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Native American Art in the Twentieth Century Makers, Meanings, Histories

Edited By W. Jackson Rushing III Copyright 1999
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This illuminating and provocative book is the first anthology devoted to Twentieth Century Native American and First Nation art. Native American Art brings together anthropologists, art historians, curators, critics and distinguished Native artists to discuss pottery, painitng, sculpture, printmaking, photography and performance art by some of the most celebrated Native American and Canadian First Nation artists of our time
    The contributors use new theoretical and critical approaches to address key issues for Native American art, including symbolism and spirituality, the role of patronage and musuem practices, the politics of art criticism and the aesthetic power of indigenous knowledge. The artist contributors, who represent several Native nations - including Cherokee, Lakota, Plains Cree, and those of the PLateau country - emphasise the importance of traditional stories, myhtologies and ceremonies in the production of comtemporary art. Within great poignancy, thye write about 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.

    List of Illustrations Editor's Foreword AcknowledgementsPart 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 BernsteinPart 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 DubinPart 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


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