168 pages, 10 x 10
150 colour illustrations
In the Spirit of the Ancestors celebrates the vitality ofcontemporary Pacific Northwest Coast Native art with a comprehensiveexamination of a selection of works – from masks, house posts,and jewelry to cedar bark shoes – from the Burke Museum'scollection of more than 2,400 late-twentieth and early-twenty-firstcentury pieces. Essays focus on contemporary art while exploring theimportant historical precedents on which so many artists rely fortraining and inspiration.
Robin K. Wright is curator of Native American art theBurke Museum, director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study ofNorthwest Coast Art, and professor of art history at the University ofWashington, Seattle. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse is assistantdirector of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art.
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