The expertise of Native glass artists, in combination with the stories of their cultures, has produced a remarkable new artistic genre. This flowering of glass art in Indian Country is the result of the coming together of two movements that began in the 1960s―the contemporary Native arts movement, championed by Lloyd Kiva New, and the studio glass art movement, founded by American glass artists such as Dale Chihuly, who started several early teaching programs. Taken together, these two movements created a new dimension of cultural and artistic expression. The glass art created by American Indian artists is not only a personal expression but also imbued with cultural heritage.
This comprehensive look at this new genre of art includes multiple photographs of the impressive works of each artist.
Letitia Chambers, Author
Cathy Short, Photo Editor
Trim: 10" x 11" Pages: 192
Illustrations: 200 color photographs
Hard Cover Book
The combination of image production, textual style, aesthetic presentation is quite excellent. The book is truly a major contribution to cultural presentation and preservation, especially for those of us who have not yet seen the actual items represented.