Title The Art of North America.
Binding Hardcover in DJ.
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Good
Publisher Greystone Press 1968.
Seller ID 1983c
257 pp As an ethnologist as weel as an art historian, Haberland has drawn on the full range of our growing knowledge of the indigenous peoples of North America. In this survey of their art and architecture, he begins by examining the background of the early settlements of the New World and the broadly diffused rock paintings, and then deals in turn with the Eskimos, the Indian tribes of the various regions of the present U.S. the Northwest, California, the Southwest, the Plains, the Northeast, and the Southeast- and finally the original inhabitants of the West Indies. The geographic, economic, social, and religious factors that conditioned the development of the art of North America receive full attention, and the author shows how intimately the styles of the artists were influenced the nature of the raw materials available bone in the North, wood in the Pacific Northwest, stone and clay in the Southwest. The illustrations have been chosen for their intrinsic appeal no less than for their documentary interest, and demonstrate that the art of these regions can rival the monuments of Mexico and Peru. Many of the subjects illustrated are here reproduced for the first time. For all their richness and variety, the arts of indigenous North America have, until recently, been largely neglected; this volume goes far to redress the balance. 60 plates in full color and 95 line drawings are supported by eight maps, five chronological charts, and a detailed bibliography. 60 full-color plates, 95 black/white illustrations.