Native North American Art

Author(s): Janet Catherine Berlo

History & Theory

An investigation of the indigenous arts of the US and Canada in the OXFORD HISTORY OF ART series. The importance of these arts to the integrity of spiritual, social, political and economic systems within Native North American societies is considered through issues such as gender, representation, the colonial encounter and contemporary arts.


Product Information

the best guide yet to understanding the complexities of Native North American art ... a splendidly well-written sophisticated history, combining art history, anthropology, and cultural studies Gerald McMaster, Curator of Art, Canadian Museum of Civilization an intense and richly detailed treatment of the complex nature of Native American art ... These devoted scholars have done a remarkable and brilliant job with elan and confidence. Professor Arthur Amiotte, Lakota artist and historian

1. An Introduction to the Indigenous Arts of North America; 2. The Southwest; 3. The East; 4. The West; 5. The North; 6. The Northwest Coast; 7. The Twentieth Century: Trends in Modern Native Art; Notes, List of Illustrations, Bibliographic Essay, Timeline, Index

General Fields

  • : 9780192842183
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : September 1998
  • : 238mm X 167mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Janet Catherine Berlo
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 302
  • : 53 colour plates, numerous black and white halftones, 16 line drawings, 8 maps