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American Indian Design & Decoration (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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The most original and most powerful design art produced in the Western Hemisphere is also its most indigenous: that of the Indian, in innumerable cultures existing from prehistory to the arrival of the white man, reaching from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. It owes, of course, nothing to Europe or the classical Orient. It is tremendous in variety, differing region by region, era by era, often tribe by tribe. It is always vigorously distinctive. This book, 20 years in preparation, shows us that art in all its profuse diversity and in the almost numberless crafts for which the American Indian is famous.

Well over 700 examples, drawn with painstaking care, are shown: representations of flora and fauna, men and gods, earth and sky; symbols of clan and tribe, religion and magic; formal designs from the primal to the highly intricate. They appear in examples of basketry, weaving, pottery, sculpture, painting, lapidary work, masks, drumheads, weapons, apparel, beadwork, goldwork, blankets, ponchos, and many other forms. The arts and crafts of Inca, Tiahuanaco, Chimú, Maya, Axtec, Zapotec, Totonac, Mixtec, Navaho, Zuni, Hopi, Apache, Cherokee, Creek, Winnebago, Dakota, Blackfoot, Nez Percé, Cheyenne, Crow, Sioux, Cochiti, Haida, Bellacoola, and others known and unknown are here.

Each section is preceded by a page of typical motifs of an area, making it easy to isolate the design elements. In addition, the lore and tradition behind the designs are told in a text reproducing the Indians' own stories and songs. Separate indices simplify locating the work of particular tribes and regions.

Craftspeople will find in this book a prolific source of timeless, eternally valid design ideas representing years of research in museums all over the hemisphere; for the graphic artist there is a wealth of material than can be adapted directly to his needs. All those interested in the Americans who preceded us on these continents will find this work unique.

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Full text, plus more than 700 precise drawings of basketry, sculpture, painting, pottery, sand paintings, metal, much more. 4 plates in color. Text gives lore and tradition behind the designs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486227047
Author:
Appleton, LeRoy H.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Appleton, Le Roy H.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Religion and mythology
Subject:
Arts, decorative and crafts
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Criticism - Native American
Subject:
Indian art
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Indian mythology
Subject:
native American clip art
Subject:
southwest Indian clip art
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archives
Publication Date:
19710431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
279
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.82 lb

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