November 27, 2013

Inuit art

Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling through Inuit Art
by Shelley Falconer and Shawna White

Written by former curators of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, this book is a respectful introduction to the work of six Inuit artists. Each profile consists of a brief biography, a discussion of a particular work (carving, print, or tapestry), its meaning, and the history of the region.

The text is informative, though a bit dry. Readers interested in artistic method should find it absorbing, while others will be happy just looking at the pictures.

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