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Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art

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“The vessels in the pages that follow open to us a world flickering with the light of a people’s collective character and shared philosophy. These vessels have bodies of clay, but they float before us in the zero gravity of wisdom and belief.”— Edwin L. Wade

Canvas of Clay tells the story of Hopi ceramics from the 14th century to recent times, offering a particularly close look at the art and life of the master potter Nampeyo (1860–1942). It analyzes the specific dynamics of nearly 100 jars and bowls, all richly illustrated, weaving in many insights into Hopi history, aesthetics, and symbolism. Included are original schematic drawings that will help readers understand how pottery decoration is built from ingeniously combined design elements. This book is a glorious testament to a brilliant art form and its practitioners, presented with passion, knowledge, and respect.

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Canvas of Clay tells the story of Hopi ceramics from the 14th century to recent times, offering a particularly close look at the art and life of the master potter Nampeyo (1860–1942).

About the Author

Edwin L. Wade, PhD is a specialist in Native culture and Southwestern art who has developed many esteemed exhibition and publication programs, including Arts of the North American Indian (Hudson Hills/Philbrook) and Historic Hopi Ceramics (Peabody, Harvard).

Allan Cooke, MB.BS.MD (SYD) is a professor of medicine at the University of Kansas. He has studied and collected Hopi pottery for three decades.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780615639826
Author:
Wade, Edwin L.
Publisher:
El Otro Lado
Author:
Cooke, Allan
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Art
Subject:
American Indians
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color plates
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9 in

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History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
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