This informative book from the American Indian Art Series is designed to introduce people to Pueblo potters and their work. The volume profiles 500 artists from the past two centuries and includes 450 illustrations and photographs of artists, historic village scenes, pottery-making and pots. Following the biographies are family tree charts, hallmarks and signatures, as well as special sections on pottery types and styles, designs and symbols, the language of the potters in Hopi, Tewa, and English, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an essential resource for collectors and scholars of Native American pottery.
- Author: Michael Naranjo, Editor: Laurie Naranjo
- Hardcover 160 pages
- Publisher: Two Little Girls Publishing, March 9, 2012
- ISBN: 0615547958
- Book measures 12.7 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches
- With an essay by Ellen Landis, Curator Emerita, The Albuquerque Museum. Introduction by gallery owner Nedra Matteucci. Forward by U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. Afterword by Shelley Sturman, Head of Object Conservation, National Gallery of Art.
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About the Artist
Gregory Schaaf is Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures in Santa Fe. He earned his doctorate in American Indian History and a degree in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his distinguished teaching career at the University of California, California State University and Minnesota State University, he became an Associate Professor and Coordinator of American Indian Studies. As a recognized scholar, he addressed the United Nations and testified before the United States Senate on Indian Affairs. He co-founded the international Tree of Peace Society and Santa Fe’s Indian Art Collectors Circle. He is the author of the American Indian Art Series; Wampum Belts & Peace Trees; Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison: On Religion & the State; The U.S. Constitution and the Great Law of Peace.
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