American Indian Textiles: 2,000 Artist Biographies

Item No: 1757

$ 65.00

  • From the American Indian Arts Series, this book is the definitive volume about American Indian textile artists. The volume profiles over 2,000 artists from the past two centuries, featuring over 600 artist portraits and more than 1,000 textiles. The artists are organized in to three groups: "Navajo Weavers," "Pueblo Textile Artists," and "Other Native American Textile Artists." The purpose of the American Indian Arts Series is to introduce people to American Indian artists and their fine arts, and this book is an essential resource and reference for collectors of Native American arts and textiles.

    • Author: Gregory Schaaf
    • Hardback: 319 pages
    • Publisher: Ciac Pr; First Edition (December 1, 2000)
    • ISBN-10: 0966694848
    • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Dr. Gregory Schaaf is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures in Santa Fe. He earned his doctorate in American Indian History and a degree in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his distinguished teaching career, he became an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Native American Studies Programs. As a recognized scholar, he addressed the United Nations and testified before the United States Senate on Indian Affairs. He is the author of the American Indian Art Series; Wampum Belts & Peace Trees; Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison: On Religion & the State; The U.S. Constitution and the Great Law of Peace.
  • This book was created with the cooperation of American Indian artists and their friends. Through artist surveys, archival research and personal interviews, information was collected in 25 categories including: the artist's pueblo, moiety (social group), clan (group of extended families), active years, lifespan, family relationships, education, teachers, students, awards, demonstrations, exhibitions, collections, favorite designs, publications, and twenty years of auction records. Many completed a personal statement, "I enjoy creating artwork, because..." Some wrote or narrated autobiographical statements. Following the biographies are family tree charts which illustrate how artistic traditions are passed down from one generation to the next.
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