This is the definitive book about the techniques behind Northwest Coast Indian art.
Hugely influential ever since it was released, it unlocked the door to understanding this
art for artists and connoisseurs alike. It breaks down the traditional art into their
simple, constituent forms, and it explains how Northwest Coast Indian artists combined
those forms to create one of the world's greatest classic art styles. Bill Holm, artist
and teacher, is probably the leading authority on the art and customs of Northwest Coast
Indians. He is curator emeritus of Northwest Coast Indian Art at Seattle's Thomas Burke
Memorial Museum and professor emeritus of art history at the University of Washington.