CHANGING HANDS: ART WITHOUT RESERVATION, 1 – Contemporary Native American Art from the Southwest
Edited by David Revere McFadden and Ellen Napiura Taubman
Published by Merrell Publishers Limited, London, in association with American Craft Museum, 2002
Hardback, 224 pages, profusely illustrated, excellent condition
This is a landmark book that assembles, documents, interprets, and explores the rich diversity of craft, art, and design being produced today by contemporary Native American artists. Works included have been selected on aesthetic merits rather than ethnographical grounds, and so together form a notable contribution to the study of contemporary art in general.
This book focuses on the work of nearly ninety of the most exciting and innovative artists of the region, working in a variety of media, from clay to glass, from fiber to jewelry, and from metal to wood as well as mixed media. Over two hundred magnificent color images reveal the often provocative and satirical work of such artists as Diego Romero, Roxanne Swentzell, and Virgil Ortiz, as well as cutting-edge experimentalism from such potters as Tammy Garcia, such glass artists as Tony Jojola, and such jewelers as Dylan Poblano.