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Adorning the world : art of the Marquesas Islands

Author: Eric Kjellgren; Carol S Ivory; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, (c)2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The imagery of Marquesan art is testament to the myriad beings and creatures who inhabited the Marquesan universe - gods, ancestors, humans, lizards, turtles, fish - and to the islands' complex social and political organization. These art forms are explored in the present volume, published in conjunction with the exhibition "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands," held at The Metropolitan Museum of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Kjellgren; Carol S Ivory; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 1588391469 9781588391469 0300107129 9780300107128
OCLC Number: 57434092
Language Note: Includes text in Marquesan.
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 10, 2005-Jan. 15, 2006.
Description: xi, 128 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm
Contents: Director's Foreword --
Philippe de Montebello --
Sponsor's Statement --
Statement from the President of the Marquesan Cultural Federation --
Georges Toti Te'ikiehu'upoko --
Acknowledgments --
Lenders to the Exhibition --
Map of the Marquesas Islands --
Adorning the World --
Eric Kjellgren --
Art and Aesthetics in the Marquesas Islands --
Carol S. Ivory --
Catalogue --
References Cited --
Glossary of Marquesan Terms --
Index --
Photograph Credits.
Responsibility: Eric Kjellgren with Carol S. Ivory.
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"The imagery of Marquesan art is testament to the myriad beings and creatures who inhabited the Marquesan universe - gods, ancestors, humans, lizards, turtles, fish - and to the islands' complex social and political organization. These art forms are explored in the present volume, published in conjunction with the exhibition "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands," held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art."--Jacket.

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