Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art

Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2006. Hardcover. Red paper over boards; Black illus. dj.; 182 pp.; 140 color and bw figures. VG-/VG- (corners lightly bumped/tiny tear at dj hinge). Item #116007
ISBN: 9781553653141

Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Vancouver Art Gallery; Exhibition included Haida works from the last two centuries, including totem poles, masks, baskets, plates, pipes, and much more; Beautiful photos and profuse information. "The core of this powerful assemblage is an exploration of the extraordinary achievement of Haida art, as art. Interwoven throughout the text and the finely reproduced images is a skillful intermingling of key themes: the defining myths of origins; the structures of ownership and privilege; the relationship of the people to the land; the influence of the early master-carvers; the monumental achievements of Charles Edenshaw, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, and many others; the Haida and colonialism; and hybrid tendencies in contemporary Haida art. From oral histories and genealogies to the breakout aesthetics of contemporary Haida work in many media, this book celebrates a great art in a contemporary context."--Publisher's website.

OCLC: 965989898

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