At the beginning of the twentieth century, Hopi-Tewa potter Nampeyo revitalized Hopi pottery by creating a contemporary style inspired by prehistoric ceramics. Nampeyo (ca. 1860-1942) made clay pots at a time when her people had begun using manufactured vessels, and her skill helped convert pottery-making from a utilitarian process ...
In her impeccable and fascinating study, Robin K. Wright masterfully interweaves the historical and artistic developments of a great sculptural tradition, tracing the making of monumental poles from the days of first white contact to the present.
Reconstructing History in Northwest Coast Art
This book explores intellectual issues raised by postmodern theory, supported by detailed studies of projects that will interest a boad audience of students, historians, museum-goers, and those intrigued by Native American art and cultural history.
Not long ago, pottery was a lost art in Chihuahua, Mexico. But in the 1970s, near the ruins of Casas Grandes, an art revolution was born. Inspired by ancient pottery fragments from a tradition that had disappeared before the arrival of the first Europeans, a self-taught woodcutter-turned-artist reinvented an entire ceramic technology. ...
The peoples of northwestern Califonia's Lower Klamath River area have long been known for their fine basketry. Two early-twentieth-century weavers of that region, Elizabeth Hickox and her daughter Louise, created especially distinctive baskets that are celebrated today for their elaboration of technique, form, and surface designs.
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