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Native American art in the twentieth century : makers, meanings, histories / edited by W. Jackson Rushing III.


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Publication date:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
  • Book
  • xxi, 214 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • List of Illustrations Editor's Foreword Acknowledgements Part 1. Editor's Introduction 1. Fwekes and Nampeyo: Clarifying a Myth-Understanding Joseph Traugott 2. America's Pueblo Artists: Encounters on the Borderlands David W. Penney and Lisa A. Roberts 3. James Houston, Armchair Tourism, and the Marketing of Inuit Art Kristin K. Potter 4. Context for the Growth and Development of the Indian Art World in the 1960's and 1970's Bruce Bernstein Part 2. Editor's Introduction 5. Towards and Aboriginal Art History Gerald McMaster 6. Art History and the Native Made Object: New Discourses, Old Differences? Ruth B. Phillips 7. Hotdogs, A Ball Gown, Adobe and Words: The Modes and Materials of Identity Charlotte Townsend-Gault 8. Independent Indentities Lucy R. Lippard 9. Sanctioned Scribes: How Critics and Historians Write the native American Art World Margaret Dubin Part 3. Editor's Introduction 10. The Story as Primary Source: Educating the Gaze Joe Feddersen and Elizabeth Woody 11. Seeking the Spiritual Kay WalkingStick 12. Garden of the Evening Star Colleen Cutschall 13. Honoring Sara Bates Notes on the Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Native American and First Nation art has won increasing international recognition in recent years, as galleries and museums have begun to make room for Native artists. Celebrating the vitality of comtemporary Native art, Native American Art in the Twentieth Century traces the political context of Native American art production from the 1890's to the present, and engages with a range of concepts and issues such as the influence of spirituality in Native art, and the struggle for artistic self-determination. With contributions from anthropologists, art historians, curators and practising artists, this collection examines pottery, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and performance art by some of the most celebrated Native American and Canadian artists of our time. From the Pueblo pottery revival to the invention and marketing of modern Inuit art, contributors offer new interprative stategies based on Native culture and knowledge, stressing the significance of tradition, mythology and ceremony in the production of Native art, and conceptualising recent art in terms of home, homeland and aboriginal sovereignty. Tracing the continued resistance of Native artists to dominant orthodoxies of the art market and art history, Native American Art in the Twentieth Century argues forcefully for Native art's place in modern art history.
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Rushing, W. Jackson.

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