"The book is an excellent source for readers new to Northwest Coast art and for students. Jonaitis' comprehensive analysis is thorough and the images, plates, and illustrations are exceptional. Jonaitis' writing style is sophisticated and clear . . . . Art of the Northwest Coast reflects a new paradigm of examining indigenous art forms and history."
"[This] book as a whole proves that this is a significant and worthy contribution to the literature on the art. . . The book does a thorough job of presenting an overview of the art tradition and commenting on it from first white contact and how it has persisted, thrived, and evolved to our own time."
-American Book Review
"Masterfully written, superbly illustrated. ... Must reading for anyone interested in the arts of Native cultures."
"A compact, thorough, and very attractive survey of indigenous art from the Pacific coast between Puget Sound and Alaska..carefully and responsibly blends text, captions, graphics, and color reproductions to build a complete picture of the rich artistic traditions that developed among the coastal people."
-The Bloomsbury Review
"Jonaitis illustrates the vibrancy and diversity of nineteenth-century art of the Northwest Coast, connecting both the past of pre-contact and the future of today's art and artists...Art of the Northwest Coast is an excellent and informative portrayal of Northwest Coast art, the people, traditions, geographic regions, and transformation involved from pre-contact to today."
"A masterfully written, superbly illustrated, welcome addition to any collection. Must read for anyone interested in the arts of Native cultures."