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Art and life in Polynesia

Author: Terence Barrow
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1972.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barrow, Terence, 1923-
Art and life in Polynesia.
Wellington, A.H. & A.W. Reed [1972]
(OCoLC)647079897
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Barrow
ISBN: 0589006495 9780589006495
OCLC Number: 570707
Description: 191 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., maps, ports. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Western discovery of Polynesia --
Culture areas and geographic boundaries --
Geographical classification of islands --
Polynesian origins --
Racial origins, physical and mental qualities --
Chronology of settlement --
Animals, plants and origins --
Canoes, seafaring, and finding islands --
Social structure --
Daily life in Polynesia --
Houses and furniture --
Exchange of goods --
Food supplies --
Seasons and celebrations --
Drink and kava --
Personal ornament and tattoo --
Environment and art --
Polynesian religion --
Temples and shrines --
Mana and taboo --
Death and burial --
Warfare and cannibalism --
Head cults --
totems and metemsychosis --
Animal and fabulous symbols --
Symbols of the gods and of social rank --
Anthropomorphic images --
Sexual symbolism --
Aesthetic values and function --
Regional achievements and local styles --
Surface patterns and the spiral --
Role of the craftsman --
Tools and stonework --
Raw materials --
Iron: efflorescence and decadence --
Relationship and origins in art. Part 2. Art areas of Polynesia. Tonga --
Samoa --
Fiji --
Marquesas --
Society --
Austral --
Gambier --
Cook --
Easter --
Hawaii --
New Zealand --
Chatham.
Responsibility: T. Barrow.

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