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Preston Singletary - by Miranda Belarde-Lewis & John Drury (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 144

Genre: Art

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Museum of Glass

Age Range: Teen

Author: Miranda Belarde-Lewis & John Drury

Language: English

Street Date: July 1, 2019
TCIN: 79625602
UPC: 9780972664950
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7519


The story Raven and the Box of Daylight, which tells how Raven transformed the world and brought light to the people by releasing the stars, moon, and sun, holds great significance to the Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. A new body of work by artist Preston Singletary (American, born 1963) will immerse readers in Tlingit traditions by telling this story through his monumental glass works and installations.

Primarily known for his celebration of Tlingit art and design, Singletary will explore new ways of working with glass inspired by Tlingit design principles. Tlingit objects were traditionally used to show wealth and tell stories by representing elements of the natural world, as well as the histories of individual families. By drawing upon this tradition, Singletary's art creates a unique theatrical atmosphere, in which the pieces follow and enhance a narrative. This book includes texts that place Singletary's work within the wider histories of both glass art and native arts traditions--especially the art of spoken-word storytelling. Also included are a biography and an interview with the artist.

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