This is Volume Four in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's American Indian Art Series. It covers the period from circa 1800 to the present and includes the pottery of Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Pecos, Laguna, Sandia, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Tigua/Isleta del Sur, Zia and Zuni Pueblos. This is a guide to Pueblo pottery designed specifically for the collector and consists primarily of artist biographies paired with photographic examples of the potters' works. The artist biographies provide birth dates (when known), information about family lineage, awards won by the potters and titles of other publications in which the artists' works have appeared.
The beginning of the book provides a brief history of the potting traditions at each of the above-listed pueblos. This is followed by 32 full-color pages highlighting both early and contemporary examples of work from the pueblos. This section also has a few full-color pages devoted to major potting families, such as the Tenorio and Melchior families from Santo Domingo Pueblo, and the Cerno family from Acoma Pueblo. Pages 41 through 338 are devoted to individual artist biographies. An extensive bibliography comprises the last four pages of the book.
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32 full-page color plates
8 3/4" x 11 1/4" format
This is a first edition
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