Northwest Coast Indian Art : An Analysis of Form

Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form

By Bill Holm
$26.95




It is apparent that there was, on the Northwest Coast, a highly developed system for the organization of form and space in two-dimensional design as an adjunct to the well-known symbolism. Design ranging from nearly realistic representation to abstraction resulted from the application of the principles of this system.—from Northwest Coast Indian Art

“A genuinely analytical study of the basic elements of form which characterizes a particular aboriginal art... . The text is clear and brings truly fresh understanding and appreciation to a complex art; it also contributes a concept of analysis which should be applied to other areas. The book is well designed and very well illustrated.”—Choice


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9780888941725
Paperback / softback
7.0 in x 9.0 in - 240 pp

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It is apparent that there was, on the Northwest Coast, a highly developed system for the organization of form and space in two-dimensional design as an adjunct to the well-known symbolism. Design ranging from nearly realistic representation to abstraction resulted from the application of the principles of this system.—from Northwest Coast Indian Art

“A genuinely analytical study of the basic elements of form which characterizes a particular aboriginal art... . The text is clear and brings truly fresh understanding and appreciation to a complex art; it also contributes a concept of analysis which should be applied to other areas. The book is well designed and very well illustrated.”—Choice

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9780888941725
Paperback / softback
7.0 in x 9.0 in - 240 pp