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Mythic Beings: Spirit Art of the Northwest Coast

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Mythic Beings brings together 80 outstanding works by 20 contemporary artists that powerfully interpret Northwest Coast myths and legends. These works include totem poles, argillite sculptures, jewelry in silver and gold, carved and painted boxes, painted drums, and masks. They depict beings of the forest, sea, sky, and spirit worlds: Raven, Thunderbird, Salmon Bringer, Volcano Woman, and many more.<P>Accompanying each work are a retelling of the myth associated with it and comments from the artist on the myth's meaning, as well as stories related to the creation of the work.<P>Gary Wyatt's introduction discusses the evolution of contemporary Northwest Coast art, touching on major international commissions and exhibitions, and landmark pieces. It also discusses the relevance of myth and legend in contemporary Native society, and the changes and interpretations that have been introduced over the past three decades.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295977980
Author:
Wyatt, Gary
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Religion and mythology
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Catalogs
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Criticism - Native American
Subject:
Indian art
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Indian mythology
Subject:
Legends -- British Columbia -- Pacific Coast.
Subject:
Indian art -- British Columbia.
Subject:
Art, Canadian -- British Columbia.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.01x8.55x.40 in. 1.24 lbs.

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