Lavishly illustrated with over a hundred color reproductions, this new paperback edition is an impressive photographic tribute to an art form that is regularly featured in major art exhibitions worldwide. Born out of economic necessity, Inuit art has captured the imagination of art lovers since 1948, when it was first exhibited. Celebrating Inuit Art showcases sculpture from the period when Canadian Inuit abandoned their nomadic lifestyle to settle in small villages across the Arctic. During this tumultuous time, in a society threatened with acculturation, art played a critical social role, preserving and expressing the culture's rich oral history.
Used availability for James Houston's Celebrating Inuit Art
February 2000 : Canada Hardback
April 2007 : Canada Paperback
Title: Celebrating Inuit Art
Author(s): James Houston, Meekitjuk Hanson, Maria von Finckenstein
ISBN: 1-55263-803-0 / 978-1-55263-803-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Key Porter Books