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The Resource Indian art in America; : the arts and crafts of the North American Indian

Indian art in America; : the arts and crafts of the North American Indian

Label
Indian art in America; : the arts and crafts of the North American Indian
Title
Indian art in America;
Title remainder
the arts and crafts of the North American Indian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The magnificent art and decorative craftsmanship of the Indian tribes of North America appear in all of their colonial variety and complexity in this superb volume. Examples are included of the work of every major region in the areas now comprising the United States and Canada, of most of the numerically important or artistically pre-eminent tribes, and all of the major techniques employed by Indian artists. No reader of this book can long continue in a misapprehension of the stereotyped image of 'the Indian.' The varying cultures which developed on the North American continent - from the Eskimo hunters of the Arctic to the woodland League of the Iroquois, and from the Pueblo agriculturalists to the nomads of the Great Plains - are all represented. Each found its own ways of using available natural resources for utilitarian objects, for religious and ritual purposes, or for sheer aesthetic pleasure. The book abounds in beautiful examples of characteristics shell and quill work, pottery and weaving, deer and buffalo hide painting, carved stone pipes and tomahawks so commonly associated with Indian cultures. Less familiar are illustrations of mysterious stone effigy sculptures from the death-cults of the ancient Southeast; sophisticated carvings in stone and ivory from the Midwest; elaborate horse-trappings and costuming from the Great Plains; and a fascinating variety of masks. Dr. Dockstader draws upon a thorough knowledge of Indian life, custom and artistic tradition to relate this material to its sources in his introduction and in the extensive background comments accompanying each of the illustrations. He sees the art of the American Indian not as a subject for static sociological research, but as a living and continuing expression of a vital people, and he has included in this book a number of examples of recent and contemporary work by Indian artists. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dockstader, Frederick J
Dewey number
970.67
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E98.A7
LC item number
D57
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian art
  • Indian art
  • North America
  • Indianen
  • Kunst
  • Kunst
  • Kunsthandwerk
  • Indianer
  • Nordamerika
Label
Indian art in America; : the arts and crafts of the North American Indian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Indian as an artist -- Dating of Indian art -- The white man and the Indian -- Living with nature -- A new palette
Control code
ocm03969521
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780821204917
Lccn
60008921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (part mounted color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 7673
  • (OCoLC)03969521
Label
Indian art in America; : the arts and crafts of the North American Indian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Indian as an artist -- Dating of Indian art -- The white man and the Indian -- Living with nature -- A new palette
Control code
ocm03969521
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780821204917
Lccn
60008921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (part mounted color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 7673
  • (OCoLC)03969521

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