A seminal single-volume overview of the magnificent art of the
Northwest Coast, with text from a distinguished authority augmented
by full-colour images throughout.
Art Of The Northwest Coast is a
superbly illustrated and informed overview of the First Nations art
of the Northwest Coast, covering the region from Puget Sound to
Haida Gwaii to Alaska, and proceeding from prehistoric times to the
present. Created in the spirit of the best-selling Thames &
Hudson World of Art series, this groundbreaking volume
provides an overview of the development of the art''s styles and
meanings in the context of the region''s social history.
Aldona Jonaitis argues convincingly that rather
than being lost following European contact, Native traditions were
simply expressed in different ways, and that First Nations art is
now flourishing as never before. Compellingly written and
beautifully designed, Art of the Northwest
Coast is essential reading for anyone interested in
art, First Nations cultures and the evolution of both.