Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic

Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic

by Norman Hallendy

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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 their homeland.In author Norman Hallendy’s forty years of travels throughout the Arctic, he developed deep and lasting friendships with a number of Inuit elders. Through them, he learned that inuksuit are a nuanced, complex and vital form of communication. Hallendy’s dramatic color photos of many different kinds of inuksuit and objects of veneration capture not only a sense of wonder and power but reveal the unfamiliar Arctic landscape in all its magical beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550548747
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Sense of Wonder 8(13)
First Encounters
Silent Messengers
Places of Power, Objects of Veneration
Epilogue: In the Stillness of the Moment 113(3)
Appendix: Inuksuk Types, Functions and Related Features 116(3)
Bibliography 119(1)
Author's Note 119(3)
Acknowledgements 122(2)
Index 124

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