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Anchorage Museum of History and Art

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Works: 327 works in 467 publications in 1 language and 6,709 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Catalogs  Essays  Illustrated works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Folklore  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Other, his, Organizer of meeting, Collector
Classifications: E99.E7, 759.13
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Agayuliyararput : kegginaqut, kangiit-llu = Our way of making prayer : Yup'ik masks and the stories they tell by Ann Fienup-Riordan( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the remembrances of elders who were born in the early 1900s and saw the last masked Yup'ik dances before missionary efforts forced their decline, Agayuliyararput is a collection of first-person accounts of the rich culture surrounding Yup'ik masks. Stories by thirty-three elders from all over southwestern Alaska, presented in parallel Yup'ik and English texts, include a wealth of information about the creation and function of masks and the environment in which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated stories are complete with features of oral storytelling such as repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup'ik idiom as closely as possible. Reminiscences about the cultural setting of masked dancing are grouped into chapters on the traditional Yup'ik ceremonial cycle, the use of masks, life in the qasgiq (communal men's house), the suppression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and song. Stories are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal areas. The subjects of the stories and the masks made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and natural forces on which humans depended. This book will be treasured by the Yup'ik residents of southwestern Alaska and an international audience of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and art historians
Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age by Julie Decker( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unexpected architectural phenomenon-something like a halved tin can turned on its side-swept across the American landscape after World War II: the Quonset hut. Originally designed during the war for use as makeshift housing for soldiers and their families around the world, the seemingly ubiquitous Quonset hut housed a rapidly expanding nation in the 1940s and 1950s both at work and at play. From recording studios-a Quonset was responsible for the birth of the "Nashville sound"--To the 1948 congressional campaign headquarters of Gerald Ford, to an endless variety of incarnations including bars, movie theaters, classrooms, supermarkets, restaurants, and houses of worship, the Quonset hut was the shape of a nation in need of affordable, easy-to-build shelter. Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age is a fascinating look at a surprising architectural sensation and offers a refreshing, revealing, and untold story of a true American icon
Enlightenment and exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805 by Cook Inlet Historical Society Staff( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saluting an era of adventure and knowledge seeking, fifteen original essays consider the motivations of European explorers of the Pacific, the science and technology of eighteenth-century exploration, and the significance of Spanish, French, and British voyages. Among the topics discussed are the quest by enlightenment scientists for new species of plant and animal life, and their fascination with Native cultures; advances in shipbuilding, navigation, medicine, and diet that made extended voyages possible; and the lasting significance of the explorers' collections, artworks, and journals."--Jacket
The living tradition of Yup'ik masks : agayuliyararput = our way of making prayer by Ann Fienup-Riordan( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska, masked dancing has long been a focal point of ceremonial activity. Performed traditionally inside the qasaiq (communal men's house) during festivals, the dances feature face and finger masks that make visible the world of helping spirits and extraordinary beings, and are specially made to tell particular stories. Although masks are infrequently used today, elders still remember their powerful presence and increasingly appreciate them as touchstones of cultural pride - as agayuliyararput, "our way of making prayer." Often used by shamans to facilitate communication and movement between worlds (human and animal, the living and the dead), Yup'ik masks usually were discarded after use. Specimens first found their way into museum collections via nineteenth-century traders and collectors working along the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, and soon were displayed internationally. The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks brings together masks from museum and private collections all over the world and presents them in their native context. Ann Fienup Riordan describes the natural world of southwestern Alaska and the rich ceremonial life that evolved there to acknowledge and honor the many beings that made possible the sustenance of human life in a precariously balanced environment. Chapters arranged geographically describe the world's major Yup'ik mask collectors and collections and the circumstances that made each unique. The voices of Yup'ik elders are present throughout the text, recounting stories, describing traditional Yup'ik life, and responding to particular masks
Sydney Laurence, painter of the North by Kesler E Woodward( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the painter Syndey Laurence (1868-1940) includes a discussion of his work, a chronology of his activities, a bibliography and numerous colour plates of his work, including the landscapes of Alaska for which he is best known
The way we genuinely live = Yuungnaqpiallerput : masterworks of Yup'ik science and survival by Ann Fienup-Riordan( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases art and artifacts of the Yup'ik people of Alaska, and provides information about the role of material culture in the Yup'ik lifestyle, the development of their technologies, and Yup'ik tools and daily use items
Spirit of the north : the art of Eustace Paul Ziegler by Kesler E Woodward( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eskimo drawings( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paitarkiutenka = My legacy to you by Frank Andrew( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yup'ik elders of southwest Alaska recall, "Our ancestors were never heavy with a tool kit." They carried in their minds what they needed to live rich lives in the harsh environment of the Bering Sea coast. Frank Andrew, Sr. (1917-2006), was one of the few elders to bring this knowledge into the twenty-first century." "Not only did Frank Andrew possess knowledge and wisdom - he shared it. For five years before his death he worked tirelessly with Yup'ik translators Alice Rearden and Marie Meade and anthropologist Ann Fienup-Riordan to document his knowledge of life on the Bering Sea coast. What he shared is specific to the Canineq (lower coastal) area at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River. When he talked about kayak building, tomcod fishing, or bird hunting, it was based on his own experience in the area surrounding Kwigillingok, where he spent his life. His unprecedented depth of knowledge and eloquent storytelling inspired this book." "This book offers great detail about working with wood, kayak construction, and coastal hunting. Stories and information on seasonal activities in the Canineq area appear here for the first time. This book acknowledges the enormous amount of information and remarkable skills that each individual needed to live life on the Bering Sea coast; it is Frank Andrew's legacy to us all."--Jacket
Unsettled : Art + Environment Conference 2017 by Julie Decker( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsettled amasses 200 artworks by 80 artists living and/or working in a super-region we call the Greater West, a geographic area that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia, and from Australia to the American West. Though ranging across thousands of miles, this region shares many similarities: vast expanses of open land, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, colonialism, and the ongoing conflicts that inevitably arise when these factors coexist. The specific geographic focus of 'Unsettled' begins in Alaska and continues down the west coast of North America, through Central America, concluding in Colombia. Works included span 2,000 years, ranging from Pre-Columbian to modern and contemporary art
Heaven on earth : Orthodox treasures of Siberia and North America by Barbara Sweetland Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts from the Arctic : an exhibition of circumpolar art by indigenous artists from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Sápmi (Lapland), Russia( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperation among the five areas produced five international exhibitions, each with representation from all areas. Each exhibition will travel within the respective countries, beginning in May and June of 1993
International Tapestry Network : exhibit 1 by Anchorage Museum of History and Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic transformations : the jewelry of Denise and Samuel Wallace by Lois Sherr Dubin( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wallaces' innovative jewelry explores a contemporary style that is rooted in the traditions of Denise's Chugach culture. Its designs are inspired by the people, animals and the natural environment of Alaska. The Wallaces are storytellers who use fossil ivory, silver, and richly colored stones as their medium rather than words. "My grandmother used to tell me stories when I was young, and I incorporate some of them into my work," Denise explains. "My main goal is, through my work, to express Alaska Native culture." To convey the concept of movement and transformation that is central to the Wallaces' work, the book includes eight gatefolds of their major storytelling belts, all seen at nearly actual size. The other eight belts are displayed on double page spreads. Each belt is illustrated with its historic and contemporary influences as well as being grouped with the pieces that originally came from or were influenced by it. The belts, which are seen together here for the first time, are artistic and technical masterpieces"--Publisher's website
QAJAQ : kayaks of Siberia and Alaska by David W Zimmerly( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying catalogue to a kayak exhibition. Gives technical details on kayaks, including a rare look at traditional kayak construction and an explanation of its use as a hunting tool and means of transportation
Across the street : Self-Help Graphics and Chicano art in Los Angeles by Bolton T Colburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A northern adventure : the art of Fred Machetanz by Kesler E Woodward( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works Progress Administration's Alaska Art Project, 1937 : a retrospective exhibition by Anchorage Museum of History and Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instrument of change : Jim Schoppert, 1947-1992, retrospective exhibition by Jim Schoppert( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing the lines of battle : military art of World War II Alaska( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Quonset hut : metal living for a modern age
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Quonset hut : metal living for a modern ageEnlightenment and exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805The living tradition of Yup'ik masks : agayuliyararput = our way of making prayerThe way we genuinely live = Yuungnaqpiallerput : masterworks of Yup'ik science and survivalEskimo drawingsPaitarkiutenka = My legacy to youUnsettled : Art + Environment Conference 2017Arctic transformations : the jewelry of Denise and Samuel Wallace
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