Canadian Aboriginal Art and Spirituality: A Vital Link

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During the late nineteenth century and most of the twentieth century, Aboriginal art received short shrift in Canadian historical literature, but today Aboriginal art is finally being regarded as art in its own right in the best sense of the word. This book presents a literary and visual journey, reflecting on Aboriginal lifestyles and artwork of the seven major culture areas of Canada: Maritime, Eastern Woodland, Plains, Plateau, Northwest Coast, Northern, and Metis. Most of the cited Aboriginal artists are ...
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Calgary 2006 As New Book First printing in card covers. "Canadian Aboriginal Art and Spirituality: A Vital Link explores history symbolism, current and historic influences, and ... the multi-faceted meaning of Aboriginal artistic expression in various Indigenous cultures. From the totem poles of the Northwest First Nations and the flamboyant Red River Jig of the M? tis, to the intricate basketry of Maritime tribes and unique architectural design employed by Inuit, the authors offer a holistic overview of Canadian Aboriginal Art. " 242 pp. Illustrations, references, index. A Fine unopened copy. Read more Show Less

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During the late nineteenth century and most of the twentieth century, Aboriginal art received short shrift in Canadian historical literature, but today Aboriginal art is finally being regarded as art in its own right in the best sense of the word. This book presents a literary and visual journey, reflecting on Aboriginal lifestyles and artwork of the seven major culture areas of Canada: Maritime, Eastern Woodland, Plains, Plateau, Northwest Coast, Northern, and Metis. Most of the cited Aboriginal artists are internationally known, and their careers represent a wide variety of artistic undertakings including architecture, carving, ceramics, drama, mask-making, painting, photography, and sculpture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550593044
  • Publisher: Brush Education, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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John W. Friesen, PhD, DMin, is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, where he conducts research in Aboriginal education and teacher training. An ordained clergyman with the All Native Circle Conference of the United Church of Canada, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 books.

Virginia Lyons Friesen, PhD, is a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary and a frequent instructor at Old Sun College in Siksika, Alberta. She has co-presented a number of papers at academic conferences and has co-authored several books.

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Table of Contents

1. What is art?
2. What is Aboriginal art?
3. Aboriginal art and spirituality
4. Maritime Aboriginal culture and art
5. Eastern Woodland Aboriginal culture and art
6. Plains Aboriginal culture and art
7. Plateau Aboriginal culture and art
8. Northwest Coast Aboriginal culture and art
9. Northern Aboriginal culture and art
10. Métis culture and art
11. Storytelling as an art form: An Aboriginal context
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