ART OF THE NORTHWEST COAST INDIANS by Robert Bruce Inverarity

ART OF THE NORTHWEST COAST INDIANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A handsome volume illustrating the art of the Indian tribes of the Northwest coast of America. Beginning with a very brief sociological study of the northern, middle and southern tribes, the bulk of the book is concerned with descriptive text and photographs of the art forms. Baskets, masks, totem poles, household and ceremonial utensils -- all reflect a primitive vitality with a sophistication of design. The text includes remarks about primitive art in general and the specific use of symbols in the objects discussed. For a special art audience.

Publisher: University of California