• Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art

  • $58.50

  • Vancouver Art Gallery and Douglas & McIntyre

    2006

    9781553651857

    Hardcover

    10" x 0.8" x 12.8"

    182 pages

    Authors: Peter MacnairDaina Augaitis and Marianne Jones

    Contributors: Nika Collison, Vince Collison, Robert Davidson, Guujaaw and Bill Reid.

     

    The core of this powerful assemblage is an exploration of the extraordinary achievement of Haida art, as art. Interwoven throughout the text and the finely reproduced images is a skillful intermingling of key themes: the defining myths of origins; the structures of ownership and privilege; the relationship of the people to the land; the influence of the early master-carvers; the monumental achievements of Charles Edenshaw, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, and many others; the Haida and colonialism; and hybrid tendencies in contemporary Haida art. From oral histories and genealogies to the breakout aesthetics of contemporary Haida work in many media, this book celebrates a great art in a contemporary context.

    Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art was published to coincide with the exhibition presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery June 10 to September 17, 2006. 


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