Title: Indian Artists at Work. First Edition.
Publisher:  J.J. Douglas Ltd., Vancouver, 1976, ISBN:0888941161 1976
ISBN Number: 0888941161 / 9780888941169
Seller ID: 99400
STELTZER, Ulli. Indian Artists at Work. Vancouver: J.J. Douglas Ltd., (1976). First Printing. Pp. (10),-163,(1). Illustrated in black and white. Large square 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine.
Grumet, Native Americans of the Northwest Coast : A Critical Bibliography 185.
"The Indiancultures that once flourished in the Northwest left a magnificent legacy. Nourished by a rich land and a benevolent climate, they produced profound and original art that is now recognized everywhere as a sophisticated expression of a unique way of life. For a time this creativity was suppressed along with ritual life, but today new craftsmen and master artists are creating new works that reflect a reinvigorated sense of tradition and community. Now, in the tradition of Edward S. Curtis, a distinguished photographer has sought out British Columbia's native artists in their own places, met them informally and recorded them at their crafts. In over 200 perspective phot ographs Ulli Steltzer has captured ninety-three dedicated men and women as they carve silver, wood and argillite; prepare wool for weaving and knitting; dig roots and gather grasses for their baskets. There are glimpses of their studios, their homes and the countryside. Their words, too, are recorded: comments on their heritage, their present-day philosophy, on tools, materials, processes, and designs, that tell clearly -- and often movingly -- the uniqueness of the way they each see their work." - from the dust jacket.
Haida Basket Weavers;
Kwagutl Carvers and Blanket Makers;
Weavers and Carvers of Vancouver Island's West Coast;
Cowichan Knitters and Salish Weavers;
Thompson, Mount Currie, and Coastal Basket Weavers;
Okanagan and Carrier Bead and Leather Workers, Carrier Birch Basket Makers;
Gitksan Carvers and Blanket Makers;
The Nass River, Stikine River, and Prince Rupert Carvers.
Very good in nicked, price-clipped dust jacket. 25.00