Included in the Times’ Best Art Book of the Year 2020
The beautifully illustrated catalogue published to accompany the British Museum exhibition Arctic: culture and climate.
Often imaged as one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the Arctic has in fact been inhabited for nearly 30,000 years. The various communities that call the region home have found ingenious ways to harness and celebrate the environment, and to co-exist with its wildlife. Today, man-made climate change is transforming the region at an unprecedented rate, bringing with it a new set of challenges. Arctic: culture and climate explores the history of the Circumpolar North and its peoples through the lens of climate change and weather, drawing on a wealth of objects, artworks and voices from past and present, to show how Arctic Peoples and their cultural traditions have continued to thrive amid both social and environmental change.
An extraordinary vision into human life past and present, and how our lives are impacting the humans of the future.
Edited by Amber Lincoln, Jago Cooper and Jan Peter Laurens Loovers
Thames and Hudson/The British Museum