Eskimo Carving (Shire Ethnography)

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Eskimo carving is now recognised as one of the great artistic traditions of the world. The unique quality of the sculptures and decorative work in walrus ivory, stone and bone, which remains remarkably consistent through some two hundred centuries and across the great Arctic wastes, reflect the character and strength of the Eskimo hunting bands who inhabit what must be surely one of the most inhospitable environments in the world.This book traces the emergence of western Eskimo Art in the work of the Okvik sculptors of Alaska and discusses the northern Ipuitak who concentrated upn fantastic death cult carvings. The second part of the book concentrates upon the wooden masks and figurines of the Greenland Eskimo and the decorated shaman's gear and hunting equipment produced by the later Alaskan hunters, which includes many small ivories and which features pictorial hunting and social scenes. It concludes with an assessment of modern Eskimo art.

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Susan Pearce read History at Somverille College, Oxford, and stayed at Oxford for post-graduate study with Professor Christopher Hawkes. After a year at the City Museum, Liverpool, she became Curator of Antiquities at Exeter City Museum, where she remained until 1984. She is now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Museum Studies at Leicester University.

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Pearce, Susan M.
Published by Shire Publications Ltd, UK (1985)
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Book Description Shire Publications Ltd, UK, 1985. Softcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Available Now. Book Description: Eskimo carving is now recognised as one of the great artistic traditions of the world. The unique quality of the sculptures and decorative work in walrus ivory, stone and bone, which remains remarkably consistent through some two hundred centuries and across the great Arctic wastes, reflect the character and strength of the Eskimo hunting bands who inhabit what must be surely one of the most inhospitable environments in the world.This book traces the emergence of western Eskimo Art in the work of the Okvik sculptors of Alaska and discusses the northern Ipuitak who concentrated upn fantastic death cult carvings. The second part of the book concentrates upon the wooden masks and figurines of the Greenland Eskimo and the decorated shaman's gear and hunting equipment produced by the later Alaskan hunters, which includes many small ivories and which features pictorial hunting and social scenes. It concludes with an assessment of modern Eskimo art. : About the Author: Susan Pearce read History at Somverille College, Oxford, and stayed at Oxford for post-graduate study with Professor Christopher Hawkes. After a year at the City Museum, Liverpool, she became Curator of Antiquities at Exeter City Museum, where she remained until 1984. She is now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Museum Studies at Leicester University. Size: 20.9 x 15 x 0.6 cm. 64 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 6. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Crafts & Hobbies; ISBN: 0852637705. ISBN/EAN: 9780852637708. Inventory No: F234-1115. Bookseller Inventory # F234-1115

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Book Description Shire Publications, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 64 pages. 8.00x5.90x0.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0852637705

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