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Featured Books


By Robert Bruce Inverarity


Here is the most complete text and general collection of illustrations of Northwest Coast Indian art written in the last twenty years. The art objects shown and described in this book are to the anthropologist and the artist what original documents are to the historian. Each individual work of art shows in concrete form the speculations about life and nature which took root among these primitive peoples. As such they form part of the vast mosaic of culture patterns of early North America.(From Amazon)



By Robert Bringhurst

 It is rare for a single work of sculpture to become the subject of a book at any time, much less at the moment of its installation. But Bill Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii is no ordinary sculpture. Commissioned for the courtyard of the new Canadian chancery in Washington, DC, it sits directly across the street from the National Gallery and is destined to become one of the major artistic landmarks of the capital and of the North American continent.


 The Box of Daylight 

by Bill Holm 

This book presents 200 impressive examples of the art of the major culture groups of the Northwest Coast Salish, West Coast, Kwakiutl, Bells Coola, Northern Wakashan, Tsimshian, Haida, and Tlingit—ranging from elaborate ceremonial regalia to ordinary items of everyday use. Assembled by Bill Holm, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, for a major exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the seldom seen artifacts demonstrate the quality sophistication and variety of this classic art. (From Amazon)


by Susan Point


Native American Salish artist Susan Point did not take up art until she was in her late twenties, but since then has immersed herself in the study of traditional Coast Salish art and culture. She says: "Coast Salish art is relatively unknown to most people today as it was an almost lost art form after European contact-the reason being that Salish lands were the first to be settled by Europeans. Because of this, over the years, I have spent a great deal of my time trying to revive traditional Coast Salish art-and also attempting to educate the public to the fact that there was, and still is, another art indigenous to the central Pacific Northwest Coast."

Point's striking and distinctive art-from jewelry in precious metals to prints, paintings, and monumental pieces in wood and glass-has won worldwide acclaim and a worldwide audience. An innovator with a strong personal style, she likes to express ancestral concepts and designs in media such as glass and bronze as well as the more traditional wood. "In creating my art," she says, "I feel a need to continually express my cultural background and beliefs yet, at the same time, my work continues to evolve with changes both within and outside of my community." (From Amazon)

Northwest Coast Indian Art

by Bill Holm

The masterworks of Northwest Coast Indians are admired today as among the great achievements of the world’s primitive artisans.  The painted and carved wooden screens, chests and boxes for storage and cooking, dishes, rattles crest hats and other ceremonial paraphernalia reveal a rare artistic virtuosity and document the unique involvement of these craftsmen with their environment.

Bill Holm, a Seattle art teacher, is widely known throughout the Pacific Northwest as a foremost authority on Indian art and dance. (From Amazon)

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Fall is in the Air!

Not only is summer at an end but our gardens and orchards are giving us way more tomatoes and apples than we know what to do with. Or maybe you had a particularly good catch last weekend (or stumbled upon a great sale on salmon). Whatever bounty you are blessed with, check out the items in the Featured Books scrolling to the left for a few ideas on how to handle the abundance.


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