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Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Selected Readings

ISBN-10: 0137562306
ISBN-13: 9780137562305
Edition: 1st 1993
List price: $115.20
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Description: By focusing on the original scholarly contributions, rather than secondary description, this reader in tribal arts exposes the reader to the best original scholarship of 29 noted scholars in anthropology and art history. Each scholarly essay is  More...

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Book details

List price: $115.20
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/16/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

By focusing on the original scholarly contributions, rather than secondary description, this reader in tribal arts exposes the reader to the best original scholarship of 29 noted scholars in anthropology and art history. Each scholarly essay is well-illustrated, often with original field photographs as well as museum objects. For artists, art historians, sociologists, and all those interested in the arts of the fourth world.

Janet Catherine Berlo is Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester.

Aesthetic Systems: Knowledge, Beauty, and Power
Accumulation: Power and Display in African Sculpture
An Aesthetic of the Cool
Melody, Drone, and Decoration: Underlying Structures and Surface Manifestations in Tongan Art and Society
The Beautiful and the Dangerous: Zuni Ritual and Cosmology as an Aesthetic System
The Artist as Individual
The Buli Master, and Other Hands
Talania and Nake, Master Carver and Apprentice: Two Woodcarvers from the Kilenge
Will the Real Charles Edensaw Please Stand Up?: The Problem of Attribution in Northwest Coast Indian Art
Art and Social Structure
Mask Makers and Myth in Western Liberia
Kuba Embroidered Cloth
Humans and Animals in Benin Art
Kinshape: The Design of Hawaiian Feather Cloak
The Weight of My Name Is a Mountain of Blankets: Potlatch Ceremonies
PASSAGES: Arts of Festival, Ritual, and Initiation
The Art of Festival in Ghana
Woman Power and Art in Senufo Village
Masking in Mende Sande Society Initiation Rituals
On Representing Ancestral Beings
Form, Function, and Interpretation of Mimbres Ceramic Hemispheric Vessels
Shelter as Symbol: Uses and Meanings of Architectural Space
The Dance of Death: Notes on the Architecture and Staging of Tamberma Funeral Performances
Dutch Galleons and South Nias Palaces
The Pueblo and the Hogan: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Two Response to an Environment
Continuity and Change In Fourth World Arts
Purity and Pollution in Freetown Masked Performances
Tradition in Native American Art
Lakota Beaded Costumes of the Early Reservation Era
Straddling the Cultural Fence: The Conflict for Ethnic Artists within Pueblo Societies
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