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Inuit Art: A History

Inuit Art: A History

by Richard C. Crandall
     
 

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Inuit-sometimes referred to as Eskimo-art is the primary art form of Canada and has a large international following, particularly in the United States, Japan, and Germany. Despite its popularity, the complete history of Inuit art has never been presented. This is the first chronological synthesis of Inuit art, following its development from prehistory, through early

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Inuit-sometimes referred to as Eskimo-art is the primary art form of Canada and has a large international following, particularly in the United States, Japan, and Germany. Despite its popularity, the complete history of Inuit art has never been presented. This is the first chronological synthesis of Inuit art, following its development from prehistory, through early American and European exploration, to the recognition of Inuit art as a commercial possibility, and up to the present. There is a particular emphasis on contemporary art and artists, and the years 1950 through 1997 are each given separate, detailed treatment in regard to important shows and events. This history is appropriate both for the beginning admirer of Inuit art and for those already well immersed in it.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
"[an] extremely detailed chronology of events...likely the most extensively researched study available."
Booknews
Though specializing in sociology and gerontology, Michigan-based author and scholar Crandall was drawn to the art of Canadian natives by his wife a couple of decades ago. He here offers the first chronological synthesis of the art, following its development from prehistory, through early American and European exploration, to the recognition of it as a commercial product, and up to 1997. He emphasizes contemporary art and artists, and cites shows and events for each year since 1950 separately. He does not include illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Library Journal
this dense, state-of-the-art history of Inuit art will probably stand as the last word on the subject for some time to come...a finely detailed history

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786422753
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/2005
Pages:
427
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Veteran reference book author and college professor Richard C. Crandall lives in Michigan. He has lectured and presented papers to many professional associations, especially in the fields of sociology and gerontology. He is the coauthor of An Annotated Bibliography of Inuit Art (2001).

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