Floral Journey

Native North American Beadwork

Author: Lois Sherr Dubin



Category: Art

Page: 256

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Issued in connection with an exhibition held March 15, 2014-April 26, 2015, the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.

American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum [2 volumes]

From Counting Coup to Wampum

Author: Bruce E. Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 770

View: 749

This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive historical and demographic overview of American Indians along with more than 100 cross-referenced entries on American Indian culture, exploring everything from arts, literature, music, and dance to food, family, housing, and spirituality. • Serves to document how many attributes of Native cultures derive from a rich tapestry of American Indian cultural forms, such as very well-known foods like corn, potatoes, turkey, peanuts, and chocolate • Includes numerous spotlights that highlight interesting topics such as the Indigenous Language Institute, the kiva, counting coup, buffalo hunt customs and protocols, and Dakota language in rap music • Offers further readings and additional sources with the entries to guide students or interested readers in their research

My Tree of Life as an Appraiser of American Indian Art

My Viewpoint

Author: Dr. Leona M Zastrow

Publisher: Archway Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 86

View: 777

American Indian art has a long history and a vibrant and active modern-day community, something that has long interested collectors, historians, and anthropologists. In My Tree of Life as an Appraiser of American Indian ArtMy Viewpoint, author Leona M. Zastrow offers an examination of the past and present of American Indian art from her viewpoint as an art appraiser. She presents facts and details about Southwest American Indian art, considering its history and transitions and offers snapshot views of American Indian art. She also describes how people can donate their work to nonprofit organizations, explains several federal laws concerning Indian artists, and profiles several American Indian artists who created many of the items featured in these pages, including potters, jewelers, weavers, carvers, printers, and painters. Presented from the unique perspective of an appraiser, this collection of articles, originally written for a Santa Fe area publication, shines a new light on American Indian Art. A perfect reflection of a life lived in harmony with her roles as friend, teacher, appraiser, and collector of American Indian Art. Throughout the pages, we are offered a unique insight into a many-faceted world of wondrous American Indian art. Dr. Ginny Brouch, Phoenix, Arizona

Art of Native America

The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

Author: Gaylord Torrence

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art


Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 104

This landmark publication reevaluates historical Native American art as a crucial but under-examined component of American art history. The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, a transformative promised gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, includes masterworks from more than fifty cultures across North America. The works highlighted in this volume span centuries, from before contact with European settlers to the early twentieth century. In this beautifully illustrated volume, featuring all new photography, the innovative visions of known and unknown makers are presented in a wide variety of forms, from painting, sculpture, and drawing to regalia, ceramics, and baskets. The book provides key insights into the art, culture, and daily life of culturally distinct Indigenous peoples along with critical and popular perceptions over time, revealing that to engage Native art is to reconsider the very meaning of America. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

Totems to Turquoise

Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest

Author: Kari Chalker

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 223

View: 564

Published to coincide with a traveling exhibition, an exploration of the jewelry art of thirty-nine regional Native American artists considers the ways in which visual adornment reflects cross-cultural traditions, in a lavishly illustrated resource that is complemented by anthropological and historical information. 15,000 first printing.

Sharing Our Knowledge

The Tlingit and Their Coastal Neighbors

Author: Sergei Kan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: History

Page: 523

View: 492

"An edited volume of interdisciplinary, collaborative research on Tlingit culture, language, and history"--

The Grace of Four Moons

Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India

Author: Pravina Shukla

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: History

Page: 528

View: 738

Because clothing, food, and shelter are basic human needs, they provide excellent entries to cultural values and individual aesthetics. Everyone gets dressed every day, but body art has not received the attention it deserves as the most common and universal of material expressions of culture. The Grace of Four Moons aims to document the clothing decisions made by ordinary people in their everyday lives. Based on fieldwork conducted primarily in the city of Banaras, India, Pravina Shukla conceptualizes and realizes a total model for the study of body art—understood as all aesthetic modifications and supplementations to the body. Shukla urges the study of the entire process of body art, from the assembly of raw materials and the manufacture of objects, through their sale and the interactions between merchants and consumers, to the consumer's use of objects in creating personal decoration.

Everyday Life of the North American Indian

Author: Jon Manchip White

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 607

Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman. 107 black-and-white illustrations.