Synopses & Reviews
The long and venerable tradition of Native American art began with rock and cave paintings as well as decorated objects for ritual and everyday use. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Native American artists turned in a new direction by painting and drawing on paper. This volume recaptures a culture's transitional era with a remarkable series of watercolors. Created in the 1920s by artists of the American Southwest, these colorful images offer authentic views of a dynamic society and its captivating traditions.
A vital preservation of Native American culture and art, this collection began with a French publisher's series of hand-colored reproductions, issued in limited-edition portfolios. Painstakingly reproduced from the now-rare originals, this new edition presents the first two portfolios together for the first time. Kiowa Indian Art (1929), featuring works by the internationally renowned Kiowa Five, and Pueblo Indian Painting (1932) depict scenes from ritual and social lifethe dramatic snake dance, a wedding ceremony, warriors on horseback, and a family portrait, in addition to images of the thunderbird, the plumed serpent, and other mythological creatures. A new introduction by J. J. Brody, a leading authority on Native American art, complements the 81 full-page color plates.
These authentic portraits of Native American life are painstakingly reproduced from hand-colored originals in two rare, costly portfolios. Created in the early 20th century by artists of the American Southwest including the internationally renowned "Kiowa Five" these 81 plates offer highly collectible images of sacred and secular traditions.
Created in the early 20th century by renowned artists including the "Kiowa Five" these 81 full-page images of sacred and secular traditions are reproduced from rare hand-colored originals.