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Alaska Native Art: Tradition, Innovation, Continuity
by Susan W. Fair
edited by Jean Blodgett
University of Alaska Press, 2006
Paper: 978-1-889963-82-2 | Cloth: 978-1-889963-79-2
Library of Congress Classification E78.A3F17 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 745.08997120798

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Ranging from the islands of the Bering Sea to Alaska's interior forests, Alaska Native Art celebrates the rich art of Alaska's Native peoples, both setting their work in the context of historical traditions and demonstrating the vibrant role it continues to play in contemporary Alaskan culture. Alaska Native Art showcases a staggering array of types of art—from beadwork to ivory carving, basketry to skin sewing—from Aleutian Islander, Pacific Eskimo, Tlingit, Athabaskan, Yup'ik, and Inupiaq artists, as well as full-color photographs of artists at work. Lavishly produced, and featuring a fascinating study by author Susan W. Fair of the concept of tradition in the modern world, it is a tribute to the incredible vision of Alaska's Native artists.

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