The Art of Native American Basketry : A Living Legacy

Book Cover The Art of Native American Basketry : A Living Legacy

Description

In recent years, Native American basketry has aroused the interest and admiration of individuals, from the scholar to the collector. It is a complex subject and offers an opportunity to study through time the various changes which transpired in its function, form and manufacture. Native American Basketry: A Living Legacy, by Frank W. Porter III, is the first major study of the subject since 1904, and presents a collection of essays written by those intimately familiar with the basket makers and basketry of North America. Illustrated with approximately 80 black-and-white photographs--many of which are historical records of basket makers and their baskets--Native American Basketry uses archaeological, ethnographic, historical and contemporary information in discussing the changes in native basketry from prehistoric times to the present. In spite of the wide range of habitats, as well as the social and cultural diversity of the basket-making tribes, it is surprising to discover the similar ways the basket makers adapted basketry after prolonged contact with nonIndian peoples. The book is especially well-suited not only for the scholar of American Indian art history, but cultural history as well.

Details

Author(s)
Frank Porter
Format
Hardback | 368 pages
Dimensions
164.08 x 239.78 x 33.27mm | 793.79g
Publication date
10 Apr 1990
Publisher
ABC-CLIO
Imprint
Praeger Publishers Inc
Publication City/Country
Westport, United States
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition Statement
Annotated edition
ISBN10
0313267162
ISBN13
9780313267161