Argillite, Art of the HaidaBook - 1980
Haida argillite carving has captured the interest of non-Indian buyers and collectors for over a century, but only in the past thirty years has a handful of students of Northwest coast art and culture attempted to focus systematically upon the vital attributes of this unique aesthetic adventure. This publication is an ambitious yet thoroughly satisfying undertaking that can be used as an illustrative guide for the modern carver, for the collector who has helped to sustain the art for many years, and for the novice who wants an introduction to this important art form. This book is the author's attempt to present for a general audience the artistic and historical significance of argillite. They have chosen illustrations from as many sources as possible. The particular panel pipes, miniature poles, bowls, dishes, boxes and figurines from the glorious past and the highly-promising present are what they regard as outstanding specimens of the art. In searching for examples the authors visited the National Museum of Man at Ottawa, and several other Canadian museums. They also visited museums in the United States, and the British Isles.
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Hancock House, c1980
Branch Call Number: ANF 970.673 DRE
Characteristics: 313 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm