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Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form
Bill Holm/Paperback/1965

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.

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