Co-owner of Vancouver's Lattimer Gallery, Alexander Dawkins wrote Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry (Greystone 2019). This distinctive North American art is more than just bracelets, rings, and pendants; importantly, there is a backstory, specialized set of techniques and a talented artist behind every piece. With over 100 photographs, this book introduces formline design, highlights the traits of the most common animal symbols used, and includes biographies and works from over fifty of the Coast's best-known jewelers. It also delves into the history of the art from, from the earliest horn and copper cuff bracelets to contemporary works. Award-winning Northwest Coast artist Corinne Hunt, who co-designed medals for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, wrote the foreward. 978-1-77164-297-2

Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry: The Art, the Artists, the History. Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books, 2019. 192 pages. 9781771642972 (pbk) $24.95

[BCBW 2019]