Totem Pole Carving: Bringing a Log to Life

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The totem pole -- in all its power and beauty -- is a distinctive and widely recognized form of traditional Northwest Coast Native Art. Once nearly lost, this art form is alive and thriving today. In this unique book, Vickie Jensen collaborates with renowned Nisga'a artist Norman Tait and his crew of young carvers to document the actual process of bringing a log to life. First is the selection of the raw cedar log for the planned 42-foot totem pole. Then the arduous three-month-long process of designing and carving the huge ...

Totem Pole Carving: Bringing a Log to Life 2003, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295983684

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Totem Pole Carving: Bringing a Log to Life 2000, Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN-13: 9781550547474

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