Understanding Northwest Coast Art

Understanding Northwest Coast Art

A Guide to Crests, Beings, and Symbols

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Easy to use and easy to read, Understanding Northwest Coast Art is an essential source for understanding and visually identifying the underlying themes and subjects of Northwest Coast Native art.

The first section of this book features an alphabetical list of words relating to Northwest Coast art, with definitions, descriptions and explanations and synopses of the major myths associated with them. As an aid to identification and understanding, many of the crests, beings and symbols are illustrated in the 60 black-and-white reproductions of contemporary works of art.

The second section offers descriptions of the art styles and types of decorated objects created by the various Northwest Coast cultural groups.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Douglas & McIntyre
Seattle :, University of Washington Press
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9781926706160
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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