Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians 1600-1880 - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians 1600-1880 - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians 1600-1880

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Working without the use of the potter's wheel, the Pueblo Indians in the American Southwest created beautiful ceramic ware for both utilitarian and ceremonial use. A classic in the field, this book is the first comprehensive account of historic Pueblo pottery, and results from years of study by Larry Frank, an authority on this and other North American art forms, and lengthy technical research by Francis Harlow, an internationally known scientist. Illustrating the text are dozens of superb photographs by Bernard Lopez. With nearly two hundred examples, the authors appraise the aesthetic value of Pueblo pottery as rivaling that of any ware made by Neolithic societies, whether in America, Europe, the East of Africa. This book captures that beauty and informs the reader.
Details

  • Author: Larry Frank and Francis H. Harlow
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd; New edition edition (March 1990)
  • ISBN-10: 0887402275
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.5 inches

About the Artist

Francis H. Harlow is a physicist in the Theoretical Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition to his achievements in science, he has an international reputation as a specialist in Pueblo ceramics. He has studied the stylistic evolution of historical Pueblo Indian pottery extensively and has written several books about it. He is also an artist whose paintings have been included in collections in many countries.

Larry Frank is a writer and filmmaker who has studied Native American cultures and Spanish Colonial art, researching and collecting materials from both cultures for over thirty-five years. He wrote a major book on New Mexico santos, The New Kingdom of the Saints and has lectured on santos widely. He is also the author of Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians and Indian Pueblo Jewelry of the Southwest.

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