North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment: From Prehistory to the Present, Concise Edition

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9780810944466: North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment: From Prehistory to the Present, Concise Edition

This is a concise edition of Lois Sherr Dubin's survey of the artistry of indigenous American peoples from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, from Canada to northern Mexico. It was produced as a result of more than ten years' extensive research, during which Dubin photographed artefacts and interviewed tribal elders and Native American artists. Providing an overview of American Indian jewellery and adornment, the book has many illustrations of distinctive objects from across the continent, together with a text that traces the development of forms and styles across regional and cultural boundaries.

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Lois Sherr Dubin is the author of Abrams' highly regarded The History of Beads, acclaimed as the definitive study on the subject.

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Don't waste time reading this review; order this book now for whatever kind of library you may have. This big, beautiful, knock-your-socks-off title covers not only Native American adornment but also its history, the uses of materials, the spiritual meaning, the archaeology and oral traditions, and the artists. As treated here, adornment means not just jewelry but robes and headdresses, horse decoration, masks, and more. Modern work holds its own with the ancient in dazzling photographs, and occasional fold-out pages show staggering displays on themes such as beadwork as seen in Northwest Coast bracelets. Dubin (The History of Beads) follows themes as they develop, such as pictographic details used throughout the history of a tribe. There has not been such a broad and informative book before, and this will likely become the standard reference. Recommended for all libraries.AGay Neale, Southside Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Alberta and Keysville
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