PUBLISHER: The Greenwich Workshop Press DATE/EDITION: 2001, stated First printing, number row 2,3,4,5 - 04,03,02,01 BINDING: Hardbound in brown cloth with gold decoration and lettering on the front covert and pine, 180 pages, 10 1/2" x 12". DUST JACKET: The jacket is priced 85.00 on the inside front flap. The jacket is near fine, very bright and clean with no rips or chips. BOOK CONDITION: The book is fine with bright decorations and lettering and sharp corners on very clean covers. The binding is tight and the interior very clean and unmarked. DESCRIPTION: Introduction by Elmer Kelton, text by Don Hedgpeth. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Beautiful full color illustration throughout. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Terpning creates award-winning images that are powerful yet intimate glimpses into the Plains Indians' "glory days."
From the Inside Flap: Howard Terpning, often referred to as the Storyteller of the Native American People, has concentrated his award-filled career on painting pictures about some of the Great Plains tribes: Blackfeet, Sioux, Cheyenne, Crow, Commanche and Apache. Terpning is intimately familiar with the details of their lives, from facial bone structure to everyday dress, from ceremonies to the rhythms of community life. Terpning's paintings cover the Plains Indian's "glory days" of the early nineteenth century up to their final, desperate demise: the extinction of the buffalo and the displacement and disease of the tribes as a result of the westward expansion of the white man.
His paintings not only tell a story, they pull the viewer into the emotional life of the individuals portrayed. There are moments of peace, humor, pride, hard-won wisdom, young defiance and fear. The viewer feels the cold, the hunger and the desperate poverty of hunters when the great buffalo herds are extinct.
"I want to show them as people who were not always at battle but a people who raised children, made love, cooked meals, hunted buffalo. Theirs was a life on the move," says Terpning, "always looking for fresh grass, for buffalo. Today we tend to romanticize it, but in reality it was a hard life. The thing that makes it appealing, however, is that it was such a free existence."
Terpning is most proud of praise from Native Americans today. At a recent art exhibition a Cheyenne woman stopped him to say " I just want to touch you because you are the only one who perceives our people as we perceive ourselves."
In Spirit of the Plains People, western historian Don Hedgpeth interweaves the fascinating history of the tribes, the conflicts between them, the dwindling of the resources they depended on and the spiritual interconnectedness of every aspect of their individual and community lives.
Title: Howard Terpning: Spirit of the Plains People
Publisher: The Greenwich Workshop Press
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop Press, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. [Ant-7]. One of 950 copies. Hardcover, bound in boards with dust jacket in a slipcase. Light shelf-wear. Lacks the loose signed print. Bookseller Inventory # 062705
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96770985
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP61965211
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020867130601
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book and Dust Jacket are in FINE condition. 180 pages. The Greenwich Workshop Press publishers. 2001 ; 12.38 X 10.88 X 0.94 inches; 180 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 103456
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010867130601
Book Description Greenwich Workshop, 2001. Hard Cover with Dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket : very good / very good plus. Book has an address label inside front cover that has been partly peeled off and some of the endpaper was peeled away too; otherwise in fine condition. Jacket in new mylar protector; jacket has only very slight aging. Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 057627
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110867130601
Book Description Greenwich Workshop, Shelton, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Bound in the publisher's original cloth over boards, spine and cover stamped and decorated in gilt. Dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges, head & heel. Profusely illustrated throughout in full-color. Bookseller Inventory # 9020425
Book Description Greenwich workshop, Inc, Shelton, 2001. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Howard Terpning (illustrator). Limited Edition. Brown/gilt. +13-180p,illus,color,pep. This copy is limited to 950 copies and signed by Terpning on the Collector's Edition Page. Does not include numbered print "Last Rays of the Sun". Comes in brown publishers slip case which is in fine condition. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 3030