Although North America stretches all the way up to the Arctic Ocean, we dont often pay attention to whats going on in the region known as the North (the area above the 60th parallel). Stones, Bones and Stitches, an art book from the curators of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, introduces readers to the culture and heritage of the Inuit people through eight important works, which range from soapstone and whalebone carvings, to appliquÃ©d and embroidered wall hangings, to stonecut prints.
With photos on nearly every page (and a handy map), the book offers an excellent combination of biographical information about the six featured artists, factual information about the North, and interpretation of the works of art being showcased. This extremely interesting and educational volume is a must-have for schools and for anyone who likes art or culture. I feel privileged to have experienced a little bit of the fascinating life and culture of the people of the North through this book. This book is a gift.