Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida ArtDaina Augaitis (Author), Marianne Jones (Author), Peter Macnair (Author)
Haida art is renowned worldwide, but it is often discussed with little reference to its creators and their homeland: Haida Gwaii. This book presents key themes: the influence of the Master-Carvers; the monumental achievement of Bill Reid; the hybridity in contemporary Haida art; the defining myths of origin; social templates of ownership and privilege; the relationship of the people to their land; the Haida and colonialism. From traditional songs and genealogies to the innovative aesthetics of contemporary Haida work in many media, Raven Travelling situates Haida art where it has always belonged, inseparable from its people and at the very apex of the great accomplishments of human creativity.
This book was published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.