Native American Representational Art: suggested books


American Indian Art: The Collecting Experience, By Beverly Gordon, Melanie Herzog. Published 1988 by Chazen Museum of Art. 72 pages. ISBN:0932900186. Google Books says: "Even the earliest European explorers to the Americas collected objects made by native people. The ongoing fascination with the artistic and cultural expressions of American Indian people is documented historically, along with a close look at seven midwestern collections. The wide array of art encompassed is handsomely illustrated, and includes pottery, weavings, basketry, beadwork, and carvings.Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin­Madison." Note: Google Books offers a Limited Preview of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here.(left: front cover, American Indian Art: The Collecting Experience, image courtesy Google Books)

American Indian jewelry, By Harvey Thomas Cain. Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art. Published by Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, 1966. 18 pages

Ancient Art of the American Woodland Indians, By David S. Brose, James Allison Brown, David W. Penney. Photographs by David W Penney, Contributor David W Penney, Dirk Bakker, James A Brown. Published 1985 by H.N. Abrams, in association with the Detroit Institute of Arts. 240 pages. ISBN 0810918277. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 5, 2007

Artifacts/artifakes: Plains Indian Art Reproductions: the Law, By Richard W. Edwards. Published 1993 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Indian art. 33 pages. ISBN:0931618479

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Published 1973 by Flint Institute of Arts. 114 pages. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 2, 2007. Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Flint Institute of Arts; held March 25-July 1, 1973.

The Basket Weavers: Artisans of the Southwest, By Laura Graves Allen. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1982. 32 pages

The Basket Weavers of Arizona, by Bert Robinson. 164 pages. Univ of New Mexico Pr (September 1991). ISBN-10: 0826312632. 13: 978-0826312631

The Beauty of Navajo Jewelry, By Theda Bassman, Ph.D., Gene Balzer. Published 1997 by Kiva Publishing. 79 pages. ISBN:1885772025. Google Books says: "An elegant array of museum quality pieces are showcased illustrating the marvelous creativity and artistry of Navajo jewelers. The book features the fine photography of noted photographer Gene Balzer. Detailed descriptions accompany each piece photographed." Note: Google Books offers a Limited Preview of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here. (right: front cover, The Beauty of Navajo Jewelry. Photo courtesy Google Books)

Be Dazzled!: Masterworks of Jewelry and Beadwork from the Heard Museum, By Gail Bird. Published by Heard Museum, 2002. ISBN 0934351651, 9780934351652. 80 pages. Google Books says: "Series of 3 catalogs published to accompany a series of 3 exhibitions organized by and held at the Heard Museum in 2001-2003, and tour internationally under the title Masterworks from the Heard Museum."

Breaking the Surface: Carved Pottery Techniques & Designs, By Diana F Pardue. Published by Heard Museum, 2004. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition curated by Diana F. Padue and held at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 2004-Nov. 2005"

Contemporary Hopi Pottery, By Laura Graves, Laura Graves Allen. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1984. ISBN 0897340558, 9780897340557. 127 pages

Contemporary Navajo Weaving: Thoughts That Count, by Ann Lane Hedlund. Flagstaff, AZ: Museum of Northern Arizona Press, 1994

Crafts of Arizona Indians, by Clara Lee Tanner. 40 pages. Arizona Development Board (July 1, 1960). ASIN: B0007GZ5XE

Drawn from Memory: The James T. Bialac Collection of Native American Art, By Jeanne Snodgrass King. Published by Heard Museum, 1996. ISBN 0934351538, 9780934351539. 22 pages

Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry: A Guide to History, People, and Terms, By Paula A. Baxter, Allison Bird-Romero. Published 2000 by Oryx Press. 296 pages. ISBN:1573561282. Google Books says: "This new guide is the first to explore all facets of Native American jewelry -- its history, variety, and quality -- in one convenient resource. With coverage beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, this resource includes artists, techniques, materials, motifs, and more. The encyclopedia opens with a helpful introductory essay to acquaint the reader with the subject. More than 350 entries and over 80 photos make this new encyclopedia an exceptional value." (left: front cover, Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry: A Guide to History, People, and Terms. Photo courtesy Google Books)

The Fine Art of Navajo Weaving, by Steve Getzwiller. Ray Manley Publication (1984). ASIN: B000KSDX6K

The Fred Harvey Collection, 1889-1963, By Byron Harvey, Fred Harvey (Firm). Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1963. 53 pages

The Goldwater Kachina Doll Collection: Presented to the Heard Museum by Barry M. Goldwater, By Barry Morris Goldwater, Byron Harvey, Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art. Published by Published for the Heard Museum by the Arizona Historical Foundation, 1969. 27 pages

Great Lakes Indian Art, Wayne State University Press, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1986 -107 pages

A Guide to Indian Jewelry of the Southwest, By Georgiana Kennedy Simpson. Published 1999 by Western National Parks Association. 48 pages. ISBN:158369000X. Google Books says: "The third in our series of best-selling guides to collectible Indian crafts. Features bright, clear photographs of work by Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Santo Domingo artists. Brief text details the meticulous tasks these artists perform to create a southwestern style of wearable art."Note: Google Books offers a Limited Preview of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here. (left: front cover, A Guide to Indian Jewelry of the Southwest. Photo courtesy Google Books)

Handbook of Northern Arizona Pottery Wares, by Harold Colton. 267 pages. Ams Pr Inc; 1st AMS ed edition (November 1911). ISBN-10: 0404155111. ISBN-13: 978-0404155117

Hold Everything!: Masterworks of Basketry and Pottery from the Heard Museum Collection. Jody Folwell. Published by Distributed by Museum of New Mexico Press, 2001. ISBN 0934351678, 9780934351676. 72 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of a travelling exhibition which was first displayed at the Heard Museum between Nov. 3, 2001 and Mar. 10, 2002."

The Hopi Craftsman. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1930

Hopi and Hopi-Tewa Pottery. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1977

Hopi Kachina Dolls: with a Key to Their Identification, by Harold S. Colton; color photographs by Jack Breed. Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, c1959.

Hopi Silver: The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing, by Margaret Nickelson Wright. 160 pages. University of New Mexico Press; 1998 revision edition (August 30, 2003) ISBN-10: 0826333826. ISBN-13: 978-0826333827

Images of Identity: American Indians in Photographs, By David W. Penney, Lisa A. Roberts. Published 1994 by Detroit Institute of Arts. 20 pages. ISBN 089558140X "The Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography, the Detroit Institute of Arts, March 27-July 31, 1994"--T.p. verso.

Indians of North America: Paintings by Henry Inman from the D. Harold Byrd ..., By Herman J. Viola. Published 1983 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Indians of North America. 30 pages. ISBN:0931618118

An Introduction to Hopi Pottery, By Francis H. Harlow, Mark Middleton. Illustrated by Mark Middleton. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona Press, 1978. ISBN 0897340221, 9780897340229. 32 pages

In the Spirit of the Ancestors: The Kappmeyer Collection of Native American Art, By John Krena, Allison Bird-Romero, Marcy Holquist. Published 1997 by Erie Art Museum. Indian art/ Southwest, New/ Exhibitions. 110 pages. ISBN:0961662360. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Erie Art Museum, June 28-Sept. 28, 1997.

Jewels of the Navajo Loom: The Rugs of Teec Nos Pos, by Ruth K. Belikov. 38 pages. Museum of New Mexico Press (June 2003). ISBN-10: 0890134553. ISBN-13: 978-0890134559. Product Description: "Legend has it that a traveling missionary brought an Oriental rug to the Four Corners area of the Navajo Reservation before 1995. Teec Nos Pos weavers quick to adopt some of the distinctive motifs from these rugs, creating large, intricate and colorful designs. Teec Nos Pos geometric patterns and color were considered aberrant to the mainstream of Navajo design in the early twentieth century. Today these magnificient rugs are considered a classic twentieth century weaving and are highly collectible. This catalogue accompanies an exhibition (March 16 2003--January 11 2004) at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Sante Fe." text courtesy of

Kachina Dolls: The Art of Hopi Carvers, by Helga Teiwes. 161 pages. University of Arizona Press (September 1, 1992). ISBN-10: 0816512647. ISBN-13: 978-0816512645. Product Description: "Much has been written about the popular kachina dolls carved by the Hopi Indians of northern Arizona, but little has been revealed about the artistry behind them. Now Helga Teiwes describes the development of this art form from early traditional styles to the action-style kachina dolls made popular in galleries throughout the world, and on to the kachina sculptures that have evolved in the last half of the 1980s. Teiwes explains the role of the Katsina spirit in Hopi religion and that of the kachina doll-the carved representation of a Katsina-in the ritual and economic life of the Hopis. In tracing the history of the kachina doll in Hopi culture, she shows how these wooden figures have changed since carvers came to be influenced by their marketability among Anglos and how their carving has been characterized by increasingly refined techniques. Unique to this book are Teiwes's description of the most recent trends in kachina doll carving and her profiles of twenty-seven modern carvers, including such nationally known artists as Alvin James Makya and Cecil Calnimptewa. Enhancing the text are more than one hundred photographs, including twenty-five breathtaking color plates that bring to life the latest examples of this popular art form." text courtesy of

Kachinas: a Hopi artist's documentary, By Barton Wright. Illustrated by Cliff Bahnimptewa. Published by Heard Museum, 1983

Kachinas: An Evolving Hopi Art Form? : The Heard Museum, December 17, 1977 - February 3, 1978, the Art Gallery, California State Fullerton, November 10, 1978-December 14, 1978, By Jon T. Erickson, California State University, Fullerton Art Gallery. Published by Heard Museum, 1977. 112 pages

Kachinas: A Selected Bibliography, by Marcia Muth. Sunstone Press; 1st edition (May 1984). ISBN-10: 0865340315. ISBN-13: 978-0865340312

Masterworks from the Heard Museum, By Jody Folwell, Anne E. Marshall, Gail Bird, Kay Walkingstick. Published by Heard Museum, 2002. ISBN 0934351678, 9780934351676. 226 pages. Google Books says: "Series of 3 catalogs published to accompany a series of 3 exhibitions organized by and held at the Heard Museum in 2001-2003, and tour internationally under the title Masterworks from the Heard Museum." (left: front cover Masterworks from the Heard Museum. Image courtesy of Google Books)

Native North American Art, By Janet Catherine Berlo, Ruth B. Phillips.Published 1998 by Oxford University Press. 291 pages. ISBN:0192842188. Google Books says: "This exciting new investigation explores the indigenous arts of the US and Canada from the early pre-contact period to the present day, stressing the conceptual and iconographic continuities over five centuries and across an immensely diverse range of regions. The richness of Native American art is emphasized through discussions of basketry, wood and rock carvings, dance masks, and beadwork, alongside the contemporary vitality of paintings and installations by modern artists such as Robert Davidson, Emmi Whitehorse, and Alex Janvier. Authors Berlo and Philips fully incorporate substantive new research and scholarship, and examine such issues as gender, representation, the colonial encounter, and contemporary arts. By encompassing both the sacred and secular, political and domestic, the ceremonial and commercial, Native North American Art shows the importance of the visual arts in maintaining the integrity of spiritual, social , political, and economic systems within Native North American societies." (right: front cover, Native North American Art. Photo courtesy Google Books)

Native American Art in the Twentieth Century: Makers, Meanings, Histories, By W. Jackson Rushing. Published 1999 by Routledge. 214 pages. ISBN:0415137470. Google Books says: "Contemporary Native American and First Nation art has won increasing international recognition in recent years as galleries and museums have begun to make room for Native artists. Provocative and illuminating, "Native American Art in the Twentieth Century" features the writings of practicing artists, critics, curators and scholars that engage a wide range of critical issues in Native art from the 1890s to the present. Demonstrating its vitality and diversity, the contributors examine pottery, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and performance art by some of the most celebrated Native American and Canadian artists of our time. From the Pueblo pottery revival to the invention and marketing of modern Inuit art, contributors offer new interpretive strategies based on Native culture and knowledge, stressing the significance of tradition, mythology and ceremony in the production of Native art. Tracing the continued resistance of Native artists to dominant orthodoxies of the art market and art history, "Native American Art in the Twentieth Century" is a testament to Native art's place in modern art history. Contributors: Sara Bates, Bruce Bernstein, Colleen Cutschall, Margaret Dubin, Joe Feddersen, Lucy R. Lippard, Gerald R. McMaster, David W. Penny, Ruth B. Phillips, Kristin K. Potter, Lisa A. Roberts, W. Jackson Rushing III, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Joseph Traugott, Kay Walking Stick and Elizabeth Woody."

Native American Art: The Detroit Institute of Arts, By William Wierzbowski, Elizabeth Youngblood. Published 1980 by Detroit Institute of Arts

The Navajo and His Blanket, by U. S. Hollister. 1903. Reprint. Chicago: Rio Grande Press, 1937

Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques, by Mary Pendleton. New York: Collier Books, 1974.

Navajo Pottery. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1987. 32 pages

Navajo Saddle Blankets: Textiles to Ride in the American West, by Lane Coulter. 144 pages. Museum of New Mexico Press (October 2002). ISBN-10: 0890134073. ISBN-13: 978-0890134078. Product Description: "Navajo saddle blankets are among the most under-appreciated art forms in the American Southwest, the Cinderella of Navajo textiles. Saddle blankets have played a key role in Navajo life both as utilitarian objects and as a force in the economic sustainability of modern Navajo life. They represent a material link between Navajo weavers and traders. This modest textile has found a context in the cattle industry, inside rural cabins, on the floors of eastern bungalows, on the walls of art museums, and even on horseback. It has served countless cultural and utilitarian demands placed on it over the last century and a half, with no sunset in sight." text courtesy of

The Navajo Textile Collection at the Museum of Northern Arizona: Final Report with an Analysis of the Collection, By Laurie D Webster. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1989

Navajo Textiles: The William Randolph Hearst Collection, by Nancy Blomberg. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1988

Navajo Weaving: Its Technic and Its History, by Charles Avery Amsden. The Fine Arts Press, 1934. Reprint. Chicago: Rio Grande Press, 1964.

Navajo Weaving: Three Centuries of Change, by Kate Peck Kent. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, 1985

Navajo Weaving: Art in Its Cultural Context, By Gary Witherspoon. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1987

Navajo Weaving Tradition: 1650 to Present, by Alice Kaufman and Christopher Selser. New York, NY: NAL/Dutton, 1985

Painting the Cosmos: Metaphor and Worldview in Images from the Southwest Pueblos and Mexico, published by the Museum of Northern Arizona in 2010, ISBN: 9780897341431, is available in the Museum of Northern Arizona's Bookstore. Edited by MNA Danson Chair of Anthropology Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin and Museum of New Mexico Research Associate Polly Schaafsma, this 216-page volume is the product of a unique collaboration between the Museum and the Hopi Tribe. Many Hopi traditional scholars and leaders have contributed, with final review by the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office. In this volume, numerous authors have presented a decade of scholarship on nearly two thousand years of ancestral Hopi painting and the values expressed in the imagery of paintings on kiva walls and pottery vessels. Many fundamentals of Hopi iconography (the study of images) are held in common with other pueblos in New Mexico, with indigenous cultures of northwest Mexico, and with the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica. This volume is about such connections across not only Hopi life, but across the wider Pueblo world, and into Mesoamerica.The nine chapters focus on ancient murals, painted pottery, and rock art and petroglyphs. Contemporary artists who work with ancient images and with ideas about continuity and change have also been included in this work. Painting the Cosmos presents most of the core scholarship of the Hopi Iconography Project, an ongoing research effort by the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, established by a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2005. Supporting research and consultation was provided by the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Access to collections and other data was provided by the American Museum of Natural History, Amerind Foundation, Arizona State Museum (University of Arizona), Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard Peabody Museum, Maxwell Museum, Museum of New Mexico, Museum of Peoples and Cultures (Brigham Young University), University of Pennsylvania Museum, Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History, and National Museum of the American Indian. - above information from Museum of Northern Arizona press releaase dated 12/10/10.

Pima Indian Basketry: Illustrated with Photographs from the Collection of the Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, Phoenix, Arizona, By Harvey Thomas Cain. Published by Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, 1972. 40 pages

Plains Indian Design Symbology and Decoration, By Gene Ball, George P. Horse Capture. Published 1980 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Indian art. 87 pages. ISBN:0931618037

Reflections of the Weaver's World: The Gloria F. Ross Collection of Contemporary Navajo Weaving. Denver: Denver Art Museum. 1992

The Rock Art of Arizona: Art for Life's Sake, by Ekkehart Malotki (Author), Donald E. Weaver (Collaborator), Mary Jordan (Illustrator). 194 pages. Kiva Publishing (July 31, 2007). ISBN-10: 1885772386. ISBN-13: 978-1885772381. Product Description: "With an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 sites spread throughout its canyons, mountains and deserts, the Grand Canyon state of Arizona constitutes one of the premier rock art theaters in the world. Consisting primarily of engraved images (petroglyphs) on sandstone and basalt, but also offering paintings (pictographs) under overhangs, and ground figures (geoglyphs) on the desert pavements, Arizona's rock art truly commands awe and respect. This book, in a comprehensive survey, presents the full gamut of the state's impressive open-air art from its earliest beginnings until more recent manifestations in the historic era. Though The Rock Art of Arizona contains more than 380 color photographs, over 130 drawings, and numerous charts and maps, it goes beyond the usual bounds of a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book. In addition to describing the various Archaic and post Archaic rock art styles and traditions in the state's fifteen counties, author Ekkehart Malotki focuses on providing insights into what may have compelled Arizona's ancestral artists to produce the imagery and what functions it may have had in their daily lives. At the same time, he acknowledges the severe limitations of scientifically dating the paleoart, the subjective biases involved in stylistic classification, and the ultimate mystery of its meaning. Within the confines of this explanatory framework, drawing primarily on novel ideas derived from the field of evolutionary psychology and the concept of human universals, he argues that rock art, in a broadly defined context of art and ritual, had beneficial adaptive value in the human struggle for survival and thus can truly be perceived as art for life's sake." text courtesy of

Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters, By Gail Stavitsky, Roy Lichtenstein, Twig Johnson. Published 2005 by Rutgers University Press. 90 pages. ISBN:081353738X. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Montclair Art Museum and 4 other museums between Oct. 16, 2005 and Apr. 18, 2007." Note: Google Books offers a Limited Preview of this book. For more information on this and other digitizing initiatives from publishers please click here and here. (right: front cover, Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters, image courtesy Google Books)

Salish Indian Art: From the J.R. Simplot Collection, By George P. Horse Capture, Richard A. Pohrt. Published 1986 by Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Salish Indians. 80 pages. ISBN:0931618223. Published in connection with an exhibition at the Plains Indian Museum.

The Santa Fe Studio: American Indian Paintings from the Collection of.... Museum of Northern Arizona - 1970

Selections from the Read Mullan Navajo textile collection at the Heard Museum, By Gina Cavallo Collins. Published by Heard Museum, 1992

Shared Visions: Native American Painters and Sculptors in the Twentieth Century, By Margaret Archuleta, Rennard Strickland, Joy L. Gritton, W. Jackson Rushing. Published by Heard Museum, 1991. ISBN 093435121X, 9780934351218. 110 pages. Google Books says: "Exhibition ... held at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona from April 9 to July --, 1991 ... organized by Margaret Archuleta, curator of Fine Art, the Heard Museum and Dr. Rennard Strickland, director, the Indian Law Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma"

Southwestern Indian Jewelry, By Dexter Cirillo. Photographs by Stephen Northup, Michael Monteaux. Contributor Steven Northup, Michael Monteaux. Published 1992 by Abbeville Press. Abbeville says: "Spectacular photographs of the breathtaking beautiful objects and sensitive portraits of the artists combine with an insightful, informative text to capture the spirit of this work and the vital cultures from which it springs. This ground-breaking volume opens by surveying the vividly colored necklaces, earrings, and pins made in shell and stone from prehistoric times to the present, particularly in the Santo Domingo and Zuni pueblos. The focus then shifts to the much-admired and avidly collected work in silver -- often set with turquoise and other stones -- by Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni artists. The book culminates in an exploration of striking contemporary work in which many artists have adapted traditional approaches to create original designs. A collector's guide offers invaluable advice as well as an illustrated glossary of materials, techniques, objects, and designs. A nationwide directory of sources concludes the book." (right: front cover, Southwestern Indian Jewelry. Photo courtesy Google Books) Note: the Introduction to this book may be read at the Abbeville Press web site.

Stand, Four Artists Interpret the Native American Experience: Rebecca ..., By Rebecca Belmore, Edgar Heap of Birds, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Bruce Gallery, Richard Ray (W.hitman), Kathe Kowalski. Published 1993 by Erie Art Museum. Indian Art. 20 pages. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Dec. 8-Jan. 29, 1994 and at Erie Art Museum, Dec. 11-Jan. 30, 1994.

The Story of Navajo Weaving, By Kate Peck Kent. Edition: 9. Published by Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts sic, 1974

The Story of Navaho Weaving: Illustrated with Photos of Blankets in the Collection of the Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, By Kate Peck Kent. Published by Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Arts, 1963. 48 pages

Summoning the Gods: Sandpainting in the Native American Southwest, By Ronald McCoy. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1988. ISBN 0897340590, 9780897340595. 32 pages

This is a Hopi Kachina, By Museum of Northern Arizona, Evelyn Roat, Barton Wright. Published by The Museum of Northern Arizona, 1974. 28 pages

Watchful Eyes: Native American Women Artists, By Theresa Harlan, Anne Gully. Published by Heard Museum, 1994. ISBN 0934351473, 9780934351478. 45 pages.

Weaving a World: Textiles and the Navajo Way of Seeing, by Roseann S. Willink (Author), Paul G. Zolbrod (Author), John Vavruska (Photographer). 96 pages. Museum of New Mexico Press (November 1996). ISBN-10: 0890133077. ISBN-13: 978-0890133071.

White Metal Universe: Navajo Silver from the Fred Harvey Collection, By E. W. Jernigan, Gary Witherspoon. Published by Heard Museum, 1981. ISBN 0934351201, 9780934351201. 53 pages

Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian by Eulalie H. Bonar, ed. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996

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