Peter Macnair and Alan Hoover recount the history of Haida argillite carving since it began in the early 1800s, and they describe more than 200 examples from the extensive collection of the Royal BC Museum. Argillite is a dense, black shale mined from a quarry on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), reserved for the exclusive use of Haida carvers. Argillite works are unique in style and character, ranging from ceremonial pipes and model poles to elaborate platters and chests.
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Peter L. Macnair is former curator of ethnology at the Royal BC Museum, a post he held for more than 30 years. He is widely recognized for his knowledge of the art and history of the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. Alan L. Hoover worked in the RBCM's anthropology collections for 33 years and retired in 2003, as manager of the department.
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Book Description British Columbia Provincial Museum, Canada, 1984. First Printing. squarish, slim Qto. VG/- no DJ. gray wraps spine has black capital lettering down spine. solid gray softcovers, illustrated front panel with light creasing to bottom right corner and mild crease to softcover rear. skimmed sheets, a display of large figures, more than 200 all featured in b/w, with extensive text detail throughout the neat interior. 212 pp. ISBN# 0771884079. ART (SCULPTURE). Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-13-1274191
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Book Description British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First (1st) Printing. 0771884079 First Printing. B&W photographs throughout. "The Magic Leaves: A History of Haida Argillite Carving.". Bookseller Inventory # IM221963
Book Description British Columbia Provincial Museum,, Victoria:, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Black and white photographs throughout. First printing (paperback). Near fine in oversized pictorial wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 41475
Book Description Victoria, B. C. British Columbia Provincial Museum 1984, 1984. Book Condition: very good. 1st printing. 211pp. Square quarto. Illustrated with photos and map. Original pictorial wrappers. Some rubbing to front cover. very good An extensive photographic collection of Haida Argillite Carvings. Bookseller Inventory # 126130
Book Description British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, B. C., 1984. Printed Card Wrappers. Book Condition: VG+. First Edition. The history of Haida Argillite carving. Special publication (British Columbia Provincial Museum), no. 7. 211pp, profusely photo illustrated in b&w. 25 by 27 cm. Bright, clean interior. Small ink name to ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no creases to spine. Minor wear to some edges of wrappers. Weight, 880g. Size: Quarto. Softcover. Bookseller Inventory # 038454
Book Description Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Government Services, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1984. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Grey wraps with black titles and image to front, titles to spine, lightly creased along front fore-edge, bottom and top corners. Bottom front page corners lightly bent for first third of book. Interior is clean with no handwriting. Addendum slip laid in. An excellent overview of Haida Argillite carving, well illustrated with clear photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 001095