Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia

Editore: OUP Oxford Data di rilascio: 2008-03-27

Descrizione

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface. Comprising thousands of islands and hundreds of cultural groups, Polynesia and Micronesia cover a large part of this vast ocean, from the dramatic mountains of Hawaii to the small, flat coral islands of Kiribati. Including both traditional and contemporary arts, this book introduces the rich artistic traditions of these two regions, traditions that have had a considerable impact on western art in thetwentieth century through the influence of artists such as Gauguin. Instead of looking at Polynesia and Micronesia separately, the book focuses on the artistic types, styles, and concepts that they share, placing each in its wider cultural context. From the textiles of Tonga to the canoes of Tahiti, Adrienne Kaeppler looks at religious and sacred rituals and objects, carving, architecture, tattooing, personal ornaments, basket-making, clothing, textiles, fashion, the oral arts, dance, music and musical instruments - even canoe-construction - to provide theultimate introduction to the rich and vibrant artistic cultures of the Polynesian and Micronesian islands.

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Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Australasia, Oceania & other land areas

Raccolta: OUP Oxford

Genere: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9780191539992

Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Australasia, Oceania & other land areas

Raccolta: OUP Oxford

Genere: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9780191539992

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