Looking at Totem Poles Hilary Stewart

ISBN: 9781550540741

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191 pages


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Looking at Totem Poles  by  Hilary Stewart

Looking at Totem Poles by Hilary Stewart
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Magnificent and haunting, the tall cedar sculptures called totem poles have become a distinctive symbol of the native people of the Northwest Coast. The powerful carvings of the vital and extraordinary beings such as Sea Bear, Thunderbird and CedarMoreMagnificent and haunting, the tall cedar sculptures called totem poles have become a distinctive symbol of the native people of the Northwest Coast.

The powerful carvings of the vital and extraordinary beings such as Sea Bear, Thunderbird and Cedar Man are impressive and intriguing.Looking at Totem Poles is an indispensable guide to 110 poles in easily acessible outdoor locations in coastal British Columbia and Alaska. In clear and lively prose, Hilary Stewart describes the various types of poles, their purpose, and how they were carved and raised.

She also identifies and explains frequently depicted figures and objects.Each pole, shown in a beautifully detailed drawing, is accompanied by a text that points out the crests, figures and objects carved on it. Historical and cultural background are given, legends are recounted and often the carvers comments or anecdotes enrich the poles story. Photographs put some of the poles into context or show their carving and raising.This book is a companion volume to Hilary Stewarts enormously successful Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast.



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