SITE: Northwest Coast Arts
FRAME BY FRAME: CELEBRATING NORTHWEST ART AND ARTISTS will be held in the Central Library's Level 8 Gallery February 6th through March 26th, 2020. Librarians at The Seattle Public Library created this resource list to enhance your experience of the exhibit.
Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry: The Art, the Artists, the History
"Indigenous hand-engraved jewelry from the Pacific Northwest Coast is among the most distinctive, innovative, and highly sought-after art being produced in North America today. But these artworks are more than just stunning--every bracelet, ring, and pendant is also the product of a fascinating backstory, a specialized set of techniques, and a talented artist. With a clearly written text, a foreword by award-winning First Nations artist Corrine Hunt, and more than one hundred striking color photographs and sidebars, Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry offers an illuminating look at an exquisite craft and the context in which it is practiced."--Provided by publisher.
Format: Book - 2019
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Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwa̲ka̲'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema
Format: Book - 2014
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A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire
"Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894-1967) is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the twentieth century. In A Totem Pole History, his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Scu00e4lla-Of the Killer Whale (b. 1929), who is herself a well-known cultural historian and conservator, tells the story of her father's life and the traditional and contemporary Lummi narratives that influenced his work. A Totem Pole History contains seventy-six photographs, including Joe's most significant totem poles, many of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with great insight the stories, teachings, and history expressed by her father's totem poles. Eight contributors provide essays on Coast Salish art and carving, adding to the author's portrayal of Joe's philosophy of art in Salish life, particularly in the context of twentieth century intercultural relations. This engaging volume provides an historical record to encourage Native artists and brings the work of a respected Salish carver to the attention of a broader audience. "--
Format: Book - 2013
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Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form
Format: Book - 2015 New and updated 50th anniversary edition
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Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical : Masterworks From The Seattle Art Museum
"Few regions of the country produced such a distinctive group of artists with such a particular view on the modern world as did the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s and 1940s. Capitalizing on their particular geographical position at what was a modern art outpost--working free from the strong influences of New York and Europe, and sitting at the portal to the Far East--a close-knit group of artists sought to address the global political, social, and economic ills of their time. The seminal figures in this group--Mark Tobey and Morris Graves especially--quickly garnered critical attention in New York for their uncommon imagery and expressive technique, which drew upon spiritual tenents ranging from Zen Buddhism to the Persian Bahai faith and their mastery of Asian calligraphy. Modernism in the Pacific Northwest presents an overview drawn from SAM's unparalleled collection of the key figures of this generation: painters Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Leo Kenney, Paul Horiuchi, and George Tsutakawa, and sculptors Phil McCracken and James Washington. Patricia Junker is the Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum and is the author of Albert Bierstadt and Edward Hopper"--
Format: Book - 2014
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Carrying on 'irregardless': Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art
Artists: Sonny Assu, Dempsey Bob, Joe David, Reg Davidson, Beau Dick, Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Elliot, Nicholas Galanin, Shawn Hunt, Tony Hunt Jr., Edward Joe, Ellen Neel, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Skeena Reece, Bill Reid, Arthur Renwick, Norman Tait, Lisa Telford, Tania Willard, Art Wilson, Lyle Wilson, Jessica Wood, Don Yeomans, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
Format: Book - 2012
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Incorporating Culture: How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry
Examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities' values.
Format: Book - 2018
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Art in Seattle's Public Spaces: From SoDo to South Lake Union
Format: Book - 2018
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Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas
The Northwest Coast of North America has long been recognized as one of the world's canonical art zones. This volume records and scrutinizes the history of how and why this has come about. A work of critical historiography, it makes accessible for the first time in one place a broad selection of the 250 years of writing on Northwest Coast art. The contributors--leading scholars, writers, and artists--provide perspectives on the diverse intellectual traditions that have influenced, stimulated, and clashed with each other. In unsettling the conventions that have shaped the idea of Northwest Coast Native art, this book joins the lively, often heated, and now global, debates about what constitutes Native art and who should decide.
Format: Book - 2013
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Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing : French Modernism and the West Coast
"In 1911, Emily Carr returned from a sixteen-month trip to France with a new understanding of French Modernism and a radically transformed painting style, one that broke free from the artistic shackles of her conservative training and embraced a new means of expression. Her studio experiences in Paris, her en plein-air painting in the French countryside, and her encounters with such artists as expatriate English painter William Henry Phelan Gibb, Scottish painter John Duncan Fergusson, and New Zealand watercolourist Frances Hodgkins had a profound impact on her work. Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing focuses on the dramatic changes in her painting style, showcasing the paintings, drawings, and watercolours that she produced in France, as well as the works she created upon her return to the West Coast of Canada in 1912. The text of her 1930 speech "Fresh Seeing," in which Carr sought to explain Modern art to her baffled public, is included alongside an essay by writer and critic Robin Laurence. Also featured are essays by Carr scholar Kathryn Bridge, who examines the artist's travels and studies with post-Impressionist artists in Paris, Cru00e9cy-en-Brie, St. Efflam, and Concarneau; collector Michael Polay, who details the inclusion of two of Carr's paintings in the famed Salon d'Automne alongside pieces by Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and many other internationally renowned artists; and Audain Art Museum curator Kiriko Watanabe, who recounts Carr's return to the West Coast and the paintings that resulted from her ambitious sketching expeditions to the Upper Skeena River, Haida Gwaii, and Alert Bay in the summer of 1912."--Provided by publisher. (7/13/2020 6:46:49 PM)
Format: Book - 2019
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