This is Volume Three in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's American Indian Art Series. This book focuses Native textiles, primarily Navajo weavers. Pueblo textile styles and Pueblo textile artists are also featured, particularly Hopi weavers, and a relatively short section treats "Other Native American Textile Artists." This is a guide to American Indian textiles designed specifically for the collector and consists primarily of artist biographies paired with photographic examples of the weavers' works. The artist biographies provide birth dates (when known), information about family lineage, awards won by the weavers and titles of other publications in which the artists' works have appeared.
This volume provides a brief history of the weaving traditions of the above-mentioned groups, but it's main purpose is as a modern field guide to collecting and learning about the weavers and the work that have defined these textile traditions and those who carry on the traditions today. 32 full-color pages aid in understanding and identifying archetypal stages in the weaving tradition of yesteryear, as well as highlighting modern, living weavers. An extensive bibliography comprises the last three pages of the book.
The pictures shown above give an accurate representation of the formatting and nature of the book's contents. Any photographic representation shown above is merely an effort to reflect the contents of the book and does not accurately portray the high-quality of the photos contained in the book. Photos in the book are crystal clear.
32 full-page color plates
8 3/4" x 11 1/4" format
This is a first edition
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