Douglas & McIntyre
Spirits of the Water

Book details:

July 2000
ISBN 978-1-55054-712-2
Paperback - Trade
9 1/2" x 11 3/4"
208 pages
Art
Art / Aboriginal Art
Social Science / Anthropology
$60.00 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Spirits of the Water

Native Art Collected on Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia, 1772-1910

Edited by: Steven C. Brown

A fabulous collection of the oldest known works of Northwest Coast Indian art, gathered by 18th-century Russian, Spanish, British and American expeditions.


The images in the pages of this book— animal, human and spirit faces—evoke the powerful cultural legacy of the inhabitants of the Northwest Coast. Spirits of the Water presents 110 examples of the art produced by the Native peoples of a region of great linguistic, cultural and geographical diversity. Six essays by leading experts Paz Cabello, Ieoncio Carretero Collado, Alberto Costa Romero de Tejada and Bill Holm establish a historical and cultural context for this remarkable assemblage of objects, and explore the traditions of art, social organization and ceremony that inspired their makers.

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