The Haida Indians of the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia constructed some of the most magnificent houses and erected some of the most beautifully carved totem poles on the Northwest coast. During the last quarter of the 19th century, many of these were captured, first on glass plates and later on film by photographers who travelled to villages like Masset and Skidegate to record the long rows of communal plank houses separated from the water by soaring totem poles. "Haida Monumental Art", initially published as a limited edition hardcover and finally available in paperback, includes a large number of these remarkable photographs, selected from a collection of over 10,000 original prints and photographic plates. They depict the Haida villages at the height of their glory and record their tragic deterioration only a few decades later. Also, this edition contains the complete text from the first edition, including site plans and detailed descriptions of 15 major villages and several smaller sites, which are catalogued house by house and pole by pole. By combining archaeology and ethnohistory, George MacDonald presents an integrated framework for understanding the physical structure of a Haida village. He explains how the houses and poles are part of a fascinating web of myth, family history, and Haida cosmology and thus provides a unique insight into Haida culture.
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Descrizione libro UBC Press/University of Washington Press, 1995. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Type: Book 217 pp., illustrated glazed cartonage bdg. with white titling on front board & spine. Illustrated throughout with mostly b/w in text phototypes and some full colour plates, as well as b/w maps and diagrams; this book is the result of research lauched by the National Museum of Man and conducted in between 1960 and 1980 and as such represents the most complete survey of Haida monumental art. A FINE copy in a custom-made high gauge mylar DJ that will require extra shipping monies.Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request.Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request. Books sold to the USA are shipped USPS out of Champlain NY. Codice libro della libreria 933H
Descrizione libro University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2002. Soft Cover. Near Fine in softcover. 30 by 31 cm. 218 pages. Pictorial cover. Contains many black and white illustrations from photographs. Also contains glossy section of color illustrations of works of art. Very light bending to corners only. Beautiful book. Bright, clean. Codice libro della libreria 5200A44
Descrizione libro Univ of British Columbia Pr, Vancouver, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Reprint. 077480484X 218 pages. 'A monument in itself. a sourcebook to which the scholar can return over and over again. a valuable companion to the museum visitor who wishes to learn more about the context of the Haida poles. pleasurable and informative reading for anyone interested in Northwest Coast culture. The historic photographs are stunning. To see the villages as the earliest photographers saw them is to recapture in part the wonder and majesty that was the Haida cultural heritage. At the same time the grief that was the destruction of the villages is all too apparent." - From back cover. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Moisture exposure to fore-edge of front cover and first fifty pages has resulted in light staining and mild undulations. A sound copy of this impressive work. Codice libro della libreria 257G1297