First printing. "Here is the first major book on the life and work of the dean of Native American sculptors. . . .As a gifted interpreter of the changing tribal world he knows so well, he has created a unique sculptural legacy.". The text interweaves his life as an artist and his personal background, his philosophy and view of the world. Illustrated with photographs of almost 300 of his works, 112 in full color, plus other photographs documenting his story and that of his people. Mescalero Apaches. SIGNED by author on title page in red ink. Chronology of his life and works at the front of the book, notes and index at the rear. Large format. printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 263 pp. Laid in are several sheets stapled for a fundraiser for "Futures for Children" held at the Danson's and featuring Houser's sculptures. Included is a detailed map of where the sculptures could be found in the house, with prices, and cross-indexed to the pages in this book. Fine in fine dust jacket. .ISBN # 0-87923-7155
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