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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > Art of indigenous peoples

Kevin Red Star (Hardcover): Daniel Gibson Kevin Red Star (Hardcover)
Daniel Gibson
R1,053 R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Save R116 (11%) Out of stock

Crow Indian Artist

Kevin Red Star is not only one of the most acclaimed Native American artists, but he is also a visual historian of his people, the Crow. His art celebrates, commemorates, and perpetuates the Crow culture.

Gibson and Leaken showcase the talents of Red Star in this collection of artwork while also exploring his motivations. Red Star's childhood on the reservation, his time at the Institute of American Indian Arts and San Francisco Art Institute, and his friends and family are all a part of his ever-evolving path of expression that makes his artwork so iconoclastic.

DANIEL GIBSON has worked as a freelance writer and editor for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Cowboys & Indians. He served as editor of Native Peoples magazine for 12 years and as a columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

KITTY LEAKEN creates documentaries that preserve art and culture of native peoples of the world. She has been the photographer for several books, including Contemporary Native American Artists. She is an official photographer for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Art in the Time of Colony (Hardcover, New Ed): Khadija Von Zinnenburg Carroll Art in the Time of Colony (Hardcover, New Ed)
Khadija Von Zinnenburg Carroll
R3,182 Discovery Miles 31 820 Out of stock

It is often assumed that the verbal and visual languages of Indigenous people had little influence upon the classification of scientific, legal, and artistic objects in the metropolises and museums of nineteenth-century colonial powers. However colonized locals did more than merely collect material for interested colonizers. In developing the concept of anachronism for the analysis of colonial material this book writes the complex biographies for five key objects that exemplify, embody, and refract the tensions of nineteenth-century history. Through an analysis of particular language notations and drawings hidden in colonial documents and a reexamination of cross-cultural communication, the book writes biographies for five objects that exemplify the tensions of nineteenth-century history. The author also draws on fieldwork done in communities today, such as the group of Koorie women whose re-enactments of tradition illustrate the first chapter's potted history of indigenous mediums and debates. The second case study explores British colonial history through the biography of the proclamation boards produced under George Arthur (1784-1854), Governor of British Honduras, Tasmania, British Columbia, and India. The third case study looks at the maps of the German explorer of indigenous taxonomy Wilhelm von Blandowski (1822-1878), and the fourth looks at a multi-authored encyclopaedia in which Blandowski had taken into account indigenous knowledge such as that in the work of Kwat-Kwat artist Yakaduna, whose hundreds of drawings (1862-1901) are the material basis for the fifth and final case study. Through these three characters' histories Art in the Time of Colony demonstrates the political importance of material culture by using objects to revisit the much-contested nineteenth-century colonial period, in which the colonial nations as a cultural and legal-political system were brought into being.

Archaeologies of Art - Time, Place, and Identity (Hardcover, New): Ines Domingo Sanz, Danae Fiore, Sally K. May Archaeologies of Art - Time, Place, and Identity (Hardcover, New)
Ines Domingo Sanz, Danae Fiore, Sally K. May
R3,161 Discovery Miles 31 610 Out of stock

This international volume draws together key research that examines visual arts of the past and contemporary indigenous societies. Placing each art style in its temporal and geographic context, the contributors show how depictions represent social mechanisms of identity construction, and how stylistic differences in product and process serve to reinforce cultural identity. Examples stretch from the Paleolithic to contemporary world and include rock art, body art, and portable arts. Ethnographic studies of contemporary art production and use, such as among contemporary Aboriginal groups, are included to help illuminate artistic practices and meanings in the past. The volume reflects the diversity of approaches used by archaeologists to incorporate visual arts into their analysis of past cultures and should be of great value to archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress.

Native American Art of the Northwest Coast (Paperback): Celeste Bishop Native American Art of the Northwest Coast (Paperback)
Celeste Bishop
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Out of stock
Oceania - Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hardcover): Eric Kjellgren Oceania - Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hardcover)
Eric Kjellgren
R1,199 Discovery Miles 11 990 Out of stock

In aesthetic quality, significance, and scope, the Metropolitan Museum's Oceanic, or Pacific Islands, collection is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. This generously illustrated volume features some 200 masterworks from the more than 2,600 objects currently in the collection, and it is published to coincide with the opening of the Museum's new galleries of Oceanic art. An overview of Oceanic art and a history of the Metropolitan's collection are followed by detailed chapters devoted to each of the five major cultural regions of the Pacific: Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and the islands of Southeast Asia. Among the notable works discussed are a monumental Baining barkcloth figure, a spectacular shield from the Solomon Islands, the Museum's renowned Torres Strait mask and acclaimed Mangarevan wooden male figure, a weather charm from the Caroline Islands, and textiles from the regions of Lampung and Sumba, in Sumatra. A glossary and selected bibliography conclude this essential guide.

Feathered Sun - Plains Indians in Art and Philosophy (Paperback): Frithjof Schuon Feathered Sun - Plains Indians in Art and Philosophy (Paperback)
Frithjof Schuon
R554 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R98 (18%) Out of stock

The essentially spiritual and symbolist outlook of Indian civilisation is brought to light as Schuon focuses on the fundamental elements of Plains religion and the culture to which it gave rise. Here is a message of Truth Holiness and human grandeur harbouring within itself something mysterious and sacred which it expresses with profound originality By same author: ADASTRA & STELLA MARIS 0941532569 13.99 EYE OF THE HEART 0941532224 8.99 FULLNESS OF GOD 0941532585 14.99 FORM AND SUBSTANCE IN THE RELIGIONS 0941532259 14.99 UNDERSTANDING ISLAM 0941532240 11.99 Of related interest: INDIAN SPIRIT 0941532283 10.99

The Native American Curio Trade in New Mexico (Paperback): Jonathan Batkin The Native American Curio Trade in New Mexico (Paperback)
Jonathan Batkin
R780 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R151 (19%) Out of stock
Journey Through the Ice Age (Hardcover, 2nd Ed): Paul G. Bahn Journey Through the Ice Age (Hardcover, 2nd Ed)
Paul G. Bahn; Photographs by Jean Vertut
R509 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R104 (20%) Out of stock
Art and Religion in Africa (Hardcover): Rosalind J. Hackett Art and Religion in Africa (Hardcover)
Rosalind J. Hackett
R1,505 R1,327 Discovery Miles 13 270 Save R178 (12%) Out of stock

Africa's religious and artistic traditions constitute a primary example of its intellectual and cultural vitality. Artistic works play a vital role - especially where oral traditions dominate - in communicating ideas about the relationship between the human, spiritual and natural worlds. This work is a comparative study of Africa's visual and performing arts, concentrating on their geographical, material and gendered diversity, and focusing on the relation of these arts to African religion.;The author combines ethnographic and art-historical methodology but does not assume any prior knowledge of African art or African religion. The text seeks a greater understanding of the philosophical and religious aspects of African art, thus challenging western perceptions of what is "important" in terms of artistic representation. This approach reveals the transformative capacities and multi-dimensionality of African art. The work also highlights the changes brought about by Christianity, Islam and the newer religious movements in post-colonial Africa.

Chicano Visions - American Painters on the Verge (Paperback, 1st North American ed): Cheech Marin Chicano Visions - American Painters on the Verge (Paperback, 1st North American ed)
Cheech Marin
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Out of stock

Cheech Marin, well known for his three decades of work as a comedian, actor, director, and musician, has long championed Chicano artists and been a collector of their work. This breakthrough publication will be available in both hardcover and paperback formats. The exhibition features Marin's collection of over 30 artists' work, and their paintings that depict Hispanic culture, religion, and politics with brilliant color and emotion. Incisive essays by leading scholars describe the origins of Chicano art. In the same way that Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo redefined our understanding and appreciation of Mexican art, Chicano artists such as Gronk, Patssi Valdez, and Carlos Almaraz are putting Chicano art on the cutting edge of contemporary art.

Position Doubtful: Mapping landscapes and memories (Paperback, Ed): Kim Mahood Position Doubtful: Mapping landscapes and memories (Paperback, Ed)
Kim Mahood 1
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Out of stock

Imagine the document you have before you is not a book but a map. It is well-used, creased, and folded, so that when you open it, no matter how carefully, something tears and a line that is neither latitude nor longitude opens in the hidden geography of the place you are about to enter. Since the publication of her prize-winning memoir Craft for a Dry Lake, in 2000, writer and artist Kim Mahood has been returning to the Tanami desert country in far north-western Australia where, as a child, she lived with her family on a remote cattle station. The land is timeless, but much has changed- the station has been handed back to its traditional owners; the mining companies have arrived; and Aboriginal art has flourished. Comedy and tragedy, familiarity and uncertainty are Mahood's constant companions as she immerses herself in the life of a small community and in groundbreaking mapping projects. What emerges in Position Doubtful is a revelation of the significance of the land to its people - and of the burden of history. Mahood is an artist of astonishing versatility. She works with words, with paint, with installations, and with performance art. Her writing about her own work and collaborations, and about the work of the desert artists, is profoundly enlightening, making palpable the link between artist and country. This is a beautiful and intense exploration of friendships, landscape, and homecoming. Written with great energy and humour, Position Doubtful offers a unique portrait of the complexities of black and white relations in contemporary Australia. 'A shimmering, evocative memoir (that is) required reading for anyone interested in contemporary Aboriginal Australia a Position Doubtful opens the heart to understanding.' - Books+Publishing Mahood is a writer of country. Her chapters unfurl like the ribbons of red dune ...The rich pulse of country makes the heart quake with recognition. Position Doubtful has the scale and delicacy of desert and records genuine Aboriginal voice and emotion. - Bruce Pascoe, award-winning author of Dark Emu, Fog a Dox, and Convincing Ground (Mahood) is a talented writer whose mastery of the language is absolute. The combination of an artist's eye, a mapmaker's precision, and a wordsmith's playfulness makes for a work of captivating beauty a a significant and timely work. - Weekend Australian

Black Visual Culture - Modernity and Post-modernity (Paperback): Gen Doy Black Visual Culture - Modernity and Post-modernity (Paperback)
Gen Doy
R530 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R40 (8%) Out of stock

"Black Visual Culture" presents a critical introduction to the work of contemporary black American and British artists, including Chris Ofili, Isaac Julien, Keith Piper, Rasheed Areen, Robert Mapplethorpe, Roshini Kempadoo, and Anish Kapoor. The central aim of the book is to show how black artists have been and continue to be influenced by the politics, cultures, societies, economies and histories in which they live and work. Using illustrated case studies as introductions, the book goes on to discuss and critique the key debates around modernism and post-modernism, as well as the major issues, literature and theory around black photography and art. One important element is its discussion of cultural criticism of the foremost writers in the field, such as Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, Kobena Mercer and Homi K. Bhaba.

Beau Dick - Devoured by Consumerism (Hardcover): Latiesha Fazakas, John Cussans, Cole Speck, Alan Hunt Beau Dick - Devoured by Consumerism (Hardcover)
Latiesha Fazakas, John Cussans, Cole Speck, Alan Hunt
R491 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R98 (20%) Out of stock

Beau Dick (1955-2017) was celebrated far beyond his hometown of Alert Bay, B.C., for both his political activism and his creation of striking, larger-than-life carved masks inspired by the traditional stories of the Kwakwaka'wakw. Dick's multi-faceted engagement with Kwakwaka'wakw culture included carving (which he learned from Northwest Coast artists such as Henry Hunt, Doug Cranmer, and Bill Reid), storytelling, and dancing. As a high-ranking member of Hamat'sa, the prestigious Kwakwaka'wakw secret society centred on the story of a ravenous, man-eating spirit, Dick drew on all these art forms to create regalia for and participate in elaborate ceremonies that enacted Kwakwaka'wakw cosmology. Devoured by Consumerism shares nearly two dozen of these masks: vivid, unforgettable creations, made with traditional and contemporary methods and materials, depicting figures like Cannibal Raven, Nu-Tla-Ma (Fool Dancer), and Bookwus (Wild Man of the Woods). Texts by LaTiesha Fazakas, John Cussans, and Candice Hopkins outline the stories that the masks depict, consider the inescapable parallels between Hamat'sa and the consumerism of capitalist society, and grapple with the philosophy that animates Hamat'sa--one that seeks to confront and, ultimately, master the voracious appetites inside us all.

Voices from the Skeena - An Illustrated Oral History (Hardcover): Robert Budd Voices from the Skeena - An Illustrated Oral History (Hardcover)
Robert Budd; Illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
R720 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R162 (22%) Out of stock
Beyond Aesthetics - Art and the Technologies of Enchantment (Paperback, First): Christopher Pinney, Nicholas Thomas Beyond Aesthetics - Art and the Technologies of Enchantment (Paperback, First)
Christopher Pinney, Nicholas Thomas
R575 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R46 (8%) Out of stock

The anthropology of art is currently at a crossroads. Although well versed in the meaning of art in small-scale tribal societies, anthropologists are still wrestling with the question of how to interpret art in a complex, post-colonial environment. Alfred Gell recently confronted this problem in his posthumous book Art and Agency. The central thesis of his study was that art objects could be seen, not as bearers of meaning or aesthetic value, but as forms mediating social action. At a stroke, Gell provocatively dismissed many longstanding but tired questions of definition and issues of aesthetic value. His book proposed a novel perspective on the roles of art in political practice and made fresh links between analyses of style, tradition and society.
Offering a new overview of the anthropology of art, this book begins where Gell left off. Presenting wide-ranging critiques of the limits of aesthetic interpretation, the workings of objects in practice, the relations between meaning and efficacy and the politics of postcolonial art, its distinguished contributors both elaborate on and dissent from the controversies of Gell's important text. Subjects covered include music and the internet as well as ethnographic traditions and contemporary indigenous art. Geographically its case studies range from India to Oceania to North America and Europe.

World Art - An Introduction to the Art in Artefacts (Hardcover, New): Ben Burt World Art - An Introduction to the Art in Artefacts (Hardcover, New)
Ben Burt
R3,460 R3,004 Discovery Miles 30 040 Save R456 (13%) Out of stock

What do we mean by 'art'? As a category of objects, the concept belongs to a Western cultural tradition, originally European and now increasingly global, but how useful is it for understanding other traditions? To understand art as a universal human value, we need to look at how the concept was constructed in order to reconstruct it through an understanding of the wider world. Western art values have a pervasive influence upon non-Western cultures and upon Western attitudes to them. This innovative yet accessible new text explores the ways theories of art developed as Western knowledge of the world expanded through exploration and trade, conquest, colonisation and research into other cultures, present and past. It considers the issues arising from the historical relationships which brought diverse artistic traditions together under the influence of Western art values, looking at how art has been used by colonisers and colonised in the causes of collecting and commerce, cultural hegemony and autonomous identities.World Art questions conventional Western assumptions of art from an anthropological perspective which allows comparison between cultures. It treats art as a property of artefacts rather than a category of objects, reclaiming the idea of 'world art' from the 'art world'. This book is essential reading for all students on anthropology of art courses as well as students of museum studies and art history, based on a wide range of case studies and supported by learning features such as annotated further reading and chapter opening summaries.

Beyond Aesthetics - Art and the Technologies of Enchantment (Hardcover): Christopher Pinney, Nicholas Thomas Beyond Aesthetics - Art and the Technologies of Enchantment (Hardcover)
Christopher Pinney, Nicholas Thomas
R3,460 R3,004 Discovery Miles 30 040 Save R456 (13%) Out of stock

The anthropology of art is currently at a crossroads. Although well versed in the meaning of art in small-scale tribal societies, anthropologists are still wrestling with the question of how to interpret art in a complex, post-colonial environment. Alfred Gell recently confronted this problem in his posthumous book Art and Agency. The central thesis of his study was that art objects could be seen, not as bearers of meaning or aesthetic value, but as forms mediating social action. At a stroke, Gell provocatively dismissed many longstanding but tired questions of definition and issues of aesthetic value. His book proposed a novel perspective on the roles of art in political practice and made fresh links between analyses of style, tradition and society.
Offering a new overview of the anthropology of art, this book begins where Gell left off. Presenting wide-ranging critiques of the limits of aesthetic interpretation, the workings of objects in practice, the relations between meaning and efficacy and the politics of postcolonial art, its distinguished contributors both elaborate on and dissent from the controversies of Gell's important text. Subjects covered include music and the internet as well as ethnographic traditions and contemporary indigenous art. Geographically its case studies range from India to Oceania to North America and Europe.

One Way or Another - Asian American Art Now (Paperback): Melissa Chiu, Karin Higa, Susette S. Min One Way or Another - Asian American Art Now (Paperback)
Melissa Chiu, Karin Higa, Susette S. Min
R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Out of stock

Contemporary Asian American artists--with a strong sense of being American and an acute critical consciousness of world matters--grapple with issues of identity in a way that sets them apart from their predecessors. Whereas many Asian American artists of a previous generation directly referred to an Asian sense of self in their works, it can be argued that younger Asian American artists only sometimes make reference to it or omit it entirely.
This creatively designed book focuses on recent works by seventeen Asian American artists born in the late 1960s and 1970s--including Patty Chang, Kaz Oshiro, and Jean Shin--to explore this pivotal generation of artists, the prevalent themes in their art, and the different ways they configure identity in their work. "One Way or Another" features examples of painting, sculpture, and video and installation art--many previously unpublished--and includes essays that discuss the shifting meaning of Asian America over the last decade and address the issues of mixed heritage and the emergence of an evolving Asian American identity in an increasingly globalized society.

Fiery Pool - The Maya and the Mythic Sea (Hardcover): Daniel Finamore, Stephen Houston Fiery Pool - The Maya and the Mythic Sea (Hardcover)
Daniel Finamore, Stephen Houston
R737 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R166 (23%) Out of stock

A revolutionary new interpretation of ancient Maya art and culture Maya art and hieroglyphs constitute one of the world's most fascinating, visually striking, and complex systems of expression. Most scholarly interpretations of Maya art and culture have emphasized that this ancient civilization was oriented toward inland centers and preoccupied with the blood of royal lineage and ritual sacrifice. Drawing on recent archaeological discoveries and developments in deciphering Maya glyphs, this groundbreaking volume presents a revisionist reading that shifts the emphasis of interpretation to the mythic power of the sea as the basis of a larger, deeper cultural narrative and history for the Maya. Surrounded by the sea in all directions, the Maya viewed water as a source of both life and danger. Through the artworks presented-including acknowledged masterpieces and many never before exhibited in the United States-readers will gain a new appreciation for water's influence on Maya cosmology, its role in their interpretation of the supernatural, as well as its impact on Maya cross-cultural contacts, trading practices, and power dynamics. Essays by prominent scholars provide an interdisciplinary context for understanding Maya art as well as new interpretations of traditional iconography and symbolism. Accompanying a monumental exhibition comprising almost 100 artworks ranging from carved stone monuments to delicate jade sculptures, this compelling, richly illustrated publication will fundamentally transform the interpretation of Maya art.

Shapeshifting - Transformations in Native American Art (Hardcover, New): Karen Kramer Russell Shapeshifting - Transformations in Native American Art (Hardcover, New)
Karen Kramer Russell
R784 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R179 (23%) Out of stock

Public perception of Native American art and culture has often been derived from misunderstandings and misinterpretations, and from images promulgated by popular culture. Typically, Native Americans are grouped as a whole and their art and culture considered part of the past rather than widely present. Shapeshifting challenges these assumptions by focusing on the objects as art rather than cultural or anthropological artifacts and on the multivalent creativity of Native American artists. The approach highlights the inventive contemporaneity that existed in all periods and continues today. More than 75 works in a wide range of media and scale are organized into four thematic groups: changing-expanding the imagination; knowing-expressing worldview; locating-exploring identity and place; and voicing-engaging the individual. The result is a paradigm shift in understanding Native American art.

The Gifted Passage - Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text (Hardcover): Stephen Houston The Gifted Passage - Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text (Hardcover)
Stephen Houston
R1,374 Discovery Miles 13 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this thought-provoking book, preeminent scholar Stephen Houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in Classic Maya society, drawing on evidence from art, writing, and material culture. The Gifted Passage establishes that adolescent men in Maya art were the subjects and makers of hieroglyphics, painted ceramics, and murals, in works that helped to shape and reflect masculinity in Maya civilization. The political volatility of the Classic Maya period gave male adolescents valuable status as potential heirs, and many of the most precious surviving ceramics likely celebrated their coming-of-age rituals. The ardent hope was that youths would grow into effective kings and noblemen, capable of leadership in battle and service in royal courts. Aiming to shift mainstream conceptions of the Maya, Houston argues that adolescent men were not simply present in images and texts, but central to both.

Malanggan - Art, Memory and Sacrifice (Paperback): Susanne Kuchler Malanggan - Art, Memory and Sacrifice (Paperback)
Susanne Kuchler
R1,040 Discovery Miles 10 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folkore Award 2003
Malanggan are among the most treasured possessions in the Pacific, yet they continue to confound anthropologists. Central to funerals in New Ireland, these 'death' figures are intended to decompose as symbolic representations of the dead. Wrapped in images that are conceived of as 'skins', they are both visually complex and intriguing. This book is the first to interpret these mysterious agents of resemblance and connection as having a cognitive rather than a linguistic basis.
Found in nearly every ethnographic museum in the world, Malanggan collections have been left virtually untouched. This original study begins by tracing the history of the collections and moves on to consider the role these artefacts play in sacrifice, ritual and exchange. What is the relationship between Malanggan and memory? How can Malanggan be understood as a life force as well as a vehicle for thought? In an analysis of the cognitive aspects of Malanggan, Küchler offers a highly original conceptualization of the centrality of the knot as a mode of being, thinking and binding in the Pacific.
"Malanggan: Art, Memory and Sacrifice "is a groundbreaking study. Based on fifteen years of fieldwork and collection research, it provides an incisive new take on one of the Pacific's classic puzzles, as well as a wealth of new information and resources for anthropologists, collectors and curators alike.

Malanggan - Art, Memory and Sacrifice (Hardcover): Susanne Kuchler Malanggan - Art, Memory and Sacrifice (Hardcover)
Susanne Kuchler
R3,460 R3,004 Discovery Miles 30 040 Save R456 (13%) Out of stock

Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folkore Award 2003Malanggan are among the most treasured possessions in the Pacific, yet they continue to confound anthropologists. Central to funerals in New Ireland, these 'death' figures are intended to decompose as symbolic representations of the dead. Wrapped in images that are conceived of as 'skins', they are both visually complex and intriguing. This book is the first to interpret these mysterious agents of resemblance and connection as having a cognitive rather than a linguistic basis.Found in nearly every ethnographic museum in the world, Malanggan collections have been left virtually untouched. This original study begins by tracing the history of the collections and moves on to consider the role these artefacts play in sacrifice, ritual and exchange. What is the relationship between Malanggan and memory? How can Malanggan be understood as a life force as well as a vehicle for thought? In an analysis of the cognitive aspects of Malanggan, Kuchler offers a highly original conceptualization of the centrality of the knot as a mode of being, thinking and binding in the Pacific."Malanggan: Art, Memory and Sacrifice "is a groundbreaking study. Based on fifteen years of fieldwork and collection research, it provides an incisive new take on one of the Pacific's classic puzzles, as well as a wealth of new information and resources for anthropologists, collectors and curators alike.

Native Arts Of North America, Africa, And The South Pacific - An Introduction (Paperback, 1st ed): George A. Corbin Native Arts Of North America, Africa, And The South Pacific - An Introduction (Paperback, 1st ed)
George A. Corbin
R1,110 R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Save R122 (11%) Out of stock

This introduction to the art of tribal peoples of North America, Africa, and the South Pacific does not briefly cover the hundreds of artistic traditions in these three vast areas but rather studies in depth thirty-six art styles within all three areas using the methods of art history, including stylistic analysis and iconographic interpretation. Emphasis is on the art in cultural context and as a system of visual communication within each tribal area. Where appropriate for a more complete understanding of the art, data from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, religion, and other humanistic disciplines are included.Among the peoples and cultures whose art is studied are the Haida, Kwakiutl, and Tlingit; the Hohokam and Mongollon, the Anasazi and Hopi; the Dogon and Bamana of Mali; the Asante of Ghana; the Benin, Yoruba, and Ibo of Nigeria; the Fan, the Bamum, and the Kuba of Central Africa; Australian aboriginal and Island New Guinea art; Island Melanesia art; central and eastern Polynesia; Hawaii and the Maori in Marginal Polynesia.The format of the text and selected illustrations is based on seventeen years of teaching African, North American Indian, and South Pacific art to undergraduate and graduate students at Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY), New York University, and Columbia University. The book is intended for art history and anthropology students and the interested lay reader or collector. The detailed notes at the end of the book are for further study, research, and understanding of the tribal art style under discussion.

Africa - Arts and Culture (Paperback): John Mack Africa - Arts and Culture (Paperback)
John Mack
R460 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R92 (20%) Out of stock

The collections of the British Museum provide an exceptional resource for exploring both African antiquity and its contemporary arts and cultures. This book looks at the continent as a whole. It describes through a series of essays the history and arts of particular regions and the sources of the collections now in the Museum. Each section will be well-illustrated with a mix of archival and contemporary field photographs, and will also integrate illustrations of up to 50 important individual objects from this world-famous collection. The objects will have a commentary on their significance by leading figures in the field of African studies, many of them native to the areas from which the objects derive. The book brings to bear a mix of Western and African scholarship in an innovative collaboration to reassess one of the great African collections.

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