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Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas : Selected Readings

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

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

ISBN13: 9780137562305

ISBN10: 0137562306

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas : Selected Readings by Janet C. Berlo - ISBN 9780137562305
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas : Selected Readings by Janet C. Berlo - ISBN 9780137562305

ISBN13: 9780137562305

ISBN10: 0137562306

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93

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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, and 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. AESTHETIC SYSTEMS: Knowledge, Beauty, and Power.

1. Arnold Rubin, Accumulation: Power and Display in
African Sculpture.
2. Robert F. Thompson, An Aesthetic of the Cool.
3. Adrienne L. Kaeppler,Melody, Drone, and Decoration: Underlying Structures and Surface Manifestations in Tongan Art and Society.
4. Barbara Tedlock,The Beautiful and the Dangerous: Zuni Ritual and Cosmology as an Aesthetic System.


5. Susan Vogel,The Buli Master, and Other Hands.
6. Adrian A. Gerbands, Talania and Nake, Master Carver and Apprentice: Two Woodcarvers from the Kilenge.
7. Bill Holm,Will the Real Charles Edensaw Please Stand Up?: The Problem of Attribution in Northwest Coast Indian Art.


8. Warren d'Azevedo, Mask Makers and Myth in Western Liberia.
9. Monnie Adams,Kuba Embroidered Cloth.
10. Paula Girshick Ben-Amos, Humans and Animals in Benin Art.
11. Tom Cummins, Kinshape: The Design of Hawaiian
Feather Cloak.
12. Stanley Walens,The Weight of My Name Is a Mountain of Blankets: Potlatch Ceremonies.

IV. PASSAGES: Arts of Festival, Ritual, and Initiation.

13. Herbert M. Cole,The Art of Festival in Ghana.
14. Anita J. Glaze, Woman Power and Art in Senufo
15. Ruth B. Phillips, Masking in Mende Sande Society
Initiation Rituals.
16. Howard Morphy,On Representing Ancestral Beings.
17. Barbara L. Moulard, Form, Function, and Interpretation of Mimbres Ceramic Hemispheric Vessels.

V. SHELTER AS SYMBOL: Uses and Meanings of Architectural

18. Suzanne Preston Blier, The Dance of Death: Notes on the Architecture and Staging of Tamberma Funeral Performances.
l9. Jerome Feldman, Dutch Galleons and South Nias
20. Amos Rapoport, The Pueblo and the Hogan: A
Cross-Cultural Comparison of Two Response to an


21. John Nunley,Purity and Pollution in Freetown Masked Performances.
22. J. C. H. King,Tradition in Native American Art.
23. Marsha Clift Bol, Lakota Beaded Costumes of the Early Reservation Era.
24. Edwin L. Wade,Straddling the Cultural Fence: The
Conflict for Ethnic Artists within Pueblo Societies.