Art of the Pacific /Series: Everyman art libraryPublisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1998Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cmISBN:
- N7399.7 .D36 1998b
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|Book||Whitecliffe Library NZ & Pacific||NZ & Pacific||NZ&P N 7410 DAL (Browse shelf(Opens below))||1||Available||0005411|
American ed. published as: Arts of the Pacific Islands.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170) and index.
The power of Pacific art -- Where ornaments are bright -- The path of peace -- Where sharks walk on land -- The path of the house -- Tradition and power in contemporary Pacific art.
This book provides a compelling interpretation of the art of the Pacific Islands from prehistoric times to the present day. D'Alleva combines the methodologies of art history, anthropology, history and gender studies, to explore her central premise that Pacific arts must be understood not in social context, but as social context.