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Wardwell, Allen

Overview
Works: 99 works in 236 publications in 1 language and 5,904 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E78.N78, 730.08996333
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Most widely held works about Allen Wardwell
 
Most widely held works by Allen Wardwell
Yoruba : nine centuries of African art and thought by Henry John Drewal( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Island ancestors : Oceanic art from the Masco Collection by Allen Wardwell( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the art of Oceania is religious in nature, made in response to the belief that the universe is governed by invisible forces that can determine and influence the events of life. Wardwell discusses the mystical relationship between the island peoples and the elements of their environment
The gold of ancient America by Allen Wardwell( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objects of bright pride : Northwest Coast Indian art from the American Museum of Natural History by Allen Wardwell( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangible visions : Northwest Coast Indian shamanism and its art by Allen Wardwell( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northwest Coast Indian Art is famous for its spectacular totem poles, house posts, feast dishes, boxes, and painted house fronts. Less well known but equally important is the art made for use by shamans, particularly those of the Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida tribes. This volume presents the first comprehensive illustrated study of the various kinds of painted and carved objects that were carried and worn by shamans as they went about their duties. In order to form alliances with animal spirits, Northwest Coast shamans deprived themselves of food, water, and sleep during long vigils in the wilderness. The spirits that came to them in dreams and visions at such times could then be summoned to assist in healing and divinatory seances. Much of the ceremonial paraphernalia represents the helping spirits in the shaman's service. Certain examples which show complex juxtapositions of many animals and human figures depict the dreams or trance experiences of the shaman at the time he was forming his alliances. This study places Northwest Coast shamanism in a world-wide context and demonstrates the ways its practices and beliefs are similar to those found elsewhere. Throughout the book are archival photographs - portraits of shamans and their decaying grave houses - as well as descriptions of their lives, exploits, and performances. A discussion of the characteristics of shamanic art includes the meaning of the complex iconography, which includes such creatures as land otters, devilfish, oystercatchers, mountain goats, and drowning men. The heart of the book is a catalogue of the objects - masks, amulets, storage boxes, drinking cups, clothing, drums, rattles, figure sculptures, soul catchers, staffs, crowns, and combs - employed by shamans. More than five hundred photographs, a large number published here for the first time, show the finest examples of Northwest Coast shamanistic art in museums and private collections throughout the world
African sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Eskimo ivories of the Bering Strait by Allen Wardwell( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Polynesia by Allen Wardwell( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yakutat south Indian art of the northwest coast : [exhibition], the Art Institute of Chicago, 13 March-April 26, 1964 by Allen Wardwell( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the Sepik River by Allen Wardwell( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Containing artistic expression of the peoples of the Sepik River [Valley, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea] both relief sculpture and sculpture in the round, the exhibition displays both decorative elements of boat prows, masks, shields, neckrests, objects used in daily lives of these people, often painted in a variety of reds, yellows, whites, and blacks."
Objects of bright pride : Northwest Coast Indian art from the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotated bibliography of Northwest Coast Indian art by Allen Wardwell( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native paths : American Indian art from the collection of Charles and Valerie Diker( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue includes 139 Native North American works of art that represent many peoples and a variety of materials and functions, presented here for their aesthetic value.-- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Primitive art from Chicago collections ; [loan exhibition at] the Art Institute of Chicago by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African art : the Herbert Baker collection by Lake Forest College( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-columbian art: Mexico, Meso-America and South America by Richard Gray Gallery( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Raymond and Laura Wielgus collection( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three African traditions : the art of the Dogon, Fang and Songye( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric Eskimo ivories by Allen Wardwell( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive art from Chicago collections( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Yoruba : nine centuries of African art and thought
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Island ancestors : Oceanic art from the Masco CollectionTangible visions : Northwest Coast Indian shamanism and its artNative paths : American Indian art from the collection of Charles and Valerie Diker