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Author Shearar, Cheryl.
Title Understanding Northwest Coast Art : a Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols.
Imprint New York : Douglas & McIntyre, 2008.

Author Shearar, Cheryl.
Subject Indian art -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Dictionaries.
Indians of North America -- Material culture -- Northwest Coast of North America -- Dictionaries.
Indian art -- North America -- Dictionaries.
Symbolism in art -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (143 pages)
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Art and Culture of the Northwest Coast; PART ONE: Dictionary of Crests, Beings and Symbols; PART TWO: The Basics of Northwest Coast Art; Design Conventions; Design Elements; Cultural Groups and Art Styles; Selected Bibliography.
Summary Easy to use and easy to read, Understanding Northwest Coast Art is an essential source for understanding and visually identifying the underlying themes and subjects of Northwest Coast Native art. The first section of this book features an alphabetical list of words relating to Northwest Coast art, with definitions, descriptions and explanations and synopses of the major myths associated with them. As an aid to identification and understanding, many of the crests, beings and symbols are illustrated in the 60 black-and-white reproductions of contemporary works of art. The second section offers des.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781926706160 (electronic bk.)
1926706161 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 792687143
Additional Format Print version: Shearar, Cheryl. Understanding Northwest Coast Art : A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols. New York : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2008 9780295979731