Native American Art in the Twentieth Century

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This illuminating and provocative book is the first anthology devoted to Twentieth Century Native American and First Nation art. Native American Art brings together anthropologists, art historians, curators, critics and distinguished Native artists to discuss pottery, painitng, sculpture, printmaking, photography and performance art by some of the most celebrated Native American and Canadian First Nation artists of our time
The contributors use new theoretical and critical approaches to address key issues for Native American art, including symbolism and spirituality, the role of patronage and musuem practices, the politics of art criticism and the aesthetic power of indigenous knowledge. The artist contributors, who represent several Native nations - including Cherokee, Lakota, Plains Cree, and those of the PLateau country - emphasise the importance of traditional stories, myhtologies and ceremonies in the production of comtemporary art. Within great poignancy, thye write about recent art in terms of home, homeland and aboriginal sovereignty
Tracing the continued resistance of Native artists to dominant orthodoxies of the art market and art history, Native American Art in the Twentieth Century argues forcefully for Native art's place in modern art history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415137478
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Joseph Traugott-- Fewkes and Nampeyo: Clarifying a Myth-Understanding

2. David W. Penney and Lisa A. Roberts -- America's Pueblo Artists: Encounters on the Borderlands

3. Kristin K.

Potter -- James Houston, Armchair Tourism, and the Marketing of Inuit Art

4. Bruce Bernstein -- Context for the Growth and Development of the Indian Art World in the 1960's and 1970's

5. Gerald McMaster -- Towards

an Aboriginal Art History

6. Ruth B. Phillips -- Art History and the Native Made Object: New Discourses, Old Differences?

7. Charlotte Townsend-Gault -- Hotdogs, A Ball Gown, Adobe and Words: The Modes and Materials of Identity

8. Lucy R. Lippard --

Independent Identities

9. Margaret Dubin -- Sanctioned Scribes: How Critics and Historians Write the Native American Art World

10. Joe Feddersen and Elizabeth Woody -- The Story as Primary Source: Educating the


11. Kay WalkingStick -- Seeking the Spiritual

12. Colleen Cutschall -- Garden of the Evening Star

13. Sara Bates -- Honoring


theoretical to the spiritual to the aesthetic, and which encompass regions from the Canadian arctic to the desert southwest. This lively volume is a must for all practitioners, historians, and students of Native North American art (Janet Catherine Berlo, Professor of Art History,

University of Rochester)

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