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image of NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.

NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.

by Morrisseau, Norval. Preface by Robert Houle. Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.

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Published
2007
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Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9781552637265
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NZ$218.07

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Toronto: Key Porter, 2007. 160 pp, 12 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of Morrisseau's striking artwork. "In three essays, and the quotations that accompany the paintings, we learn about Morrisseau's approach to his work and the important historical and cultural influences that shaped his art. He tells us, in his own words, about his travels to the… Read more
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image of TWO SPIRITS SOAR:  THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.

TWO SPIRITS SOAR: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.

by Kinsella, W.P.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1990
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780773724273
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NZ$39.98

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Toronto: Stoddart, 1990. 134 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 11 15/16" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(C)elebrates the distinctive talent of the Canadian painter Allen Sapp, a Cree from Saskatchewan, and his relationship with Dr. Allan Gonor, mentor and friend. Sapp specializes in paintings depicting native… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF PAINTING IN CANADA: TOWARD A PEOPLE'S ART.

by Lord, Barry.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1974
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$29.08

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Toronto: NC Press, 1974. 253 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Introduction: Toward a People's Art; Painting of the Native Peoples; Painting in Quebec: French and British Regimes (The art of the church and the art of the people / Social classes in Quebec: A portrait of Quebec society / Interlude: An American… Read more
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TREASURES OF THE GLENBOW MUSEUM.

by Dempsey, Hugh A.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781895379006
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NZ$36.35

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Calgary, Alberta: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1991. 200 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(P)rovides a glimpse into the vast collections of the museum and tells the stories of their origin and acquisition. From 1954 to 1966, Glenbow was the pride of Eric L. Harvie, Calgary philanthropist. During those years, he brought priceless objects… Read more
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A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND.

by Odjig, Daphne. Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1992
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780920474730
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NZ$145.38

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Toronto: Natural Heritage, 1992. 174 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, colour and b&w reproductions. "Throughout (this book) Daphne Odjig's story has been told by herself as related through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. As a product of an oral tradition that was still flourishing during her childhood in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in… Read more
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SKY GODS: THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH.

by Komaroff, Katherine.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780876631874
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NZ$21.81

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New York: Universe Books, 1974. 86 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Ever since the beginning of time, man has wondered about the meaning and behavior of the sun and moon. He has carefully observed their cycles and realized their importance for his own survival. The close contact with nature that ancient man enjoyed… Read more
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DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)

by Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher

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Capricorn Books
Published
1999
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9781552678459
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NZ$29.08

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Etobicoke: Prospero, 1999. 128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes… Read more
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THE MAGIC LEAVES: A HISTORY OF HAIDA ARGILLITE CARVING.

by Macnair, Peter L. and Hoover, Alan L.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing.
ISBN
9780771884078
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NZ$72.69

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Victoria : British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1984. 211 pp, 10 1/2" H x 9 11/16" D. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; The Reif Collection; Argillite: The Material; The Form of Haida Art; The Haida and Tobacco; A Chronology For Argillite Artifact Types; Ceremonial Pipe Forms; Haida Panel Pipes; Ship Pipes; Animal Form Bowls; Euro-American Figures; Western… Read more
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FOUR ANCESTORS: STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS FROM NATIVE NORTH AMERICA.

by Bruchac, Joseph.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1996
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780816738434
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NZ$36.35

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N.P.: BridgeWater, 1996. 96 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H). Wonderful colour illustrations and decoration throughout. "Just as we have four grandparents, and our lives come from their lives, so we might describe fire, earth, water, and air as our 'Four Ancestors'. From the giant who pulled the sun across the sky to the mighty elk who created the… Read more
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MANDE POTTERS & LEATHERWORKERS: ART AND HERITAGE IN WEST AFRICA.

by Frank, Barbara E.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1998
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Printing.
ISBN
9781560987949
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NZ$43.61

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Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998. 192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos and drawings. "Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists - including potters and leatherworkers - form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made only… Read more
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ARTS AND CRAFTS OF HAWAII. SECTION IV. TWINED BASKETS. BERNICE P. BISHOP MUSEUM SPECIAL PUBLICATION 45.

by Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter H. Buck).

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Published
1964
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Very Good
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Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press, 1964. Approx. 34 pp (a section reprinted from "Arts and Crafts of Hawaii, but retaining the original pagination), 10 1/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Introduction (Material / Terminology); Techniques (Commencement of twine / Increasing warps / Changing weft plies / Decorative changes in twine / Cord loops / Rim finish; Basket types (Type I /… Read more
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LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,

by Mills, W. Gordon.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1992
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780969572909
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NZ$36.35

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Toronto: Altona / Natural Heritage, 1992. 48 pp, 11" H. "An epic retelling in poetic form of the creation myth of the Mississaugas. The author of the poem, W. Gordon Mills, was a businessman with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto in 1923 when he wrote the poem. He was later to serve as Deputy Minister of National Defence… Read more
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THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.

by Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good+
ISBN
9780660103471
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NZ$58.15

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Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1980. 168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two profoundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to… Read more
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THE INUIT PRINT / T'ESTAMPE INUIT.

by Goetz, Helga. Foreword by William E. Taylor, Jr.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Impression.
ISBN
9780660502786
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NZ$79.96

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Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1980. 267 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 3/8" H x 10 5/16" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions. Bilingual text (English/French). "The 155 prints reproduced in this widely acclaimed catalogue, 12 of them in full colour, constitute a retrospective survey of the first twenty years of Inuit printmaking in the Canadian Arctic. Selected… Read more
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HOPI POTTERY SYMBOLS.

by Patterson, Alex. (Alexander M. Stephen.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9781555661205
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NZ$43.61

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Boulder, Colorado: Johnson, 1994. 272 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "Alexander M. Stephen, a self-taught anthropologist and an associate of Indian trader Thomas Keam, lived among the Hopi during the late nineteenth century. Having excellent rapport with the tribal elders, Stephen asked them the meaning of symbols on the pots he… Read more
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INUIT DOLLS: REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE.

by Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok. Introduction by Razie Brownstone. Patricia Michael, editor.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1988
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780919952386
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NZ$58.15

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Toronto: Canadian Stage & Arts Publications, 1988. 176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 11" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Some additional text in Inuktitut. "The ancient art of Inuit dollmaking is disappearing slowly but surely. The real Inuit play dolls have already come to an end and today, the only dolls that remain… Read more
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A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.

by Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780888941497
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NZ$32.71

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Vancouver: J.J. Douglas, 1977. 126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his… Read more
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