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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1995-05-17
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD

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Lavishly illustrated analysis and guide discusses the significance of art for the people of the Pacific Islands. Examines the art forms and practices of particular regions, for example, Maori ancestral carvings, and rituals of exchange and warfare in the Solomon Islands. Discusses topics such as maternal symbolism and male cults, and also provides a chapter on narrative art and tourism. Includes a bibliography, references and an index.. The author is a senior research fellow at the ANU.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Revelations: Sepik Artp. 37
Ancestors and Architecture: Maori Artp. 59
The Art of Warp. 79
The Art of the Bodyp. 99
Maternal Symbolism and Male Cultsp. 115
Barkcloth, Exchange and Sanctityp. 131
Feathers, Divinity and Chiefly Powerp. 151
Narrative Art and Tourismp. 165
National Independence, Indigenous Minorities and Migrantsp. 184
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
Bibliographyp. 209
List of Illustrationsp. 211
Indexp. 215
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