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Grand Canyon Reflections

Grand Canyon Association

"The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols or speech, nor by speech itself," said John Welsey Powell. Though Powell's observation may be true, Grand Canyon Reflections does capture the canyon in the words of some of its most eloquent visitors, from famous canyoneers like Edward Abbey to its lesser-known ...

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Totem Poles

An Illustrated Guide

UBC Press

This bestseling guide helps readers interpret and enjoy the form and meaning of totem poles -- as ancestral emblems and ceremonial objects, as expressions of wealth and power, as mythological symbols and magnificent artistic works of the people of the Pacific Northwest.

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Apache Indian Baskets

The University of Arizona Press

"Nearly 300 illustrations capture weaving intricacies in this 'beautiful, large-format book . . . . A comprehensive survey which will serve as a major reference for years to come." —El Palacio

"An unusually detailed, useful and attractive guide for collectors and students." —L.A. Times

"A fine ...

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Haida Monumental Art

Villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands

UBC Press

Combining archeology and ethnohistory, this book presents an integrated framework for understanding the physical structure of a Haida village, through remarkable photographs, site plans and detailed descriptions of fifteen major villages

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Robes of Power

Totem Poles on Cloth

UBC Press

Not only the first major publication to focus on button blankets, but also the first oral history about them and their place in the culture of the Northwest Coast.

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Jack Shadbolt and the Coastal Indian Image

UBC Press

Here is Marjorie Halpin's insightful exploration of Aboriginal motifs in Jack Shadbolt's painting, which reveal his emotional sympathy with Coastal peoples and anticipates the cultural quickening of Aboriginal Canadian society in recent years.

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The Athenians and Their Empire

UBC Press

In this straightforward but colourful narrative, the only critical study of its kind, Malcolm McGregor explains how democracy was nurtured in Athens and how effective government was achieved.

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Chiefs of the Sea and Sky

Haida Heritage Sites of the Queen Charlotte Islands

UBC Press

Presents an overview of extensive research carried out by archeologist George MacDonald in the 1960s and 1970s to document the history of the Haida villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

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Dear Nan

Letters of Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms

Edited by Doreen Walker
UBC Press

This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms, and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr written between 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer.

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Kachina Dolls

The University of Arizona Press

Much has been written about the popular kachina dolls carved by the Hopi Indians of northern Arizona, but little has been revealed about the artistry behind them. Now Helga Teiwes describes the development of this art form from early traditional styles to the action-style kachina dolls made popular in galleries throughout the world, and on to the kachina sculptures that have evolved in the last half of the 1980s.

Teiwes explains the role of the Katsina spirit in Hopi religion and that of the kachina doll—the carved representation of a Katsina—in the ritual and economic life of the Hopis. In tracing the history of the kachina doll in Hopi culture, she shows how these wooden figures have changed since carvers came to be influenced by their marketability among Anglos and how their carving has been characterized by increasingly refined techniques.

Unique to this book are Teiwes's description of the most recent trends in kachina doll carving and her profiles of twenty-seven modern carvers, including such nationally known artists as Alvin James Makya and Cecil Calnimptewa. Enhancing the text are more than one hundred photographs, including twenty-five breathtaking color plates that bring to life the latest examples of this popular art form.

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