Art of the American Indian Frontier by David W. Penney
Large softcover catalogue showcasing the American Indian collection at the Detroit Institute of Art. Very Good condition
An incomparable collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains. This volume presents the Detroit Institute of Art's Chandler-Pohrt collection with detailed documentation and commentary. Clothing and accessories of porcupine quill and buckskin, woven textiles, bags, beadwork, necklaces, rawhide paintings, smoking pipes, tools, vessels and utensils, pictographs, and visionary paintings are portrayed in 220 stunning color plates. Complementing the illustrations are essays dealing with historical context, ethnographic issues, and the lives and philosophies of the collectors.