Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9781578642144 Published September 2003

Aleut Art

Unangam Aguqaadangin

Lydia Black

Lydia Black

Distributed for Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association

208 pages | 180 color plates | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 2003
Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9781578642144 Published September 2003
Now in a second edition, Aleut Art is a landmark work that provides a comprehensive picture of the Unangas, or Aleut people, and the place of art in their lives, both past and present.
 
Full of extraordinary color plates representing collections from museums throughout Europe and the United States, Aleut Art showcases wood, bone, and ivory work, as well as the famous kamleikas (waterproof parkas made of gut) for which the Aleut are known. A chapter on masks reproduces extraordinary wooden examples from the 19th century and situates them in their cultural context. Other topics include Aleut hunting visors, weaving, embroidery, and tattoo. Black covers both works recovered from archaeological sites and modern Aleut artists whose work now resides in museums worldwide.
Contents
Foreword by Dimitri Philemonof
Preface by Alice Petrivelli
Acknowledgements
Introduction
 
PART I
PREHISTORIC TRADITIONS
A Cord of Many Strands
          IN THE EAST
          THE ISLANDS OF THE FOUR MOUNTAINS
          IN THE WEST
          MASKS
 
PART II
HISTORIC PERIOD
Ethnographic Art
        THE ARTS OF MEN
        THE ARTS OF WOMEN
 
PART III
NEW HORIZONS
 
Endnotes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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