The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia (Oxford History by Adrienne L. Kaeppler

By Adrienne L. Kaeppler

Comprising millions of islands and 1000s of cultural teams, Polynesia and Micronesia disguise a wide a part of the massive Pacific Ocean, from the dramatic mountains of Hawaii to the small, flat coral islands of Kiribati. The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia deals an outstanding advent to the wealthy creative traditions of those areas, traditions that experience had a substantial effect on sleek western paintings in the course of the impression of artists resembling Gauguin. After an advent to Polynesian and Micronesian artwork individually, the booklet makes a speciality of the creative varieties, kinds, and ideas shared by means of the 2 island teams, thereby putting every one in its wider cultural context. From the textiles of Tonga to the canoes of Tahiti, Adrienne Kaeppler sheds mild on spiritual and sacred rituals and items, carving, structure, tattooing, own embellishes, basket-making, garments, textiles, type, the oral arts, dance, track and musical instruments--even canoe-construction--to give you the final advent to those wealthy and colourful cultures. every one bankruptcy starts with a quote from an indigenous individual from one of many island components coated within the e-book and contours either historical and modern artistic endeavors. A timeline for migration into the Pacific contains the newest details from archaeology, in addition to the inflow of explorers and missionaries and significant exhibitions and different creative occasions. With multiple hundred illustrations--most in complete color--this quantity deals a stimulating and insightful account of 2 dynamic inventive cultures.

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