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Overview

Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-1970 by Maria Finckenstein, Maria Von Finckenstein, Maria Von Finckenstein, Ann Meekitj Hanson

Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 color photographs, Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-1970 is an impressive tribute to an art form that was virtually unknown fifty years ago and is now regularly featured in major art exhibitions worldwide.

The works of art in this book are organized by geographic area, to illustrate the strong regional styles of this unique art form. In Nunavik, narrative is emphasized, whereas the works of Baffin artists stress the beauty of the richly textured local stone. In Keewatin, the sculptures look pre-historic yet modern, while the work of the Kitikmeot is distinguished by its shamanic whalebone carvings. Quotes, reminiscences and historic snapshots provide introductions to individual Northern communities.

In a major and invaluable essay, James Houston, a tireless and passionate champion and respected authority on Inuit art, recounts his experiences and observations of fifty years with the Inuit people.

The stunning photos, taken by Museum photographer Harry Foster, illustrate major pieces from the Canadian Museum of Civilization as well as treasures from James Houston's personal collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552631041
Publisher: Key Porter Books
Publication date: 02/05/2000
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

James Houston is a prolific writer, artist and film maker. He is past chairman of both the Eskimo Arts Council and the American Indian Art Center in New York City.

Ann Meekitjuk Hanson is a journalist and broadcaster, and former deputy commissioner of the Northwest Territories.

Maria von Finckenstein is the Curator of Contemporary Inuit Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. She has published extensively in numerous publications and is a regular contributor to Inuit Art Quarterly.

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