Southwestern Indian Jewelry

Southwestern Indian Jewelry

Book - 1992
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Spectacular photographs of the breathtaking beautiful objects and sensitive portraits of the artists combine with an insightful, informative text to capture the spirit of this work and the vital cultures from which it springs.
This ground-breaking volume opens by surveying the vividly colored necklaces, earrings, and pins made in shell and stone from prehistoric times to the present, particularly in the Santo Domingo and Zuni pueblos. The focus then shifts to the much-admired and avidly collected work in silver -- often set with turquoise and other stones -- by Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni artists. The book culminates in an exploration of striking contemporary work in which many artists have adapted traditional approaches to create original designs. A collector's guide offers invaluable advice as well as an illustrated glossary of materials, techniques, objects, and designs. A nationwide directory of sources concludes the book.
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9781558592827
1558592822
Branch Call Number: R739.27089 C496S
Characteristics: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Northup, Stephen
Monteaux, Michel

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