Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn


Book is in excellent condition, as new, very stiff, appears unread. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows light scuffing from shelf wear only, no tears, no edge wear. "Contemporary Native American artists are both blessed and burdened by their proud artistic heritage. On the one hand, a profound connection to the past inspires a respect for traditional art and a desire to emulate it. On the other, like all creative individuals, modern Indian artists are driven to express their own unique visions. Davidson, a Haida born in Alaska and raised on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of northern British Columbia) and Vancouver, has succeeded in achieving a balance between these needs. In both his life and his art, he has strived for both the preservation of his culture and the evolution of his own artistic statements. Many of Davidson's pieces are carved masks and totem poles that reflect the influence of past Haida artists but also possess a decidedly fresh fluidity and distinctive personality. By mastering traditional techniques, Davidson has grounded, and therefore legitimized, his innovations. This articulate and well-designed volume combines illuminating biographical essays with excerpts from interviews with Davidson and presents some 110 of his powerful sculptures, paintings, and prints. This book will greatly enrich any American art collection." 180 pages a great many full page, full color prints.

Title: Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn

Author: Robert Davidson,; JONAITIS, ALDONA; JONES, MARIANNE; THOM, IAN M.

Categories: Native Peoples, Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Vancouver, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre: 1993

ISBN Number: 1550540750

ISBN Number 13: 9781550540758

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Art

Size: XL

Seller ID: 138159

Keywords: Haida, Carving, Wood, Totem Pole, Mask, Drum, Panel, Bronze , Watercolor, Northwest Native Craftsman, Canada, Master Carver, Coast, Bill Reid, Argillite, Drawings, Jewelry, Gold, Vancouver Art Gallery,