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Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal Art: What Am I Seeing?

Raven Publishing Inc.

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By Karin Clark

Description

Now available in French, German, and Spanish, this guide book, designed to give you a glimpse of Pacific Northwest Coast aboriginal art, will give you a deeper understanding and whet your appetite for learning more about today’s vibrant, complex aboriginal cultures. Three sections show you where to look to identify many of the things you will see—from three-dimensional objects like bentwood boxes, ceremonial houses, masks and canoes, to crest designs, to the main design elements in Pacific Northwest Coast aboriginal art. 

  • Illustrates 10 well-known objects and 19 crest designs from the Pacific Northwest Coast along with meanings and stories.
  • Identifies seven main design elements along with variations.
  • 112 colour illustrations and photos
  • 5" x 8.5"; soft cover, 64 pages.

Table of Contents

Aboriginal Culture & Art Style Regions

Map of the Pacific Northwest Coast

The Potlatch

Materials used by Aboriginal Artists
Paint

Three Dimensional Objects

Bentwood Boxes
Bighouses (Longhouses)
Button Blankets
Canoes
Hats
Jewelry / Adornment
Masks
Mortuary Poles
Totem Poles
Wearable Cloth Art

    Creatures/Beings

    Bear
    Beaver
    Eagle
    Human
    Orca (Killer Whale)
    Raven
    Salmon
    Sea Lion
    Sea Otter
    Shark (Dogfish)
    Sisiutl
    Sun
    Thunderbird
    Lightning Snake
    Wild Man of the Woods – Bukwus
    Wild Woman of the Woods – Dzunukwa
    Wolf

      Design Components

      Formline
      Ovoid
      S Shape
      Box End Design
      Salmon Head Design
      Other Shapes

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