Alaska Native Art: Tradition, Innovation, Continuity (Paperback)

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Ranging from the islands of the Bering Sea to Alaska's interior forests, Alaska Native Art celebrates the rich art of Alaska's Native peoples, both setting their work in the context of historical traditions and demonstrating the vibrant role it continues to play in contemporary Alaskan culture. Alaska Native Art showcases a staggering array of types of art—from beadwork to ivory carving, basketry to skin sewing—from Aleutian Islander, Pacific Eskimo, Tlingit, Athabaskan, Yup'ik, and Inupiaq artists, as well as full-color photographs of artists at work. Lavishly produced, and featuring a fascinating study by author Susan W. Fair of the concept of tradition in the modern world, it is a tribute to the incredible vision of Alaska's Native artists.

About the Author

Susan W. Fair (1948 2003) was a folklorist, curator, and advocate for Native peoples who published extensively on Alaska Native art."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781889963822
ISBN-10: 1889963828
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication Date: July 15th, 2007
Pages: 312
Language: English