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MacDonald, George F.

Overview
Works: 100 works in 272 publications in 2 languages and 4,530 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs  Art  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E99.H2, 704.03972
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Most widely held works about George F MacDonald
 
Most widely held works by George F MacDonald
Haida monumental art : villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands by George F MacDonald( )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia constructed some of the most magnificent houses and erected some of the most beautifully carved totem poles on the Northwest Coast. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, images of the Haida's immense cedar houses and soaring totem poles were captured, first on glass plates and later on film, by photographers who travelled to then-remote villages such as Masset and Skidegate to marvel at, and record, what they saw there." "Haida Monumental Art ... includes a large number of these remarkable photographs, selected from a collection of over 10,000 original prints and photographic plates. They depict the Haida villages at the height of their glory and record their tragic deterioration only a few decades later. ... By combining archaeology and ethnohistory, George MacDonald presents an integrated framework for understanding the physical structure of a Haida village. He explains how the houses and poles are part of a fascinating web of myth, family history, and Haida cosmology, which provides a unique insight into Haida culture."--P. [4] of cover
Haida art by George F MacDonald( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and French and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This superb volume, the definitive book on Haida art, presents the most treasured works in what is considered the world's best collection, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It is richly illustrated with 90 full-color photos of artworks (such as masks, pipes, rattles and other ceremonial objects), and 95 black-and-white photographs of artworks and rare historical images that provide glimpses into the past. The descriptive text by George MacDonald, author of the classic Haida Monumental Art, provides an informed overview of Haida art in a historical, cultural and cosmological context
Ninstints, Haida world heritage site by George F MacDonald( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes Ninstints, the ruins of a Kunghit Haida village located in southern Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C. which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Also includes brief history of Kunghit Haida Indians and discussion of preservation of village. Aimed at senior students, but useful to grades 4 and up
Chiefs of the sea and sky Haida heritage sites of the Queen Charlotte Islands by George F MacDonald( )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is drawn from Haida Monumental Art, the most important work yet published on Haida culture. Chiefs of the Sea and Sky presents an overview of extensive research carried out by archeologist George MacDonald in the 1960s and 1970s to document the history of the Haida villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands. In this abridgement, MacDonald recounts the history of eighteen of the major villages, telling the story of their people and describing the sites of their houses and other known structures. In his introduction he explains how the Haida's immense cedar houses and totem poles are part of a fascinating spiritual and material culture which integrates family history, ritual, and mythology. The historical photographs that accompany the text illustrate the richness and variety of Haida sculpture and they show the villages at the height of their glory in the 1880s and 1890s and in their subsequent and tragic decay. MacDonald reports on the further deterioration of several of the sites since publication of Haida Monumental Art in 1983, but he also praises the successful efforts of the Haida and their supporters and the cooperation of the Government of Canada in establishing protection over important heritage sites in the Southern Queen Charlotte Islands. He sees in this and in the accomplishments of contemporary Haida artists an indication that the future of Haida culture looks 'immensely brighter towards the close of the century than it did at the beginning.'Chiefs of the Sea and Sky will be welcomed by those interested in the history of Canada's Native people and by visitors to the heritage sites of the Queen Charlotte Islands
Debert: a Palaeo-Indian site in central Nova Scotia by George F MacDonald( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tsimshian narratives ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of oral narratives from the Tsimshian Indians of the west coast of British Columbia around Prince Rupert, is illustrated with early photographs and maps, and reflects the close relationship of these people with their environment
Haida burial practices: three archaeological examples; the Gust Island burial shelter, the Skungo Cave, North Island, mass burials from Tanu by George F MacDonald( Book )
16 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gust Island burial shelter; the Skungo Cave, North Island; mass burials from Tanu, by George F. MacDonald ... and ... The Gust Island burial shelter : physical anthropology, by Jerome S. Cybulski. An examination of the mortuary practices of the Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands
A museum for the global village : the Canadian Museum of Civilization by George F MacDonald( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The totem poles and monuments of Gitwangak village by George F MacDonald( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Totem poles by Marius Barbeau( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dig : an archaeological reconstruction of a west coast village by George F MacDonald( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstruction of an actual West Coast archaeological excavation, spanning 5,000 years of history of a Canadian Indian village. It is the story of the Coast Tsimshian people and discusses their prehistory and material culture
Kitwanga Fort report by George F MacDonald( Book )
8 editions published between 1898 and 1995 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This account of the archaeological investigation of Kitwanga Fort in the Skeena River valley of northern British Columbia, illustrates the importance of warfare in the culture of the Indians of the Northwest Coast, specifically the Gitskan and the warrior Nekt
Skeena River prehistory by Archaeological Survey of Canada( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Canadian Museum of Civilization : photographs ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Canadian Museum of Civilization : photographs ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in French and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contes du jour et de la nuit by George F MacDonald( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeological survey of Canada annual review 1975 and 1976 by Archaeological Survey of Canada( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeological Survey of Canada annual review 1973 by National Museum of Man (Canada)( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Canadian Museum of Civilization : photographs by George F MacDonald( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une tournée photographique du Musée en commençant par son architecture spectaculaire, puis ses expositions et programmes innovateurs. Un magnifique album en couleurs, qui est aussi un guide touristique sur le sujet
Archaeological Survey of Canada annual review 1972 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Donald, George F.
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Macdonald, G. F
MacDonald, George F.
MacDonald, George Frederick
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Languages
English (154)
French (10)
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