Art in Oceania
The arts of Oceania are astonishing: great statues, daunting tattoos, dynamic carving, dazzling woven and painted fabrics, intricately carved weapons, and a bewildering variety of ornaments, ritual objects, and utilitarian but beautiful things. This landmark book breaks new ground by setting the artMore »
The arts of Oceania are astonishing: great statues, daunting tattoos, dynamic carving, dazzling woven and painted fabrics, intricately carved weapons, and a bewildering variety of ornaments, ritual objects, and utilitarian but beautiful things. This landmark book breaks new ground by setting the art of Oceania in its full historical context and capturing an up-to-date understanding of the field. From archaeological findings of prehistoric art to the impact of pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial historical processes, it explores influences such as migration, trade, missionaries, pacification, tourism, nationalism and contemporary market factors, offering abundant new interpretations and addressing significant gaps in other publications. Factors that have been largely neglected until now, including the role of museums, the significance of colonial photography, indigenous modernisms and contemporary Pacific art, are covered alongside the familiar canon. This beautifully illustrated volume will appeal to general readers interested in world art, collectors, university students, scholars and museum professionals in the field.« Less
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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
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