Douglas & McIntyre
Arctic Spirit

Book details:

September 2006
ISBN 978-1-55365-189-5
9" x 1"
256 pages
$65.00 CAD


Douglas & McIntyre

Arctic Spirit

Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection at the Heard Museum

This astonishing overview of Inuit art features the voices and life stories of dozens of the most important Arctic artists, showcasing the vitality and diversity of an enduring tradition.

In less than a decade, Dan and Martha Albrecht

IN LESS THAN A DECADE, Dan and Martha Albrecht have put together the finest collection of Inuit art ever assembled--more than four thousand pieces, all of which they have donated to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. In Arctic Spirit, Canadian writer Ingo Hessel, the Albrechts' mentor and main advisor, presents the best of these works--nearly 200 sculptures, prints, drawings and fabrics, from prehistoric carvings to contemporary mixed media.

The book is arranged according to the major themes in Inuit art. More than half of the extensive text is in the words of the artists themselves.

About the Authors

Ingo Hessel

Ingo Hessel began working with Inuit art at the federal government’s Inuit Art Information Centre in 1983. He has taught Inuit art courses at the university ...

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