Art in Oceania

A New History
(Book - 2012)
Art in Oceania

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Masks and figural sculptures are the most familiar examples of the visual culture of Oceania, yet they provide only a glimpse of the fascinating art of this diverse region. Artisans of the Pacific Islands and Australia have produced objects ranging from stained and beaten fabric, rock engravings, and woven containers to tattooed and painted bodies, drawings on sand and paper, and contemporary installation art. This survey looks at the full range of objects created over several millennia, spanning the settlement of Oceania in the prehistoric period to the present day. Lavishly illustrated and encyclopedic in scope, this landmark book places the art of Oceania in its comprehensive and often complex historical context. Essays by leading scholars offer a fresh approach to archaeological findings; the impacts of migration, trade, warfare, and colonization; the influence of materials, ritual, dance, and religion; and the roles of photography, tourism, nationalism, and popular culture. Featuring a rich selection of previously unpublished materials and accompanied by commentary from contemporary practitioners, Art in Oceania: A New History is essential reading, offering an important reinterpretation of existing scholarship, and a dynamic introduction to Oceanic artistic traditions in the 21st century.
Title: Art in Oceania
a new history
Publisher: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2012]
Characteristics: 536 pages :,color illustrations, color maps ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Brunt [and six others] ; edited by Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas ; assisted by Stella Ramage
Contents: Art in early Oceania. Aesthetic traces : the settlement of Western Oceania / Lissant Bolton ; After Lapita : voyaging and monumental architecture c. 900 BC-c. AD 1700 / Deidre Brown and Peter Brunt
New Guinea 1700-1940. Art, trade and exchange : New Guinea 1700-1900 / Nicholas Thomas, Susanne Küchler and Lissant Bolton ; Art, war and pacification : New Guinea 1840-1940 / Nicholas Thomas and Susanne Küchler ; Cosmologies and collections : New Guinea 1840-1940 / Nicholas Thomas
Island Melanesia 1700-1940. Place, warfare and trade 1700-1840 / Lissant Bolton ; Incursions : loss, continuity and adaptation 1840-1900 / Lissant Bolton ; Transformations 1890-1940 / Lissant Bolton
Eastern and northern Oceania 1700-1940. Political transformations : art and power 1700-1800 / Deidre Brown ; European incursions 1765-1880 / Nicholas Thomas ; Colonial styles : architecture and indigenous modernity / Deidre Brown
Art, war and the end of empire 1940-89. War and visual culture 1939-45 / Sean Mallon ; Decolonization, independence and cultural revival 1945-89 / Peter Brunt ; Tourist art and its markets 1945-89 / Sean Mallon
Art in Oceania now 1989-2012. Contemporary Pacific art and its globalization / Peter Brunt ; Urban art and popular culture / Sean Mallon ; Continuity and change in customary arts / Damian Skinner and Lissant Bolton
ISBN: 9780300190281
Branch Call Number: 709.95 A7845 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 510-526) and index
Subject Headings: Art Oceania
Topical Term: Art
LCCN: 2012026213
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