Architecture, Art & Design
An Illustrated Guide
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.
"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 ...
Villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands
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
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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