Field Guide to Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts

Field Guide to Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts

by Susanne Page, Jake Page
     
 
A comprehensive guide to identifying and understanding Southwest Indian jewelry, pottery, basketry, weaving,
and carvings

The Field Guide to Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts includes
         ¸  Descriptive captions for 210 color and 50 black-and-white

Overview

A comprehensive guide to identifying and understanding Southwest Indian jewelry, pottery, basketry, weaving,
and carvings

The Field Guide to Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts includes
         ¸  Descriptive captions for 210 color and 50 black-and-white photographs
         ¸  Clear and compelling explanations of centuries-old techniques
         ¸  The featured work of more than two hundred leading Southwest Indian artisans
         ¸  Information on visiting the reservations        
         ¸  Cultural histories of more than thirty tribes, including the Navajo, Hopi,
         Zuni, and Pueblo

The Pages offer expert advice on
         ¸  How to spot the unmistakable signs of excellence in an object
         ¸  How to judge the quality of turquoise
         ¸  How to determine the value of a Navajo rug by its weave, design, color
changes, and artist
         ¸  What questions you should ask (and the answers you should hear) before
you buy Indian arts and crafts        
 ¸  How to identify imitations and fakes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679770275
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/07/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.26(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Jake Page and his wife, photographer Susanne Page, are the authors of Hopi and Navajo. Jake Page is also the

co-author of Wild Justice: The People of Geronimo vs. the United States, among many other books,

and a former editor of Smithsonian magazine. The Pages live in Corrales, New Mexico.

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