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Tengautuli Atkuk / The Flying Parka
The Meaning and Making of Parkas in Southwest Alaska
Parkas are part of a living tradition in southwest Alaska. Some are ornamented with tassels, beads, and elaborate stitching; others are simpler fur or birdskin garments. Although fewer fancy parkas are sewn today, many people...
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Skidegate House Models
From Haida Gwaii to the Chicago World's Fair and Beyond
In 1892 seventeen Haida artists were commissioned to carve a model of HlGaagilda Llnagaay (the village of Skidegate on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia) for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. The Skidegate model, featuring twenty-nine...
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Full Light and Perfect Shadow
The Photography of Chao-Chen Yang
This is the first study of the work of Chao-Chen Yang (1909–1969), an important Seattle photographer who gained national prominence in the mid-twentieth century.
Born in Hangzhou, China, Yang received his art training at the...
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Life & Work
Emily Carr (1871–1945) gained prominence when female painters were not recognized internationally. Her work reveals a fascination with questions inspired by the Canadian sea, landscapes, and people, reflecting a profound commitment to the land she...
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Iljuwas Bill Reid
Life & Work
Few twentieth-century artists were catalysts for the reclamation of a culture, but Iljuwas Bill Reid (1920–1998) was among them. The first book on Reid by an Indigenous scholar details his incredible journey to becoming one...
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The Artist's Studio of Dale Chihuly
This book features an exclusive glimpse into The Boathouse, the private working studio of artist Dale Chihuly, and into the history of its location on the shores of Lake Union in Seattle. Inhabited for thousands...
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Stomp and Shout
R&B and the Origins of Northwest Rock and Roll
Long before the world discovered grunge, the Pacific Northwest was already home to a singular music culture. In the late 1950s, locals had codified a distinct offshoot of rockin' R&B, and a surprising number...
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The Art of Ceremony
Voices of Renewal from Indigenous Oregon
The practice of ceremony offers ways to build relationships between the land and its beings, reflecting change while drawing upon deep relationships going back millennia. Ceremony may involve intricate and spectacular regalia but may also...
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The George and Colleen Hoyt Collection of Northwest Coast Art
Since the 1980s, Oregon-based art collectors George and Colleen Hoyt have amassed one of the finest private collections of Northwest Coast art in the United States. Transformations traces the history of contemporary Northwest Coast Native...
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Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast
Inseparable from its communities, Northwest Coast art functions aesthetically and performatively beyond the scope of non-Indigenous scholarship, from demonstrating kinship connections to manifesting spiritual power. Contributors to this volume foreground Indigenous understandings in recognition of...
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Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park
A Place for Art, Environment, and an Open Mind
The Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, where Alexander Calder’s The Eagle soars over Puget Sound, Roxy Paine’s stainless-steel Split glistens in the rain, and Richard Serra’s Wake beckons visitors to walk within its towering...
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Tlingit Women, Beadwork, and the Art of Resilience
For over 150 years, Tlingit women artists have beaded colorful, intricately beautiful designs on moccasins, dolls, octopus bags, tunics, and other garments. Painful Beauty suggests that at a time when Indigenous cultural practices were actively...
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Art of the Northwest Coast
Originally published in 2006, Art of the Northwest Coast offers an expansive history of this great tradition, from the earliest known works to those made at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Although non-Natives often...
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A History of Hip Hop in Seattle
From the first rap battles in Seattle’s Central District to the Grammy stage, hip hop has shaped urban life and the music scene of the Pacific Northwest for more than four decades. In the early...
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The Lavender Palette
Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State
The first study of how gay and lesbian artists influenced and established a regional cultural identity in the first half of the twentieth century, this groundbreaking publication chronicles and contextualizes pioneering gay and lesbian artists...
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New Deal Art in the Northwest
The WPA and Beyond
From December 1933 to February 1943, as part of a sprawling economic stimulus package, four federal programs hired artists to create public artworks and provide art-making opportunities to millions of Americans. When this initiative abruptly...
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Native American Stories from Puget Sound
The stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound represent an important part of the oral tradition by which one generation hands down beliefs, values, and customs to another. Vi Hilbert grew up...
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Proud Raven, Panting Wolf
Carving Alaska's New Deal Totem Parks
Among Southeast Alaska’s best-known tourist attractions are its totem parks, showcases for monumental wood sculptures by Tlingit and Haida artists. Although the art form is centuries old, the parks date back only to the waning...
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The Whale and the Cupcake
Stories of Subsistence, Longing, and Community in Alaska
From fish and fiddleheads to salmonberries and Spam, Alaskan cuisine spans the two extremes of locally abundant wild foods and shelf-stable ingredients produced thousands of miles away. As immigration shapes Anchorage into one of the...
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Looking for Betty MacDonald
The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I
Betty Bard MacDonald (1907–1958), the best-selling author of The Egg and I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children’s books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her...
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