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Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic

Hallendy, Norman

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ISBN 10: 0295981725 / ISBN 13: 9780295981727
Editorial: Douglas & McIntyre/Univ of Washington Pr, Vancouver, Seattle, 2001
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Oblong 8vo, 9.5x10.5", 127p, illus., color, b/w, appendix: Inuksuk types, functions and related features; bibliography, index. The first comprehensive book about the Arctic's mysterious stone figures called inuksuit, as told by Inuit elders to the author together with his beautiful and dramatic photographs. Fine to as new 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-7803080392

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Título: Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic

Editorial: Douglas & McIntyre/Univ of Washington Pr, Vancouver, Seattle

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Built from whatever stones are at hand, each one is unique. Inuksuit are among the oldest and most important objects placed by humans upon the vast Arctic landscape and have become a familiar symbol of the Inuit and of their homeland.

In Norman Hallendy's 40 years of travel throughout the Arctic, he has developed lasting friendships with a number of Inuit elders. Through them, he learned that inuksuit are a nuanced, complex, and vital form of communication. Some are navigational or directional aids, while others offer hunting information or indicate caches of food or supplies. Some were practical helpers that assisted in hunting caribou or luring geese. Other similar stone structures were objects of veneration, indicating places of power or the abode of spirits.

Although most inuksuit appear singly, sometimes they are arranged in sequences spanning great distances or are grouped to mark a specific place. Others define the ghostly geography of the spiritual landscape.

Hallendy's 52 dramatic color photographs of many different kinds of inuksuit and objects of veneration capture not only a sense of wonder and power but reveal a hauntingly beautiful landscape that few of us will ever see.

Biografía del autor:

Norman Hallendy is an Arctic researcher, writer, photographer, designer, artist and chronicler of Inuit life and landscapes. A traveller in the Arctic for over forty years who speaks fluent Inuktitut, he is director of the Tukilik Foundation. He lives outside Carp, Ontario.

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