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The Plains Indians : artists of earth and sky, Gaylord Torrence

Label
The Plains Indians : artists of earth and sky
Title
The Plains Indians
Title remainder
artists of earth and sky
Statement of responsibility
Gaylord Torrence
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Contributor
Author
Curator
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this exhibition, you will discover objects produced by 135 artists; objects that offer an unprecedented view of the continuity of the aesthetic traditions of the Plains Indians, from the 16th to the 20th century."--Musée du quai Branly brochure
  • The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky celebrates the extraordinary beauty, power, and spiritual resonance of Plains Indian art throughout time. Richly illustrated, this volume includes a wealth of masterworks from European and North American collections, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy stone pipe to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes. Works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers are presented together with those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804-06, along with objects from the early reservation era and contemporary works based in traditional forms and ideas. The distinct Plains aesthetic -- intertwined with the natural world, ephemeral, and materially rich -- is revealed through an array of forms and mediums: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler, and shell; porcupine quill and glass bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; and richly ornamented clothing and ceremonial objects. Many nations are represented -- Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Mesquakie, Kansa, and others. With newly researched texts by leading scholars, this book charts the continuum of centuries of artistic tradition and reflects the significant place that Plains Indian culture holds in European history and in the heritage of North America
Cataloging source
DNA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torrence, Gaylord
Dewey number
970.670978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.G73
LC item number
T67x 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Musée du quai Branly
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musée du quai Branly
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian art
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Musée du quai Branly
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Indian art
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Great Plains
Target audience
general
Label
The Plains Indians : artists of earth and sky, Gaylord Torrence
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Legal deposit, April 2014"--Colophon
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition presented at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris from April 8 to July 20, 2014; at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City from September 19, 2014 to January 11, 2015; and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from March 3 to May 10, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Stéphane Martin -- Preface / Julían Zugazagoitia -- Introduction / Gaylord Torrence -- Change and survival on the Great Plains / Colin G. Calloway -- Artists of earth and sky / Arthur Amiotte -- Ancient peoples -- Life on the Great Plains, 1700-1820 -- Cultural florescence, 1820-1860 -- Death of the buffalo, 1860-1880 -- Islands of former ancestral homelands, 1880-1910 -- Lives coming together and apart, 1910-1965 -- Artistic revival in contemporary life, 1965-2013 -- List of works exhibited
Control code
879580587
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9782370740021
Isbn Type
(Editions Skira)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)879580587
Label
The Plains Indians : artists of earth and sky, Gaylord Torrence
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Legal deposit, April 2014"--Colophon
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition presented at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris from April 8 to July 20, 2014; at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City from September 19, 2014 to January 11, 2015; and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from March 3 to May 10, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Stéphane Martin -- Preface / Julían Zugazagoitia -- Introduction / Gaylord Torrence -- Change and survival on the Great Plains / Colin G. Calloway -- Artists of earth and sky / Arthur Amiotte -- Ancient peoples -- Life on the Great Plains, 1700-1820 -- Cultural florescence, 1820-1860 -- Death of the buffalo, 1860-1880 -- Islands of former ancestral homelands, 1880-1910 -- Lives coming together and apart, 1910-1965 -- Artistic revival in contemporary life, 1965-2013 -- List of works exhibited
Control code
879580587
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9782370740021
Isbn Type
(Editions Skira)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)879580587

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