Northern Haida Master Carvers

Northern Haida Master Carvers

Book - 2001
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Northern Haida Master Carvers traces the making of monumentalpoles from the days of first white contact to the present, illuminatingthe variations in style that resulted from historical, cultural, andindividual circumstances. Robin K. Wright examines the work of theearliest named Haida pole carver, Sqiltcange, and separates thecarvings that can be attributed to the legendary Albert Edward Edenshawfrom the large body of work produced by his nephew, Charles Edenshaw.In her impeccable and fascinating study, Wright masterfully interweavesthe historical and artistic developments of a great sculpturaltradition. The book belongs in the library of every Native American arthistorian, Northwest Coast anthropologist and historian, and indeedevery person interested in or engaged in making Northwest Coast art.Its groundbreaking scholarship makes it the definitive work for seriousstudents of this magnificent art.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2001
ISBN: 9780295980843
Branch Call Number: 704.03972 Wri
Characteristics: xiii, 385 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm


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