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King, J. C. H. (Jonathan C. H.)

Works: 62 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 4,671 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Catalogs  Biography  Folklore  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, cbt
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Most widely held works by J. C. H King
First peoples, first contacts : native peoples of North America by J. C. H King( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Big-Game Hunters who appeared on the continent as far back as 12,000 years ago to the Inuits plying the Alaskan waters today, the Native peoples of North America produced a culture remarkable for its vibrancy, breadth, and diversity - and for its survival in the face of almost inconceivable trials. This book is at once a history of that culture and a celebration of its splendid variety. Rich in historical testimony and anecdotes and lavishly illustrated, it weaves a magnificent tapestry of Native American life reaching back to the earliest human records." "A recognized expert in North America studies, Jonathan King interweaves his account with Native histories, from the arrival of the first Native Americans by way of what is now Alaska to their later encounters with Europeans on the continent's opposite coast, from their exchanges with fur traders to their confrontations with settlers and even more voracious American government. To illustrate this history, King draws on the extensive collections of the British Museum - artwork, clothing, tools, and artifacts that demonstrate the wealth of ancient traditions as well as the vitality of contemporary Native culture."--Jacket
Portrait masks from the Northwest Coast of America by J. C. H King( Book )

17 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes illustrations of Kwakiutl, Nootkan, Haida, Tsimshian and Tlingit masks
Arctic clothing of North America- : Alaska, Canada, Greenland by J. C. H King( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arising from a conference held at the British Museum in 2001, Arctic Clothing of North America - Alaska, Canada, Greenland is a wide-ranging and authoritative account of clothing use in the north. For the first time, contributors include Native and non-Native artists and seamstresses, anthropologists, historians, curators and conservators with expertise in Alaska, Canada and Greenland."--Jacket
The responsive eye : Ralph T. Coe and the collecting of American Indian art by Ralph T Coe( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past three decades, Ralph T. Coe has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada to assemble this collection of Native American art, one of the finest in private hands today. Immersed in the cultures of Native America, he has come to know artists and artisans, traders, dealers, and shop proprietors, selecting the very best they have to offer. The Ralph T. Coe Collection includes representative pieces from most Native American geographic regions and historical periods, beginning with objects dating back to the fourth millennium B.C. Many examples--men's shirts with ermine fringe, weapons, and button blankets--evoke the heroic lifestyle of the past, while small objects, such as tipi and kayak models, dolls, and tiny moccasins, speak to a more intimate significance. Ritual objects imbued with spiritual meaning--masks and katsinas, tablitas and medicine bundles--as well as utilitarian objects, such as pottery and baskets, also have a strong presence. This catalogue tells the stories of nearly two hundred of these objects, combining art history with personal reminiscence, and reveals the role Coe has played in bringing about awareness of the artistic heritage of Native America.-- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Imaging the Arctic( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographers have been bringing images of the Arctic to a fascinated public since the nineteenth century. Imaging the Arctic is the first general account of the photography of the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic. Bringing together native and non-native photographers, archivists and anthropologists, this volume explores both the aesthetics and the content of Arctic photographs
Extreme collecting : challenging practices for 21st century museums( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies."--Back cover
Three centuries of Woodlands Indian art : a collection of essays( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The art and objects of the Indians of the eastern Woodlands, past and present, are given full attention in this lavishly illustrated volume. Leading scholars from Europe and North America discuss the cultural significance of Native art and objects as well as examine the composition and history of particularly distinctive museum collections. Subjects covered include traditional and contemporary Iroquois art, war clubs, captains coats, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, and famous collections in Scotland and Germany as well as at the Musee d'Yverdon, Manchester Museum, and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology."--pub. description
Thunderbird and lightning : Indian life in northeastern North America, 1600-1900 by J. C. H King( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoking pipes of the North American Indian by J. C. H King( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smoking is a ritual central to the ceremonial and religious life of the native peoples of Canada and the United States. The pipes, in which the tobacco and other herbs were smoked, were therfore treated with great skill and ingenuity. Both through their beauty and widespread use they are the most representative artefacts of aboriginal America. This booklet discusses 100 pipes from the collections of the British Museum. They range in date from 100 BC to AD1900, from the Hopewell of Ohio to the Athabascans of the Northwest Territories. Particularly well represented are the Haida of British Columbia with fine early nineteenth-century argillite pipes; the Ojibwa and other peoples of the Great Lakes; and the Iroquois, Micmac and other peoples of the Eastern Woodlands. Most of the historical pipes date to the middle of the nineteenth century or before; these include a selection of pipe tomahawks with examples of the types used in the American War of Independence, the War of 1812, and traded by the Hudson's Bay Company."--Back cover
Blood and land : the story of native North America by J. C. H King( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievement of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples
Provenance : twelve collectors of ethnographic art in England, 1760-1990 by Hermione Waterfield( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed biographies describe the lives of twelve collectors of tribal art in Britain, active between 1770 and 1990. These men were rarely field collectors and only occasional travellers, but they were vigorous hunters, for whom the pursuit, handling and possession of such objects was what mattered. The climax of the period of collecting from around 1880 to 1960 coincided with the maximum extent of Empire, when legions of explorers, missionaries, administrators, traders and military personnel brought back to Britain an inexhaustible quantity of exotic material. The sources for the collections included most of Africa, the Americas and the Pacific, as well as tribal societies in Asia. --Publisher
Artificial curiosities from the northwest coast of America : native American artefacts in the British Museum collected on the third voyage of Captain James Cook and acquired through Sir Joseph Banks by J. C. H King( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the North American section of the Cook collection, and three further eighteenth-century accessions of Pacific North American artifacts. Catalogue discusses in detail, and illustrates 137 Aleut, Eskimo and Indian artefacts, most of which are from British Columbia and Alaska
Arctic hunters : Indians and Inuit of northern Canada by J. C. H King( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human image by J. C. H King( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In most cultures and at most times in history, humans have created representations of themselves. This book, which accompanies the British Museum's Human Image exhibition, considers the broadest approaches to the human form, drawing together and juxtaposing examples from different cultures and times. Grouped into ten universal themes, objects gathered from all areas of the British Museum's collections appear side by side. Comparing images from ancient Greece to early Hawaii, from Assyria and Babylon to Jamaica and Japan, from predynastic Egypt to African Kingdoms, it is evident that whilst the differences are astounding, the same preoccupations with ideas such as creation, devotion, perfection and power have always dominated human consciousness. With over seventy beautiful full-colour illustrations, Human Image explores these hugely diverse representations of mankind and aims to offer a deeper understanding of our cultural past throughout the world."--BOOK JACKET
Turquoise in Mexico and North America : science, conservation, culture and collections( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turquoise, as a gemstone or as a decorative part of an object, has a fascinating history of discovery and use in Mexico and North America. This blue-green opaque mineral has been highly prized in antiquity and even now, its compelling colour tones and attractive textures are much sought after for quality jewellery. Like the mineral itself, this volume Turquoise in Mexico and North America: Science, Conservation, Culture and Collections is distinguished by its variety, with something of interest for every reader. New insights emerge from the latest scientific probings into the characterisation, sources, mining and distribution of turquoise. Also in this volume, studies of precious turquoise on prehispanic mosaics help to restore cultural meaning to this exquisitely crafted category of material. The significance and status of turquoise in the Aztec world is reflected in contributions that encompass poetry, thought and symbolism. Both continuity and innovation are reflected in contributions that encompass poetry, thought and symbolism. Both continuity and innovation are reflected in descriptions of the turquoise jewellery arts of the American Southwest, providing fascinating comparisons with archaeological and early historical material. Different authors examine the ethos and practice of collecting, both for museums and the individual, and, in so doing, look to the past as well as to the present. This lavishly illustrated volume provides a unique perspective on the mastery of turquoise with a diverse exchange of ideas between the academic and the popular." -- Back cover
Aspects of early North American metallurgy by Michael L Wayman( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographic notes on the Maya of Belize, Central America by J. C. H King( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North America : first peoples, first contacts by J. C. H King( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three centuries of woodlands Indian art : a collection of essays( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American art : Irish-American trade : the Stonyhurst Mullanphy collection by J. C. H King( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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First peoples, first contacts : native peoples of North America
Arctic clothing of North America- : Alaska, Canada, GreenlandThe responsive eye : Ralph T. Coe and the collecting of American Indian artImaging the ArcticThree centuries of Woodlands Indian art : a collection of essaysProvenance : twelve collectors of ethnographic art in England, 1760-1990Human imageNorth America : first peoples, first contactsThree centuries of woodlands Indian art : a collection of essays
Alternative Names
King, J. C.

King J. C. H.

King, Jonathan C.H.

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