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"What we show in our carvings is the life we have lived in the past right up to today. We show the truth." -Paulosie Kasadluak

The Inuit of the Canadian Arctic have created a contemporary art form that is recognized and appreciated around the world for its power and exquisite beauty, an art that embodies the harsh arctic environment and a unique way of life, as well as traditional myths and beliefs. Engaging and authoritative, Inuit Art: An Introduction explores Inuit art from historical, cultural and aesthetic perspectives. The engrossing story begins with an outline of the roots of Inuit art in prehistoric times and through the historical period that began with the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century. The emergence of Inuit art as we know it came about in the late 1940s, partly through the encouragement of writer and artist James Houston, who also introduced printmaking to Inuit artists. Inspired by his support, Inuit artists quickly brought their art to life, attracting a wide audience almost overnight, and they have continued to develop and refine their work over the past fifty years. To enrich our understanding of the art, Ingo Hessel also provides descriptions of techniques and materials.

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This attractive, slightly oversize volume (9.5x11<">) provides an introduction to the different types of Inuit art produced in the Canadian Arctic from prehistoric times through the present. Ingo Hessel (for several years he was affiliated with the Canadian Inuit Art Information Centre) focuses the survey on sculpture, graphic arts, and textiles. The volume is organized chronologically, with initial chapters on the development of Inuit art, the geography of the Arctic and history of the Inuit people who live there, and major artistic themes and subjects. Three chapters focus on each type of art considered—sculpture, graphic arts, and textiles. The volume is well illustrated with b&w and color plates. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Although the Inuit have lived in the Artic since prehistoric times, Inuit art as we know it only came about in the late 1940s. This contemporary art form is appreciated around the world for its power and exquisite beauty, an art that embodies the Inuits harsh artic environment, unique way of life, and traditional beliefs. This historical, cultural, and aesthetic exploration of Inuit art features examples of Inuit drawings, prints, textiles, and sculpture through 125 color photos, 35 black-and-white photos, and maps.

Synopsis:

Although the Inuit have lived in the Artic since prehistoric times, Inuit art as we know it only came about in the late 1940s. This contemporary art form is appreciated around the world for its power and exquisite beauty, an art that embodies the Inuit's harsh artic environment, unique way of life, and traditional beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550548297
Foreword:
Hessel, Dieter
Author:
Swinton, George
Photographer:
Hessel, Dieter
Author:
Hessell, Ingo
Author:
Hessel, Dieter
Author:
Hessel, Ingo
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre
Location:
Vancouver
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Inuit art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Art, Religious
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 color photos, 35 BandW photos, maps
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
11 x 9.5 in 33.5 oz

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Although the Inuit have lived in the Artic since prehistoric times, Inuit art as we know it only came about in the late 1940s. This contemporary art form is appreciated around the world for its power and exquisite beauty, an art that embodies the Inuits harsh artic environment, unique way of life, and traditional beliefs. This historical, cultural, and aesthetic exploration of Inuit art features examples of Inuit drawings, prints, textiles, and sculpture through 125 color photos, 35 black-and-white photos, and maps.
"Synopsis" by , Although the Inuit have lived in the Artic since prehistoric times, Inuit art as we know it only came about in the late 1940s. This contemporary art form is appreciated around the world for its power and exquisite beauty, an art that embodies the Inuit's harsh artic environment, unique way of life, and traditional beliefs.
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