Houser, Allan, signed] Perlman, Barbara H.

ISBN 10: 0879237155 / ISBN 13: 9780879237158
Published by Boston: David R. Godine, (1987.) dj, 1987
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. "Here is the first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors. . . .As a gifted interpreter of the changing tribal world he knows so well, he has created a unique sculptural legacy.". The text interweaves his life as an artist and his personal background, his philosophy and view of the world. Illustrated with photographs of almost 300 of his works, 112 in full color, plus other photographs documenting his story and that of his people. Mescalero Apaches. SIGNED by author on title page in red ink. Chronology of his life and works at the front of the book, notes and index at the rear. Large format. printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 263 pp. Laid in are several sheets stapled for a fundraiser for "Futures for Children" held at the Danson's and featuring Houser's sculptures. Included is a detailed map of where the sculptures could be found in the house, with prices, and cross-indexed to the pages in this book. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 50535

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Title: ALLAN HOUSER (Ha-O-Zous.)

Publisher: Boston: David R. Godine, (1987.) dj

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Here is the first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors. Born on a small farm in Oklahoma more than seventy years ago, Houser (his Indian name is Ha-o-zous, written as Haozous) is today an internationally celebrated artist. As a gifted interpreter of the changing tribal world he knows so well, he has created a unique sculptural legacy. The direct emotional appeal of his work is universal. It is represented in such diverse collections as those of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Princess Anne of Great Britain, the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, Robert Redford, the Dahlem Museum, West Berlin, and many other individuals,museums,institutions, and corporations in the United States and abroad. Seeing the sophisticated sculptural art of Allan Houser, which ranges in style from almost purely representational genre pieces to totally abstract works in steel, bronze, and stone, it is hard to realize that he was born only a short time after his people were released from twenty-seven years of captivity by the U.S. Government. His father, Sam Haozous, was one of the small band of Apaches captured with Geronimo in 1886. From his father, Houser acquired a deep understanding and appreciation of his tribal heritage--which had been carried into almost all of his work, directly or indirectly. The text of this book skillfully interweaves Houser's life as an artist and his personal background, fully discussing the work in terms of their origins, aesthetic characteristics, and relation to the history of sculpture, while revealing the artist's philosophy and view of the world. The author shows that Houser has always been alert to the directions of his contemporaries, such as Noguchi, Moore and Hepworth, but has been steadfast in finding his own Way. Illustrated are nearly 300 works, 132 of them in full color, as well as many rare and fascinating photographs documenting the story of Allan Houser and his people.

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A native New Yorker, Barbara H. Perlman has played an influential role in the arts and publishing in the Southwest since moving to Arizona in 1964. She has drawn national attention to regional art achievements via her many award-winnning reviews and articles about Southwestern artists, art trends and markets, Native American art and experimental art forms. In 1979 Perlman founded Arizona Arts and Lifestyle, a pioneer magazine dedicated to the arts, with subscribers throughout the United States. Perlman has been a correspondent for ARTnews magazine and has written about nationally known artists,critics, and museum directors. Perlman holds an M.A. degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in fine art from Hood College. She studied fine art at Pratt Institute and Brooklyn Art Museum in New York, and art history on the graduate level at the University of Oregon and Arizona State University. She is a frequent art exhibition juror, and lectures on art criticism.

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