Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry Design: 1870-1945 (Hardcover)
- Through Baxter's well-researched yet accessible text and more than 450 color images
- Follow the development of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry chronologically, from design origins to the pairing of silver and stone to the modernist styles around midcentury.
- Historical timelines, boxed supplemental information, a glossary of key terms, and an extensive bibliography.
Readers will come to understand how Navajo and Pueblo silversmiths and jewelry makers exercised critical judgment to retain control over their inventive designs. Starting in the 1870s, these artisans interwove tradition, new fabrication methods, and personal vision to create works both for tribal adornment and tourist commodity. From the turn of the century to the 1940s, these designs evolved in harmony with the emerging modernist aesthetic. Native jewelry was winning critical attention and praise, becoming highly desirable products in the national and international marketplace. Written by a recognized authority and the author of such go-to references as Southwest Silver Jewelry and The Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry, this book is destined to become a classic in the field.