Transfigurations: North Pacific Coast Art

"George Terasaki says you can see a masterpiece, even at a distance… Imitations are not a real threat to art. The master carvers knew this. So did the tribe. They recognized talent. The Terasaki collection, assembled over forty-five years, includes a disproportionate number of masterpieces."

—Edmund Carpenter, visual anthropologist

George Terasaki is known internationally for collecting and placing North Pacific Coast artwork and artifacts of the highest caliber. Of the many thousands of artworks that have passed through his hands over the years, he has retained only a few of the most remarkable objects for his private collection. This luxurious book illuminates these artworks in a deluxe presentation worthy of their quality. Noted scholar Steven Clay Brown provides insight and scholarship on each of these premium examples of Native American art.

This sumptuous volume is printed in full color on 200 gsm GardaPat 13 stock and is bound in Brillianta cloth. Transfigurations is printed in a limited run of 450 copies.

Steven Clay Brown
Photography by George Terasaki
12 x 13 1/2 inches, landscape
Hardcover with jacket
248 pages with 141 photographs


Shipping Method (US Only)

Standard ($25.00)
Independent book retailers interested in placing wholesale orders should contact us at, or call 509.850.1962