More than 1000 paintings reproduced in color, many printed with gold. Every full-page colorplate has a detailed commentary, and many are accompanied by groups of related works.
Director Emeritus John Walker tells the story of the Gallery from its inception in the 1930s.
Foreword by J. Carter Brown who discusses the special role of the Gallery as a national institution.
1,120 illustrations, including 1,028 plates in full color. 696p.
Illustrated throughout. Includes Includes a facsimile reprint of a 1930 essay by archaeologist Isabel Kelly, “The Carver’s Art of the Indians of Northwestern California.”
Also, a comprehensive study based on information from the makers and users of these objects, combining a summary of the scholarly literature, archival field notes, museum collections, and observations and interviews with contemporary artists.
Topics include the museum’s collection; the role of the carver; materials, tools, and techniques; the Klamath River carving (1730-1970); and more.