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Title:
Yakuglas' legacy : the art and times of Charlie James / Ronald W. Hawker.
ISBN:
9781442626751
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2016.

©2016
Physical Description:
xvi, 244 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour map ; 26 cm.
Abstract:
Charlie James (1867-1937) was a premier carver and painter from the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of British Columbia. Through a balanced reading of the historical period and Charlie James' artistic production, Ronald W. Hawker argues that James' shift to contemporary art forms allowed the artist to make a critical statement about the vitality of Kwakwaka'wakw culture. Aided by the inclusion of 123 colour illustrations, this is at once a beautiful and poignant book about the impact of the Canadian project on Aboriginal people and their artistic response.
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Charlie James (1867-1937) was a premier carver and painter from the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of British Columbia. Also known by his ceremonial name Yakuglas, he was hawker a prolific artist and activist during a period of severe oppression for First Nations people in Canada.

Yakuglas' Legacy examines the life of Charlie James. During the early part of his career James created works primarily for ritual use within Kwakwaka'wakw society. However, in the 1920s, his art found a broader audience as he produced more miniatures and paintings. Through a balanced reading of the historical period and James' artistic production, Ronald W. Hawker argues that James' shift to contemporary art forms allowed the artist to make a critical statement about the vitality of Kwakwaka'wakw culture. Yakuglas' Legacy, aided by the inclusion of 123 colour illustrations, is at once a beautiful and poignant book about the impact of the Canadian project on Aboriginal people and their artistic response.


Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Chapter 1 James' Worldp. 9
Chapter 2 Stylep. 27
Chapter 3 Masks And Ceremonial Objectsp. 73
Chapter 4 Totem Polesp. 117
Chapter 5 Model Poles And Curio Itemsp. 153
Chapter 6 Two-Dimensional Artp. 181
Conclusion: Yakuglas' Legacyp. 209
Notesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 241

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