This is a top notch offering: the book is NEW and MINT, as is its handsome DJ, which is now protected with a Mylar coverring. Aldona Jonaitis knows her stuff, and this work is both very illuminating and enchanting -- the Northwest Coast Indians were/are most proficient and imaginative in their creative expression, and this book details that most handsomely. Highly recommended. /// NO FINER COPY EXISTS. Size: Quatro. Bookseller Inventory # 003529
Synopsis: From The Land Of The Totem Poles: The Northwest Coast Indian Art by Jonaitis, Aldona. 4to.
From Publishers Weekly:
As the Northwest Coast Indian tribes fell victim to extermination and exploitation by white settlers, as well as to smallpox, venereal disease and alcoholism, acquisitive collectors and anthropologists rushed to British Columbia and Alaska, starting around 1880, to preserve the artistic remnants of a rapidly vanishing culture. Written by an art historian at State University of New York, this album focuses on how the American Museum of Natural History built its extensive Northwest Indian collection. The star performer is anthropologist Franz Boas, who challenged the negative stereotyping of Amerindians and championed their art. Boas attacked museum exhibitions that robbed native pieces of their social-cultural context, which, ironically, is a shortcoming to which this volume ultimately succumbs. For example, the text has a few brief, scattered references to totem poles. Among the first 200 first-rate illustrations are shamans' masks and charms as well as canoes and household objects made with rare artistry.
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Title: From the Land of the Totem Poles: The ...
Publisher: AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Cloth Hardcover
Book Condition: NEW / MINT
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Book Description University of Washington Press, 1988. Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP10467476
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Book Description University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Black hardcover with dust jacket all in fine condition. Contains 96 color illustrations and 86 black & white illustrations and one map. Illustrations by Stephen S. Myers. Beautiful book. 269 pages. Seller Inventory # 7528
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Book Description University of Washington Press, 1988. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Fine ; Very Good Jacket. 1988 University of Washington Press - American Museum of Natural History. Oblong hardcover, 9.25 x 12.25 inches, has black cloth-covered boards with silver spine lettering and cover decorations. Pictorial endpapers. Color and black and white photographs and illustrations. High-quality glossy paper. 269 pages. Printed and bound in Japan. NOT Remaindered. NOT ex-library. Binding tight. Appears to be unread. No visible wear to book. Book is gift quality. Pages clean and unmarked. Glossy illustrated dust jacket has very light edge and surface wear. Carefully packed, shipped in a box. Seller Inventory # 11845