Provides a brief history of the Inuit people and discusses their customs as a background for understanding their sculpture, drawing, and printmaking.
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Grade 3-8-A lovely portrayal of the art of the Inuit people, especially those in Cape Dorset on Baffin Island and in Nunavut, Canada's northern-most province. The only quarrel with this book is that the subtitle leads readers to think that all Inuit art is represented, whereas only one group of Eskimos is featured. That flaw aside, the generalized text is accurate and informative. The full-color photographs are sharp and clear and the art itself is marvelous. The map and the photographs and biographies of the artists are additional strengths. Shirley Glubok's The Art of the Eskimo (Harper, 1964; o.p.), Wendy Adler Jordan's By the Light of the Quilliq (Smithsonian, 1979; o.p.), and Susan W. Fair's Alaska Native Arts and Crafts (Alaska Geographic, 1985; o.p.) are all fine sources but dated.
Mollie Bynum, formerly at Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
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