Monday, June 23, 2014

American Trade Bindings with Native American Themes 1875-1933

The new book is finished, and you now can LOOK INSIDE! (PDF) to read a few pages. For more  information about the editions and ordering copies, please visit the web page for American Trade Bindings with Native American Themes 1875-1933.

Cover artists include Margaret Armstrong, Frank Hazenplug, the Decorative Designers, Thomas Watson Ball, Angel de Cora, Bright Eyes, and many others. With the illustrators and dust jacket designers, a total of 87 identified artists are in the exhibition.

In addition to Tribal art, the covers include the evolution of Modernism from late Victorian through Eastlake, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Poster style, and Art Deco.

There are decorative, symbolic, and pictorial  covers depicting cultures from the Arctic to South America, and times from prehistoric to the early 20th century. It includes captivity narratives, autobiographies, frauds, ethnographic works, myths, travelogues, propaganda, songs, dance, romance novels, and juvenile fiction.