"Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast" (used book)
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
by Hilary Stewart
About the Book
Used book. Paperback. Good condition.
-- From the back
Bold, inventive and highly graphic, the indigenous art of the Northwest Coast is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also comprised of basically simple elements, which, guided by a rich mythology, create images of striking power. This indispensable and beautifully illustrated book is the first to introduce everyone, from the causal observer to the serious collector of Northwest Coast prints, to the forms, cultural background and structures of this highly imaginative art. The elements of style are introduced; the myths and legends which shape motifs are interpreted; the stylistic differences between the major cultural groupings are defined and illustrated. Raven, thunderbird, Killer whale, Bear; all the traditional forms are here, deftly analyzed by a professional writer and artist who has a deep understanding of this powerful culture.