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Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas : Selected Readings - 93 edition

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas : Selected Readings (ISBN10: 0137562306; ISBN13: 9780137562305)
ISBN13: 978-0137562305
ISBN10: 0137562306

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 less

Edition/Copyright: 93
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 07/16/1992
International: No

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viii, 392 pp., illus., biblios., index; 23 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. CONTENTS: Pt. 1. Aesthetic systems: knowledge, beauty, and power, by Janet Catherine Berlo. Accumulation: power ...show more and display in African sculpture, by Arnold Rubin; An aesthetic of the cool, by Robert Farris Thompson; Melody, drone and decoration: underlying structures and surface manifestations in Tongan art and society, by Adrienne L. Kaeppler; The beautiful and the dangerous: Zuni ritual and cosmology as an aesthetic system, by Barbara Tedlock; Pt. 2. The artist as individual, by Janet Catherine Berlo. The Buli Master, and other hands, by Susan Mullin Vogel; Talania and Nake, master carver and apprentice: two woodcarvers from the Kilenge (Western New Britain), by Adrian A. Gerbrands; Will the real Charles Edensaw please stand up?: the problem of attribution in Northwest Coast Indian art, by Bill Holm; Pt. 3. Art and social structure, by Lee Anne Wilson. Mask makers and myth in western Liberia, by Warren L. d'Azevedo; Kuba embroidered cloth, by Monni Adams; Humans and animals in Benin art, by Paula Girshick Ben-Amos; Kinshape: the design of the Hawaiian feather cloak, by Tom Cummins; The weight of my name is a mountain of blankets: potlatch ceremonies, by Stanley Walens; Pt. 4. Passages: arts of festival, ritual, and initiation, by Lee Anne Wilson. The art of festival in Ghana, by Herbert M. Cole; Woman power and art in a Senufo village, by Anita J. Glaze; Masking in Mende Sande society initiation rituals, by Ruth B. Phillips; On representing ancestral beings, by Howard Morphy; Form, function and interpretation of Mimbres ceramic hemispheric vessels, by Barbara L. Moulard; Pt. 5. Shelter as symbol: uses and meanings of architectural space, by Lee Anne Wilson. The dance of death: notes on the architecture and staging of Tamberma funeral performances, by Suzanne Preston Blier; Dutch galleons and South Nias palaces, by Jerome A. Feldman; The pueblo and the hogan: a cross-cultural comparison to two responses to an environment, by ...show less
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