Encyclopedia of Native American Artists

Encyclopedia of Native American Artists

by Deborah Everett, Elayne L. Zorn
     
 

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Indigenous North Americans have continuously made important contributions to the field of art in the U.S. and Canada, yet have been severely under-recognized and under-represented. Native artists work in diverse media, some of which are considered art (sculpture, painting, photography), while others have been considered craft (works on cloth, basketry,

Overview

Indigenous North Americans have continuously made important contributions to the field of art in the U.S. and Canada, yet have been severely under-recognized and under-represented. Native artists work in diverse media, some of which are considered art (sculpture, painting, photography), while others have been considered craft (works on cloth, basketry, ceramics).Some artists feel strongly about working from a position as a Native artist, while others prefer to produce art not connected to a particular cultural tradition.

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"…This volume represents a broad spectrum of contemporary media and styles including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, mixed media, assemblage art, glass art, fiber art, ceramic art, printmaking, videography, filmmaking, digital art, and performance art. Alphabetically arranged entries reflect the authors' intensive research; they include interviews with artists and/or their families and visits to the studios, exhibitions, and museums. Lengthy entries offer information about artists' lives and the impact on cultural experience on their personal philosophies and work. Each entry concludes with references and a list of places to view the artist's work. Black-and-white reproductions accompany some entries; several pages of color plates add interest. This is an important resource for any library supporting programs in art history, fine arts, or Native American studies. Includes a glossary. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." - Choice

"Academic or public libraries serving patrons who are interested in the contemporary Native American art scene are encouraged to select this title." - ARBA

". . . presents a broad selection of Native artists and their work and provides in-depth information to readers, high school and up." - MultiCultural Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313337628
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Series:
Artists of the American Mosaic Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Everett is a critic and arts writer covering the art scene in New York and internationally for over 10 years. Her reviews and articles deal with all media of contemporary visual art, as well as analyses of art issues and trends. She has also written about architecture and art historical subjects, and has composed catalogue essays for exhibitions at uong Island University and the Architectural League in New York City. She has been published in ZingMagazine, Cover magazine, and articlemagazine.com, as well as writing currently for Sculpture magazine and NY Arts.

Elayne Zorn is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida. Her research during the past 25 years has examined community tourism and traditional and tourist arts in highland Peru and Bolivia, focusing on how indigenous Quechua-speaking people build on traditional cultural practices to cope with globalization. Publications include Weaving a Future: Tourism, Cloth, and Culture on an Andean Island (2004), and several dozen articles and book chapters on topics including textiles, tourism, food, music, and Latin American folk artists in Florida.

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