are admired today as among the great achievemments of the world's artists. The painted and carved wooden screens, chests and boxes, rattles, crest hats, and other artworks display the complex and sophisticated northern Northwest Coast style of art that is the visual language used to illustrate inherited crests and tell family stories. In the 1950s Bill Holm, a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Holm
ISBN: 9780295994277 0295994274
OCLC Number: 875996838
Description: xxvii, 114 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Robin K. Wright and Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse --
Artists' Reflections: Evelyn Vanderhoop, Joe David, Nathan Jackson, Robert Davidson --
Preface to the 50th Anniversary Edition --
Preface to the Original Edition --
Historical Background --
Symbolism and Realism --
Uses of Two-Dimensional Art --
Elements of the Art --
Principles of Form and Organization --
Conclusions --
Series Title: Native art of the Pacific Northwest.
Responsibility: Bill Holm.


Focuses on the art of Northwest Coast Indians that offers color illustrations for a new generation of readers along with reflections from contemporary Northwest Coast artists. This book presents an  Read more...


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