This classic book is an enduring tribute to the continuing tradition of First Nations art on The Legacy presents the work of 40 artists who have helped strengthen their artistic and cultural tradition
This classic book is an enduring tribute to the continuing tradition of First Nations art on The Legacy presents the work of 40 artists who have helped strengthen their artistic and cultural traditions. The authors give a detailed cultural analysis of the artists' works and explore the different styles, techniques and materials used to create them. The Legacy began as an exhibition that toured throughout Canada and the United Kingdom in the 1970s and early 1980s. The first edition of the book appeared in 1980—it has been reprinted a dozen times and sold more than 25,000 copies. It remains an indispensable account of Northwest Coast art and artists. This new printing includes updates to First Nations' names and the artists' biographies.
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Peter L. Macnair is former curator of ethnology at the Royal BC Museum, a post he held for more than 30 years. He is widely recognized for his knowledge of the art and history of the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. Alan L. Hoover worked in the museum's anthropology collections for 33 years and retired in 2003, as manager of the department. Kevin Neary is a consultant in anthropology, research and museum interpretation for many First Nations and cultural institutions in British Columbia. He has participated in several research projects with the Huu-ay-aht over the past 20 years, developing a warm appreciation for Huu-ay-aht people, culture, language and history.