Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast - No Trace Book Recommendations
Published: 11/1/1992
The Northwest Coast's bold, inventive indigenous art is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also composed of basically simple elements that, guided by rich mythology, create images of striking power. In Looking at IndianArt of the Northwest Coast,the elements of style are introduced; the myths and legends that form the motives are interpreted; the stylistic differences between the main cultural groups are defined and illustrated. Raven, Thunderbird, Orca, Bear: all traditional forms are…

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

The Northwest Coast’s bold, inventive indigenous art is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also composed of basically simple elements that, guided by rich mythology, create images of striking power.

In Looking at IndianArt of the Northwest Coast,the elements of style are introduced; the myths and legends that form the motives are interpreted; the stylistic differences between the main cultural groups are defined and illustrated. Raven, Thunderbird, Orca, Bear: all traditional forms are here, deftly analyzed by a professional writer and artist who has a deep understanding of this powerful culture.