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Inuit Art

Hessel, Ingo and Hessel, Dieter (Photographer)

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ISBN 10: 0810934760 / ISBN 13: 9780810934764
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 198 p. 154 illustrations, including 120 plates in color. A lavish showing of Inuit art and artifacts. Fine in fine dust jacket. A fine condition book in every way. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000820

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Title: Inuit Art

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Although the Inuit have lived in the Artic since prehistoric times, Inuit art as we know it only came about in the late 1940s. This contemporary art form is appreciated around the world for its power and exquisite beauty, an art that embodies the Inuit’s harsh artic environment, unique way of life, and traditional beliefs. This historical, cultural, and aesthetic exploration of Inuit art features examples of Inuit drawings, prints, textiles, and sculpture through 125 color photos, 35 black-and-white photos, and maps.

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Native Americans of northern Canada (we would call them Eskimos; they prefer Inuit) inhabit a vast area covering all of upper Canada. In the 1950s, the bottom fell out of their staple money source, the fur market. Fortuitously, their carvings were discovered by the Canadian Handicrafts Guild in Montreal. Now, in some areas, 80 percent of the men and women make their living from carving and other arts. Hessel, a former arts official with the Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, shows the transformation of basic native craft to the varied, imaginative, and lively art available today. In the style of many books on Native Americans now, the ethnohistory of the tribe is reviewed and the evolution of mythic representations traced. Given few raw materials?stone, bone, fur, and some ivory in older times and now paper with watercolors, pencils, and pens?these isolated people produce art full of life and motion and permeated with their rich mythology. Though the scale is modest for most pieces, their physicality draws in the viewer. For larger art or ethnic collections.?Gay Neale, Southside Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Alberta
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