Encyclopedia of Native American artists / Deborah Everett and Elayne Zorn.Material type: TextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryArtists of the American mosaic: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xix, 267 p.) : ill. (some col.)ISBN: 9780313080616 (electronic book)Subject(s): Indian artists -- United States -- Encyclopedias | Indian artists -- Canada -- Encyclopedias | Indian arts -- North AmericaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Encyclopedia of Native American artists.DDC classification: 709.2397 LOC classification: N6538.A4Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: Examines the lives and works of numerous Native American artists, demonstrating the range of media, themes, and experiences of Native artists, and their influences on and by western culture.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Examines the lives and works of numerous Native American artists, demonstrating the range of media, themes, and experiences of Native artists, and their influences on and by western culture.
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CHOICE ReviewArt critic Everett and anthropologist Zorn (Univ. of Central Florida) team up to provide in-depth profiles of 70 Native artists of the modern era (20th century to present). Seeking to complement standard works on prominent Native artists (e.g., St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, ed. by R. Matuz, 1998), the authors have selected influential, albeit perhaps less widely known artists, based on "depth of artistic expression, impact on other artists, and rarity of vision." This volume represents a broad spectrum of contemporary media and styles including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, mixed media, assemblage art, glass art, fiber art, ceramic art, printmaking, videography, filmmaking, digital art, and performance art. Alphabetically arranged entries reflect the authors' intensive research; they include interviews with artists and/or their families and visits to studios, exhibitions, and museums. Lengthy entries offer information about artists' lives and the impact of cultural experience on their personal philosophies and work. Each entry concludes with references and a list of places to view the artist's work. Black-and-white reproductions accompany some entries; several pages of color plates add interest. This is an important resource for any library supporting programs in art history, fine arts, or Native American studies. Includes a glossary. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. M. Cedar Face Southern Oregon University
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Deborah Everett is a critic and arts writer covering the art scene in New York and internationally for over 10 years. Her reviews and articles deal with all media of contemporary visual art, as well as analyses of art issues and trends. She has also written about architecture and art historical subjects, and has composed catalogue essays for exhibitions at uong Island University and the Architectural League in New York City. She has been published in ZingMagazine, Cover magazine, and articlemagazine.com, as well as writing currently for Sculpture magazine and NY Arts.
Elayne Zorn is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida. Her research during the past 25 years has examined community tourism and traditional and tourist arts in highland Peru and Bolivia, focusing on how indigenous Quechua-speaking people build on traditional cultural practices to cope with globalization. Publications include Weaving a Future: Tourism, Cloth, and Culture on an Andean Island (2004), and several dozen articles and book chapters on topics including textiles, tourism, food, music, and Latin American folk artists in Florida.