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Northern Haida Master Carvers
Author: Wright, Robin K.
Reference #: 2261
List Price: $95.00
Douglas & McIntyre and The University of Washington Press, 2001. Fine quarto (10.5” x 8.5”) in dustjacket. xiii, 386 p. with 200 illustrations, 17 in full colour, Haida Language Orthography, Notes, References Cited (pp. 359-369) and Index. Out of print.
From the publisher: Northern Haida Master Carvers traces the making of monumental poles from the days of first white contact to the present, illuminating the variations in style that resulted from historical, cultural, and individual circumstances. Robin K. Wright examines the work of the earliest named Haida pole carver, Sqiltcange, and separates the carvings that can be attributed to the legendary Albert Edward Edenshaw from the large body of work produced by his nephew, Charles Edenshaw. In her impeccable and fascinating study, Wright masterfully interweaves the historical and artistic developments of a great sculptural tradition. The book belongs in the library of every Native American art historian, Northwest Coast anthropologist and historian, and indeed every person interested in or engaged in making Northwest Coast art. Its groundbreaking scholarship makes it the definitive work for serious students of this magnificent art.
The material is presented chronologically, with images of totems, sliver work, argillite carvings, house posts, bracelets, boxes etc. A lovely copy.
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