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Oceanic art / by Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Christian Kaufmann, Douglas Newton ; translated from the French by Nora Scott and Sabine Bouladon with the collaboration of Fiona Leibrick
Bib ID 1425695
Format BookBook
Author
Kaeppler, Adrienne Lois
 
Edition English language ed. 
Description New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1997 
633 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm. 
ISBN 0810936933
Summary

The first major survey of Oceanic arts to be published in more than thirty years, this comprehensive volume brings together a vast number of important discoveries and the results of several in-depth studies of the subject, both past and present. Building on contemporary research and the most recent theoretical work, it also provides an introduction for the general reader through a series of remarkable texts and 900 illustrations, many never before published. A documentary section about the principal cultural groups of the region provides an essential reference. An excellent map adds further value.

Full contents
  • Introduction / Douglas Newton
  • Polynesia and Micronesia / Adrienne Kaeppler. Prolegomenon to the Study of Polynesian Art. The Mythological Charter. Sculptural Manifestations of Mythological Charter. Sacred Fibers, Feathers, and Inner Barks. Propriety, Presentation, and Aesthetics of the Body. Micronesian Art
  • Melanesia / Christian Kaufmann. Introduction. Some Principles of Melanesian Art. Why Images? The Image and its Interpretation. Artist-Image Maker. From Image to Cosmos. Content and Form. Perceiving Color and Form. Art Areas of Melanesia
  • Principal Oceanic Cultural Groups.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 616-625) and index.

Subjects Art -- Oceania.
Other authors/contributors Kaufmann, Christian  |  Newton, Douglas, 1920-

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