Summary: This collection of 24 recent, in-depth articles by noted international, ethnographic art historians and anthropologists is divided into six topical sections--Aesthetic Systems, The Artist as Individual, Art and Social Structure, Passages, Shelter as Symbol, and Continuity and Change in Fourth World Arts-- each with its own introductory essay. The authors careful editing provides a well-balanced selection of artistic traditions from sub-Saharan Africa, the South Pacific, ...show moreand the Native New World that covers a full spectrum of media from historical tradition to contemporary performance arts. Each article is profusely illustrated, often with original field photographs and/or museum objects. Each introductory essay includes a supplemental bibliography of related current readings. The coverage focuses on artistic traditions of bothwomen and men. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 93
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