Native American Art
Adventures in Physics and Pueblo Pottery: Memoirs of a Los Alamos Scientist
Adventures in Physics and Pueblo Pottery
Memoirs of a Los Alamos Scientist
Hardcover      ISBN: 0890136157
Francis H. Harlow (b. 1928) is highly regarded as a leading authority on Pueblo Indian pottery, a field of study he pursued on his own after moving to New Mexico to work at Los Alamos National Laboratories as a physicist. In this memoir, Harlow describes his life growing up in Washington state, service in the US Army during World War II, college years, and his fifty-year career as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. It was his move to the Southwest that provided the impetus for his lifelong "hobby"--the study of Pueblo history and pottery. His contributions to the field of fluid dynamics have been no less remarkable. Harlow's scientific and scholarly pursuits were augmented by his artistic talent as a painter, a skill he applied to his work in pottery and science.
After the Storm: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2001
After the Storm
The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2001
Paperback      ISBN: 0295981741
The work of the five artists featured in this catalog appeared in an exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis in 2001. The artists, all of whom were recipients of the Eiteljorg Fellowship, are Rick Bartow, Joe Feddersen, Teresa Marshall, Shelley Niro, and Susie Silook. The catalog contains a general introduction, including discussion of Allan Houser's importance as a teacher. A biography and analysis of the work of each artist follows, with good color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
American Indian Design and Decoration
American Indian Design and Decoration
Paperback      ISBN: 0486227049
A pictorial study of the design art of the American Indian includes motifs drawn from every tribal and regional craft
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now
Art for a New Understanding
Native Voices, 1950s to Now
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682260801
Art for a New Understanding, an exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opening this October, seeks to radically expand and reposition the narrative of American art since 1950 by charting a history of the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada, beginning when artists moved from more regionally-based conversations and practices to national and international contemporary art contexts.This accompanying book documents and expands on the histories and themes of this exciting exhibition. This fully illustrated volume includes essays by art historians and historians and reflections by the artists included in the collection. Also included are key contemporary writings—from the 1950s onward—by artists, scholars, and critics, investigating the themes of transculturalism and pan-Indian identity, traditional practices conducted in radically new ways, displacement, forced migration, shadow histories, the role of personal mythologies as a means to reimagine the future, and much more. As both a survey of the development of Indigenous art from the 1950s to the present and a consideration of Native artists within contemporary art more broadly, Art for a New Understanding expands the definition of American art and sets the tone for future considerations of the subject. It is an essential publication for any institution or individual with an interest in contemporary Native American art, and an invaluable resource in ongoing scholarly considerations of the American contemporary art landscape at large.
Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation
Art for an Undivided Earth
The American Indian Movement Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0822369818
In Art for an Undivided Earth Jessica L. Horton reveals how the spatial philosophies underlying the American Indian Movement (AIM) were refigured by a generation of artists searching for new places to stand. Upending the assumption that Jimmie Durham, James Luna, Kay WalkingStick, Robert Houle, and others were primarily concerned with identity politics, she joins them in remapping the coordinates of a widely shared yet deeply contested modernity that is defined in great part by the colonization of the Americas. She follows their installations, performances, and paintings across the ocean and back in time, as they retrace the paths of Native diplomats, scholars, performers, and objects in Europe after 1492. Along the way, Horton intervenes in a range of theories about global modernisms, Native American sovereignty, racial difference, archival logic, artistic itinerancy, and new materialisms. Writing in creative dialogue with contemporary artists, she builds a picture of a spatially, temporally, and materially interconnected world—an undivided earth.
Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation
Art for an Undivided Earth
The American Indian Movement Generation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0822369540
In Art for an Undivided Earth Jessica L. Horton reveals how the spatial philosophies underlying the American Indian Movement (AIM) were refigured by a generation of artists searching for new places to stand. Upending the assumption that Jimmie Durham, James Luna, Kay WalkingStick, Robert Houle, and others were primarily concerned with identity politics, she joins them in remapping the coordinates of a widely shared yet deeply contested modernity that is defined in great part by the colonization of the Americas. She follows their installations, performances, and paintings across the ocean and back in time, as they retrace the paths of Native diplomats, scholars, performers, and objects in Europe after 1492. Along the way, Horton intervenes in a range of theories about global modernisms, Native American sovereignty, racial difference, archival logic, artistic itinerancy, and new materialisms. Writing in creative dialogue with contemporary artists, she builds a picture of a spatially, temporally, and materially interconnected world—an undivided earth.

Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection
Art of Native America
The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 1588396622
A fresh exploration of Native American art that positions the work within the broader context of North American art history
Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection
Art of the American Indian Frontier
The Chandler-Pohrt Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0295973188
Art of the American Indian Frontier examines an incomparable collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains. The collection resulted from the efforts of Milford G. Chandler and Richard A. Pohrt, whose early childhood fascination with the Indian frontier past evolved into a deep and comprehensive interest in Native American ceremonies, beliefs, and art. Though neither was wealthy or enjoyed the sponsorship of a museum, they traveled extensively early in the twentieth century, buying or trading for objects they could not resist. This volume presents the Detroit Institute of Art's Chandler-Pohrt collection with detailed documentation and commentary. Clothing and accessories of porcupine quill and buckskin, woven textiles, bags, beadwork, necklaces, rawhide paintings, smoking pipes, tools, vessels and utensils, pictographs, and visionary paintings are portrayed in 220 stunning color plates. Complementing the illustrations are essays dealing with historical context, ethnographic issues, and the lives and philosophies of the collectors.
Beau Dick: Revolutionary Spirit
Beau Dick
Revolutionary Spirit
Hardcover      ISBN: 1773270400
A stunning tribute to the art and life of one of the greatest Indigenous carvers of the last fifty yearsBorn in 1955 on Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, Beau Dick was a Kwakwaka
Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
Before and After the Horizon
Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
Paperback      ISBN: 1588344525
Illustrated with 70 color images of visually powerful historical and contemporary works, this book—which accompanies an exhibition of the same title opening in August 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York—reveals how Anishinaabe (also known in the United States as Ojibwe or Chippewa) artists have expressed the deeply rooted spiritual and social dimensions of their relations with the Great Lakes region.