A Legacy of Arctic Art

A Legacy of Arctic Art

Book - 1996
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A catalog and memoir combining photographs, analytical descriptions, and the author's anecdotes about the artists represented in her collection of arctic art, now part of the University of Alaska's Museum. The catalog covers the spectrum of Eskimo painting, graphic art, basketry, wood carving, skin and cloth sewing, dolls, engraved ivory from 1866 to the present, and masks. The volume is published to accompany the University of Alaska arctic art exhibit in June 1996. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Dorothy Jean Ray describes her collection of nearly one hundred 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.

Publisher: Seattle : Published for the University of Alaska Museum by the University of Washington Press, c1996.
ISBN: 9780295975078
Characteristics: xix, 196 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: University of Alaska Museum


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