Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1984. First Edition, Limited. Reid, Bill; Bringhurst, Robert. The Raven Steals the Light. Douglas and McIntyre. Vancouver. 1984. Limited, Numbered Edtion, signed by author. Limited to 150 copies, of which this is #44, signed by Bill Reid on colophon page. pp.12-91. Tipped in photograph of Bill Reid at work on front free end paper. Ten tales of Haida mythology, beautifully illustrated by Bill Reid. Reid and Bringhurst bring to life an ancient world where animals speak, and men walk among gods and monsters. In addition to unparalleled depictions, the authors showcase these myths with the respect and reverence due to such culturally significant tales, passed down from generation to generation within the Haida community.
William "Bill" Ronald Reid Jr. (1920-1998) was a Haida Canadian artist, sculptor and painter. Reid became familiar with his Haida heritage and traditions following a pigrimmage to Skidegate. It was here that Reid learned about Haida art. From here, Reid began to create jewelery in the Haida style and feature prominate symbols of Haida traditions. This led into larger works and sculptures in bronze. Reid carries honorary degrees for his art, from several Canadian universities and institutions. In 1994, he was awarded the Indspire Award (National Aboriginal Acheivement Award) and holds membership with the Order of British Columbia and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
Robert Bringhurst (1946) is a Canadian poet, author and typographer. Best known for his books The Elements of Typgraphical Style, Bringhurst is commited to the preservation of Haia culture language. Bringhurst has collaborated with Bill Reid on several projects, the most well-known of which is The Raven Steals the Light. Item #404
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