Art of Native America - The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection - the exhibition catalogue from The Metropolitan Museum of Art available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Art of Native America - The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

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This landmark publication presents Native American art within the broader context of American art history, through an examination of notable works from a major private collection. The insightful texts provide a new evaluation of the art, culture, and daily life of numerous North American tribes, including Acoma, Apache, Cheyenne, Creek, Crow, Hopi-Twea, Kiowa, Lakota, Pomo, Seneca, Seminole, Tlingit, and Zuni, among others. The works featured in this lavish volume span centuries, from the period prior to contact with European settlers through the early 20th century, and represent the extensive artistic achievements of culturally distinct indigenous peoples.

In this beautifully illustrated volume, featuring all-new photography, the innovative visions of known and unknown makers are presented in a wide variety of forms, from painting, sculpture, and drawing to regalia, ceramics, and baskets. The book provides key insights into the art, culture, and daily life of culturally distinct Indigenous peoples along with critical and popular perceptions over time, revealing that to engage Native art is to reconsider the very meaning of America.

  • Authors: Gaylord Torrence, Ned Blackhawk and Sylvia Yount
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Date published: October 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1588396624
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.7 cm