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The Resource Oceanic art, Nicholas Thomas

Oceanic art, Nicholas Thomas

Label
Oceanic art
Title
Oceanic art
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The dazzling colours and patterns of the art of the Pacific Islands have long entranced Western audiences, not least artists such as Gauguin and Picasso. The tendency has been to regard Oceanic art as 'primitive', mysterious and shrouded in taboo, but Nicholas Thomas, in looking at and beyond the familiar, stunning surfaces of masks and shields, carved canoe prows and feathered gods, discovers the significance of such objects, past and present, for the peoples of the Pacific. In this revised edition with a completely new chapter on globalisation and contemporary art, he shows how each region is characterised by certain art forms and practices - among them Maori ancestral carvings, rituals of exchange and warfare in the Solomon Islands, the production of barkcloth by women in Polynesia - while also being shaped by influences from within the Pacific and beyond
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Nicholas
Dewey number
  • 709.9'5
  • 709.9'5
  • 709.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
World of art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Pacific Island
  • Art and Design
Label
Oceanic art, Nicholas Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500204405
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780500204405
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Oceanic art, Nicholas Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500204405
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780500204405
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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