The definitive and lavishly illustrated introduction to Inuit sculpture, graphic and textile arts.
Engaging and authoritative, this essential book explores Inuit art from historical, cultural and aesthetic perspectives, as the stunning photographs showcase works from major collections, including those of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Brief descriptions of techniques and materials, as well as visits with artists at home and at work, enrich our understanding of the art. A foreword by George Swinton, illuminates the place and achievements of the art form.
Ingo Hessel has been deeply involved with Inuit art and artists for a long time, and for twelve years was Special Projects Officer and Co-ordinator of the Canadian Inuit Art Information Centre of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs for the Government of Canada. His interest in Inuit art has also led to teaching courses at the University of Ottawa, curating exhibitions and publishing numerous articles in journals. His booklet Canadian Inuit Sculpture was published by Canadian Indian and Northern Affairs in nine languages; so far 400,000 copies have been distributed around the world. He lives in Ottawa, where he is now an Inuit art consultant and writer.
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