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Title: Hopis, Tewas, and the American Road
Description: Minneapolis: University of New Mexico Press, 1986. Reprint. Hardcover. 19x26cm. "The Melville Collection of Indian art, catalogued in this handsome book, was largely assembled in 1927 on the Hopi Mesas. The collection, which belongs to Wesleyan University, the original publisher of this book, also includes Plains, Pima, Navajo, and Pueblo items. The Hopi material comprises traditional pieces intended for local use, innovative items made for sale to tourists, and ceramics that illustrate the complex transition in Hopi pottery from folk craft to "Indian art." In addition to cataloguing the collection, the book includes essays on the Tewas amd Hopis, on the Sityatki Revival potters and their wares, on the historical and political context of Indian affairs in the 1920s, on the business of buying and selling Indian art, and on the individuals who made this particular collection." Brick red cloth, gilt titles front and spine, negligible spotting to edges of page block, endpapers and half title page; main content like new. White jacket shows marking where rubbed at edges and rear, also a faint score to rear.. Near Fine .

Keywords: New Mexico Hopi Indians Tewa Art Collections Melville Native American History Society Culture Walker Lydia

Price: GBP 9.70 = appr. US$ 13.85 Seller: Hay on Wye Promotions Ltd
- Book number: MPS3708

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