Sculpture of the Inuit. Third ed. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1992. First published 1972 entitled Sculpture of the Eskimo. Second edition, published in 1992, had additional chapters, “Musings” and “Changes 1971-72”, as well as additional citations appearing at the end of the bibliography.The third edition contains a new chapter, "Changes 1971-1999."
Swinton's groundbreaking book on Inuit art, containing illustrations of hundreds of works from a broad range of communities, is the classic "first book" in a reference library on Inuit art.
George Swinton | Sculpture of the Inuit (3d Ed.) | | Alaska on Madison
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George Swinton, Sculpture of the Inuit (2d Ed.)
Autographed by the author.
Sculpture of the Inuit. Rev. and updated ed. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1992. First published 1972 entitled Sculpture of the Eskimo. The 1992 book has additional chapters, “Musings” and “Changes 1971-72”, as well as additional citations appearing at the end of the bibliography.
George Swinton | Sculpture of the Inuit (2d Ed.) | | Alaska on Madison
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George Swinton, Sculpture of the Eskimo (1st American ed.)
The first American edition of Swinton's classic compendium of Inuit art.
George Swinton | Sculpture of the Eskimo (1st American ed.) | | Alaska on Madison
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George Swinton, Eskimo Sculpture Esquimaude
A precursor of Swinton's classic Sculpture of the Inuit, which is now in its third edition. Contains introductory essay on the development of Inuit art, and extensive illustration of examples of Inuit art from the 1950's and 1960's.
George Swinton | Eskimo Sculpture Esquimaude | | Alaska on Madison
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Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, Sculpture/Inuit
Sculpture of the Inuit; masterworks of the Canadian Arctic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press for the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, 1971. Cover title: Sculpture / Inuit.
The catalogue of one of the first major traveling exhibitions of Inuit art, featuring many early masterworks.
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council | Sculpture/Inuit | | Alaska on Madison
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Ingo Hessel, Arctic Spirit
Heard Museum/Douglas & McIntyre.
Ingo Hessel's survey of Inuit art, with illustrations drawn from the Albrecht collection of Inuit art.
Ingo Hessel | Arctic Spirit | | Alaska on Madison
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Leslie Boyd Ryan, Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective: Fifty Years of Printmaking at the Kinngait Studios
Cape Dorset prints; a retrospective; fifty years of printmaking at the Kinngait Studios. San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2007. Includes essays by Norman Hallendy, Terrence P. Ryan, Patricia Feheley, and Wallace Brannen.
This is a massive, beautifully produced retrospective of prints from Cape Dorset, with outstanding essays by a number of experts in the field, covering the history, techniques, and esthetics of the subject.
Leslie Boyd Ryan | Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective: Fifty Years of Printmaking at the Kinngait Studios | | Alaska on Madison
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James Houston, Eskimo Prints, 1971
James Houston presents a selection of prints from the first decade of printmaking in Cape Dorset, with an excellent essay on how printmaking developed in Cape Dorset.
James Houston | Eskimo Prints | 1971 | Alaska on Madison
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National Museum of Man, The Inuit Print
The Inuit print / L’estampe Inuit. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1977. Catalog of a travelling exhibition of Inuit prints from Cape Dorset, Povungnitung, Holman, Baker Lake and Pangnirtung organized by the National Museum of Man, the National Museums of Canada and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.
An excellent survey of early printmaking; unfortunately, most of the illustrations are in black and white.
National Museum of Man | The Inuit Print | | Alaska on Madison
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Toronto-Dominion Bank, The Eskimo Art Collection of the Toronto-Dominion Bank
The Eskimo art collection of the Toronto-Dominion Bank. Toronto: Toronto-Dominion Bank, 1973? Preface by Paul Duval. Catalog for a traveling exhibition.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank formed one of the earliest and best corporate collections of Inuit art.
Toronto-Dominion Bank | The Eskimo Art Collection of the Toronto-Dominion Bank | | Alaska on Madison
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Christine Lalonde Natalie Ribkoff and, Itukiagatta: Inuit Sculpture from the Collection of the TD Bank Financial Group, 2005
This book was published in conjunction with a travelling exhibit from the TD Bank collection of Inuit art to mark the bank's 150th anniversary. The collection is an impressive one, and the book features a number of stellar pieces by first-generation master carvers.
Christine Lalonde Natalie Ribkoff and | Itukiagatta: Inuit Sculpture from the Collection of the TD Bank Financial Group | 2005 | Alaska on Madison
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Odette Leroux, Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset
Leroux, Odette, Marion E. Jackson and Minnie Aodla Freeman (eds.). Inuit women artists; voices from Cape Dorset. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996.
A collection of essays focusing on Inuit women artists from Cape Dorset, including Kenojuak Ashevak, Ovilu Tunillie, Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuajuak, Pitaloosie Saila and Napachie Pootoogook.
Odette Leroux | Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset | | Alaska on Madison
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Alma Houston, Inuit Art: An Anthology
Introduction by Alma Houston. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Watson & Dwyer, 1988. Comprised of articles by Jean Blodgett, Terry Ryan, Marybelle Myers, Sheila Butler and others originally appearing in The Beaver magazine, 1972-1984. Topics include early printmaking and wall hangings from Baker Lake, Pangnirtung tapestries, history and prehistory of the Canadian Arctic, and a number of prominent artists.
Alma Houston | Inuit Art: An Anthology | | Alaska on Madison
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Cottie Burland, Eskimo Art
An early survey of Inuit art, including historical origins, conditions in the Arctic, and the emergence of the Inuit art market.
Cottie Burland | Eskimo Art | | Alaska on Madison
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Charles Miles, Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North America, 1963
This is an extensively illustrated catalogue of Native American and Inuit artifacts
Charles Miles | Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North America | 1963 | Alaska on Madison
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George Swinton, Inuit Games and Contests: The Clifford E. Lee collection of prints, 1978
A collection of Inuit prints depicting traditional Inuit games and contests
George Swinton | Inuit Games and Contests: The Clifford E. Lee collection of prints | 1978 | Alaska on Madison
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Ministry of Northern Affairs, L'Art Esquimau au Canada, 1964
Contains a selection of early pieces.
Ministry of Northern Affairs | L'Art Esquimau au Canada | 1964 | Alaska on Madison
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ArtsCanada, Special issue: The Eskimo World, December 1971/January 1972
Contains a series of essays on a wide range of topics, including an extended discussion of Dorset culture artifacts, and an essay by George Swinton defending work produced by Inuit artists against claims that it is merely commercial, and also criticizing some the way in which it has been portrayed and promoted by others.
ArtsCanada | Special issue: The Eskimo World | December 1971/January 1972 | Alaska on Madison
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James Houston, Confessions of an Igloo Dweller, 1995
James Houston's story of his years in the Arctic and the development of the effort to create a southern market for Inuit art as art rather than craft.
James Houston | Confessions of an Igloo Dweller | 1995 | Alaska on Madison
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Dorothy Eber, Pitseolak: Pictures out of my life, 1971
A series of interviews with Pitseolak Ashoona, illustrated by her prints and drawings
Dorothy Eber | Pitseolak: Pictures out of my life | 1971 | Alaska on Madison
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Germaine Arnaktauyok, Stories from Pangnirtung Illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok, 1976
From the Foreword: "These stories from Pangnirtung offer the opportunity of listening to northern people as they speak from the heart. Their words, translated from the Inuktitut language, express knowledge, emotion and history. By reading these stories and recollections, one may appreciate the struggles of life, the good times and bad times of a people in transition. Through these pages, the people of Pangnirtung share their memories, their values and their aspirations. Their words convey the importance of the whale and caribou, the difficulty of mastering a harsh environment, the joy of life and the prominence of death, the fears and hopes of tomorrow. By recognizing and recording the thoughts of our northern elders, these stories from Pangnirtung will streengthen an awareness and respect of the Inuit heritage andn culture by younger and future generations.
The book features lively prints by Germaine Arnaktauyok, an artist from Igloolik.
Germaine Arnaktauyok | Stories from Pangnirtung Illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok | 1976 | Alaska on Madison
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Maurice Metayer, Tales from the Igloo With illustrations by Agnes Nanogak, 1972
Legends of the Copper Eskimos, illustrated by Agnes Nanogak, an artist from Holman.
Maurice Metayer | Tales from the Igloo With illustrations by Agnes Nanogak | 1972 | Alaska on Madison
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Fred Bruemmer, Seasons of the Eskimo/A Vanishing Way of Life, 1971
A beautiful photographic essay about the Inuit living a traditional life on the land in Bathurst Inlet.
Fred Bruemmer | Seasons of the Eskimo/A Vanishing Way of Life | 1971 | Alaska on Madison
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Guy Mary-Rousseliere, Beyond the High Hills: A Book of Eskimo Poems with photographs by Guy Mary-Rousseliere, 1961
The poems were collected and translated by Knud Rasmussen, the Danish explorer, in the Iglulik region of Hudson's Bay and the Copper Country. They are illustrated with photographs by Guy Mary-Rousseliere, an Oblate priest who did missionary work in the same area.
Guy Mary-Rousseliere | Beyond the High Hills: A Book of Eskimo Poems with photographs by Guy Mary-Rousseliere | 1961 | Alaska on Madison
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Dorothy Ray, A Legacy of Arctic Art
A legacy of Arctic art. Vancouver and Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre for the Univ. of Alaska Museum, 1996.
In this richly informative volume, Dorothy Jean Ray describes her collection of nearly 100 Eskimo artifacts, now part of the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, and provides an engaging and colorful history of her own pioneering work as an anthropologist, researcher, and writer. Functioning both as a catalog and memoir, the book combines the formal, analytical description of each object with an informal discussion of the author's relationships with the artists and others from whom she obtained these pieces. Through her skillful and vivid interweaving of personal ancedote with information relating to the Eskimos' way of life, religious beliefs, and environment, Ray brings each item in the collection uniquely to life.
Dorothy Ray | A Legacy of Arctic Art | | Alaska on Madison
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Hudson's Bay Company, The Beaver, Autumn 1967
Contains article by Dorothy Jean Ray on Alaskan Eskimo Arts and Crafts
Hudson's Bay Company | The Beaver, Autumn 1967 | | Alaska on Madison
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Hudson's Bay Company, The Beaver, Autumn 1972
Contains article on Baker Lake Wall Hangings by Sheila Butler
Hudson's Bay Company | The Beaver, Autumn 1972 | | Alaska on Madison
Anonymous | Cape Dorset Print Catalog 1964-65 | 1965 | Alaska on Madison
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Anonymous, Inoudjouac Prints 1976, 1977
Anonymous | Inoudjouac Prints 1976 | 1977 | Alaska on Madison
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Anonymous, Pangnirtung 1988 Print Catalogue, 1988
Anonymous | Pangnirtung 1988 Print Catalogue | 1988 | Alaska on Madison
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Judy Shuler, Rie Munoz, Alaskan Artist (two books)
Two books illustrating the watercolors and lithographs of Rie Munoz, a non-Alaskan who went north and stayed, producing a large catalogue of graphic art illustrating traditional life.
Judy Shuler | Rie Munoz, Alaskan Artist (two books) | | Alaska on Madison
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Susan W. Fair, Alaska Native Arts and Crafts
Alaska Geographic (quarterly). Alaska native arts and crafts [ed. by] Susan W. Fair. Vol. 12, no. 3. Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1985. This is a useful catalogue of arts and crafts produced by Alaskan natives.
Susan W. Fair | Alaska Native Arts and Crafts | | Alaska on Madison
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Valerie Chaussonet, Crossroads Alaska: Native Cultures of Alaska and Siberia
Crossroads Alaska; native cultures of Alaska and Siberia. Wash. D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of Natural History. Arctic Studies Center, 1995. A study of the culture and artifacts of Alaskan and Siberian natives.
Valerie Chaussonet | Crossroads Alaska: Native Cultures of Alaska and Siberia | | Alaska on Madison
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Hilary Stewart, Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
Looking at Indian art of the Northwest Coast. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1979. An introduction to how to "read" formline designs.
Hilary Stewart | Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast | | Alaska on Madison
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Marjorie M. Halpin, Totem Poles: An Illustrated Guide
Marjorie M. Halpin | Totem Poles: An Illustrated Guide | | Alaska on Madison
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Aldona Jonaitis, Art of the Northwest Coast
An excellent survey of the art of the major Northwest Coast groups.
Aldona Jonaitis | Art of the Northwest Coast | | Alaska on Madison
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Karen Duffek, Bill Reid: Beyond the Essential Form
A discussion of the art of Bill Reid.
Karen Duffek | Bill Reid: Beyond the Essential Form | | Alaska on Madison
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Bill Holm, Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form
A premier contemporary artist discusses the class principles of form-line design.
Bill Holm | Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form | | Alaska on Madison
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Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the Pacific Northwest Coast
The catalogue of a major exhibition of Northwest Coast art at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The organization of the book will not be to everyone's taste, but the objects illustrated are spectacular.
Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian | Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the Pacific Northwest Coast | | Alaska on Madison
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Steven C. Brown, Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest Coast Art from the Eighteenth through the Twenthieth Century
This richly informative book includes photographs of more than 160 objects from Seattle-area private collections and the Seattle Art Museum, grouped chronologically to illustrate evolutionary changes within the Northwest Coast art tradition. Not a static, rigid, or impersonal tradition, Northwest Coast art is stretched and remolded anew by individuals in each generation. This is a tradition of great antiquity which remain vital and alive today in the work of the best contemporary Northwest Coast Native Artists.
Many pieces by the 19th-century artists Charles Edenshaw, masks and totem pole models by Willie Seaweed, and unusual gold sculpture by Bill Reid are among the extraordinary artworks included in Native Visions.
Steven C. Brown | Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest Coast Art from the Eighteenth through the Twenthieth Century | | Alaska on Madison
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Bill Holm, Form and Freedom: A Dialogue on Northwest Coast Indian Art
Bill Reid and Bill Holm, two outstanding contemporary Northwest Coast artists, discuss a number of objects in a far-ranging discussion.
Bill Holm | Form and Freedom: A Dialogue on Northwest Coast Indian Art | | Alaska on Madison
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Museum of Anthropology, Northwest Coast Indian Artifacts from the H. R. MacMillan Collections In the Museum Of Anthropology The University Of British Columbia
A catalogue of Northwest Coast art from the collections of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Vancouver.
Museum of Anthropology | Northwest Coast Indian Artifacts from the H. R. MacMillan Collections In the Museum Of Anthropology The University Of British Columbia | | Alaska on Madison
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Steven C. Brown, Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected on Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia, 1774-1910
The images in the pages of this book-animal, human, and spirit faces-evoke the powerful cultural legacy of the inhabitants of the Northwest Coast. Spirits of the Water presents approximately 175 examples of the art produced by the Native peoples of a region of great linguistic, cultural, and geographical diversity. Accompanying essays establish a historical and cultural context for this remarkable assemblage of objects, and explore the traditions of art, social organization, and ceremony that inspired their makers.
Steven C. Brown | Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected on Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia, 1774-1910 | | Alaska on Madison
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Bill Reid, The Raven Steals the Light: Native American Tales
A collection of Northwest Coast legends.
Bill Reid | The Raven Steals the Light: Native American Tales | | Alaska on Madison
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Martha Black, Bella Bella: A Season of Heiltsuk Art
Bella Bella; a season of Heiltsuk art. Toronto and Vancouver: Royal Ontario Museum and Douglas & McIntyre, 1997. An introduction to the art of the Bella Bella (Heiltsuk).
Martha Black | Bella Bella: A Season of Heiltsuk Art | | Alaska on Madison
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Janet C. Berlo, Native North American Art
erlo, Janet Catherine and Ruth B. Phillips. Native North American art. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
A survey of Native American art. A useful introduction to the subject.
Janet C. Berlo | Native North American Art | | Alaska on Madison
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David Damas, Handbook of North American Indians: Vol. 5 Arctic
Damas, David, ed. Arctic. Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 5, Wash. D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1984. This volume contains a wealth of essays on the arctic environment, culture, history and prehistory, with separate essays for each cultural group.
David Damas | Handbook of North American Indians: Vol. 5 Arctic | | Alaska on Madison
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