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The American Indian Parfleche: A Tradition of Abstract Painting [SIGNED]

Torrence, Gaylord

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ISBN 10: 0295973323 / ISBN 13: 9780295973326
Published by University of Washington, Seattle, 1994
Condition: vg to near fine Hardcover

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Inscribed to Helen Urban and signed on half-title by author. Small Folio. 272pp. Original illustrated dustjacket over black cloth with silver-stamped symbol on cover, lettering on spine. Red endpapers. Color frontispiece. "The parfleche - a container of folded or sewn rawhide elaborated with painted designs on the exposed surfaces - constitutes one of the great traditions of abstract imagery created by American Indian artists. Gaylord Torrence reveals the quality and great diversity of this art form which was widespread in the western half of North America during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. He explains the origin and chronology of parfleches, and examines their aesthetic and utilitarian function." (publisher). Profusely illustrated with beautiful, mostly full-page color and b/w reproductions of photographs depicting parfleches including some scenic b/w photographs. DJ with very light wear. DJ in overall very good, binding and interior in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39440

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Title: The American Indian Parfleche: A Tradition ...

Publisher: University of Washington, Seattle

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg to near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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Detailing the unique symbolism and utilization of the Western North American Indian parfleche, a diverse yet virtually unknown abstract art form, this study conceptualizes the historical and personal expression of nomadic culture.

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