Paperback / softback
March 1, 2005
9780295984780
English
80 illus., 70 in color
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1.4 Pounds (US)
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Cape Dorset Sculpture

Cape Dorset Sculpture showcases an extraordinary collection of outstanding works of contemporary Inuit stone sculpture, with related graphic works and classic older carvings. All the artists are from the Arctic community of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, which has had the single greatest impact on the worldwide recognition of Inuit art.

Featured in the book are new sculptures by forty-four leading artists, many of whom were instrumental in shaping the look and direction of Inuit art. By turns powerful and enchanting, these works explore richly varied themes such as Arctic wildlife; life in the home, the community, and on the land; and shamans, transformations, and fantastic beings.

In his introduction, Terry Ryan recalls the early days of art-making in Cape Dorset. Derek Norton and Nigel Reading provide vital background information on the art and artists of Cape Dorset. The artists contribute stories and personal insights about their sculptures.

The success of Inuit artists from Cape Dorset, particularly the first generation of sculptors and the graphic artists, has inspired them to constantly reinvent their art and to explore new directions. Many of the younger artists, who are from families that were the original art-makers of the Arctic, are following in their ancestors’ path but making the art their own.

About the Authors

Derek Norton and Nigel Reading are founders of the Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver. Terry Ryan is director emeritus of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, and director of Dorset Fine Arts in Toronto.

Reviews

"This is a good book..a book that tells us a lot. It has a sound historical basis, it locates the artists in their generations and within their families, and we are allowed to hear the artists' voices that are no longer dominated by the outside observer."—Museum Anthropology

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