Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry

A Guide to History, People, and Terms

Author: Paula A. Baxter,Allison Bird-Romero

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561280

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 242

View: 1870

Offers 350 cross-referenced entries to explore the people, techniques, design motifs, materials, and forms of Native American jewelry-making from the first contact with Europeans to the present.

Skystone and Silver

The Collector's Book of Southwest Indian Jewelry

Author: Carl Rosnek,Joseph Stacey

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 5275

Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations

Author: Emory Dean Keoke,Kay Marie Porterfield

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109903

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 785

Describes the lives and achievements of American Indians and discusses their contributions to the world.

Southwest Silver Jewelry

Author: Paula A. Baxter

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764312441

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 5591

This beautiful book examines the first century of Navajo and Pueblo metal jewelry-making in the American Southwest. Beginning in the late 1860s, the region's native peoples learned metalworking and united it with a traditon of beads and ornaments made from turquoise and other natural materials. The cross-cultural appeal of this jewelry continued into the mid-1900s, and by the 1950s and 1960s masters created a legacy of fine art jewelry that is prized today.

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

Author: Gerard C. Wertkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135956154

Category: Art

Page: 704

View: 6866

For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork, and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres. Containing more than 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic, and religious traditions, and heroes who have inspired folk art. An incomparable resource for general readers, students, and specialists, it will become essential for anyone researching American art, culture, and social history.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology


Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320031

Category: Social Science

Page: 3128

View: 7373

This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Contemporary Native American Artists

Author: Dawn E. Reno

Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Alliance Publishing

ISBN: 9780964150966

Category: Indian art

Page: 230

View: 1858

Profiles over 1,000 Native American artists who are blazing new trails in the ancient arts.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume

Author: Josephine Paterek

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393313826

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 516

View: 6542

Provides overviews of the clothing worn by Native Americans in ten different cultural regions, and covers basic dress, footwear, outer wear, hair styles, headgear, and jewelry

The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists

Author: Arlene B. Hirschfelder,Paulette Fairbanks Molin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877090

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 7223

This is an extensively researched reference book on Native American accomplishments. Topics covered include Native American contributions to the performing arts, literature, art, history, sports, politics, education, military service, environmental issues, and many other areas. This book also features lists of Native languages, stereotypes, and myths. In addition, the authors provide a range of resources, links, and websites for readers to learn even more about each topic.

Southwestern Indian Bracelets

The Essential Cuff

Author: Paula A. Baxter

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764348686

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 9548

This design history of South-western Indian bracelets examines their start in 1868 up through 1970, and the post-1980 legacy that honours those first 100 years. Over 360 colour photographs illustrate the history. The book begins by examining sources for designs and how styles came into being, followed by a look at historic, vintage, curio, and post-1980 bracelets that reflect the new Native Style. Learn how Native Americans have always made essential contributions to design by tracking ongoing craft innovation and social change, and how popular culture impacts the individual artists who create this jewellery form. Whether featured on eBay, sold on QVCs home shopping channel, or seen in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine, old and new South-western Indian cuff bracelets are an integral part of todays finest jewellery-making.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 14: Folklife

Author: Glenn Hinson,William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898554

Category: Reference

Page: 424

View: 1485

Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

Arctic art

Eskimo ivory

Author: James G. E. Smith,Carmelo Guadagno,Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation

Publisher: Natl Museum of the Amer Indian


Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 739

Catalog of an exhibition of Eskimo ivory carvings held at the Museum of the American Indian. The carvings range in age from the first millennium B.C. to the 20th century.


a village of silversmiths

Author: James Ostler,Marian E. Rodee,Milford Nahohai

Publisher: Zuni A:Shiwi Pub

ISBN: 9780912535081

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 143

View: 9466

This insiders' view of Zuni silverwork offers a fascinating window into Zuni culture, and traces the history of jewelry at Zuni since Anasazi times.

Encyclopedia of Earth Science

Author: New York Academy of Sciences,Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110049

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 529

View: 7373

Presents an illustrated A to Z reference with approximately 700 entries on topics in the earth sciences including hydrology, geology, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, and more.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture

Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869945

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 2610

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

American Indian Beadwork

Author: W. Ben Hunt,J.F. "Buck" Burshears

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684829444

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 63

View: 3713

Handicraft guide of fundamentals of construction and ideas of design.