Charles Edenshaw is the first survey of this iconic figure in Northwest Coast art. Working in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Edenshaw was an exceptional carver of wood, silver and argillite, imbuing traditional Haida design with an innovative and elegant personal style. Nominated for the BC Book Prizes’ Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, this book brings together the largest number of his works ever assembled and offers a rare opportunity to view his legacy. Packed with lavish illustrations and beautiful colour photography, this title is essential for anyone with an interest in Northwest Coast art.
Charles Edenshaw was published on the occasion of a landmark exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Robin K. Wright and Daina Augaitis (with Haida Advisors Robert Davidson and James Hart), and presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 26, 2013 to February 2, 2014.
Edited by Robin K. Wright and Daina Augaitis
Essays by Daina Augaitis, Nika Collison, Stacey Brown, Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Robert Charles Davidson, Mandy Ginson, Guujaw, James Hart Chief 7Idansuu, Bill Holm, Alan Hoover, Aldona Jonaitis, Bill McLennan and Karen Duffek, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson and Robin K. Wright
Haida Advisors: Robert Davidson and James Hart256 pages
9 x 11 inches
280 colour and black and white illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing