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Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas : selected readings

Author: Janet Catherine Berlo; Lee Anne Wilson
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1993.
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"This book presents some notable essays on the wide-ranging arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas that the editors have found useful for teaching an undergraduate course on this subject."--Preface pg. vii.
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Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1993
(OCoLC)606486821
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Catherine Berlo; Lee Anne Wilson
ISBN: 0137562306 9780137562305
OCLC Number: 25025842
Description: viii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Aesthetic systems : knowledge, beauty, and power / Janet Catherine Berlo. Accumulation : power and display in African sculpture / Arnold Rubin --
An aesthetic of the cool / Robert Farris Thompson --
Melody, drone and decoration : underlying structures and surface manifestations in Tongan art and society / Adrienne L. Kaeppler --
The beautiful and the dangerous : Zuni ritual and cosmology as an aesthetic system / Barbara Tedlock --
pt. 2. The artist as individual / Janet Catherine Berlo. The Buli Master, and other hands / Susan Mullin Vogel --
Talania and Nake, master carver and apprentice : two woodcarvers from the Kilenge (Western New Britain) / Adrian A. Gerbrands --
Will the real Charles Edensaw please stand up? : the problem of attribution in Northwest Coast Indian art / Bill Holm --
pt. 3. Art and social structure / Lee Anne Wilson. Mask makers and myth in western Liberia / Warren L. d'Azevedo --
Kuba embroidered cloth / Monni Adams --
Humans and animals in Benin art / Paula Girshick Ben-Amos --
Kinshape : the design of the Hawaiian feather cloak / Tom Cummins --
The weight of my name is a mountain of blankets : potlatch ceremonies / Stanley Walens --
pt. 4. Passages : arts of festival, ritual, and initiation / Lee Anne Wilson. The art of festival in Ghana / Herbert M. Cole --
Woman power and art in a Senufo village / Anita J. Glaze --
Masking in Mende Sande society initiation rituals / Ruth B. Phillips --
On representing ancestral beings / Howard Morphy --
Form, function and interpretation of Mimbres ceramic hemispheric vessels / Barbara L. Moulard --
pt. 5. Shelter as symbol : uses and meanings of architectural space / Lee Anne Wilson. The dance of death : notes on the architecture and staging of Tamberma funeral performances / Suzanne Preston Blier --
Dutch galleons and South Nias palaces / Jerome A. Feldman --
The pueblo and the hogan : a cross-cultural comparison to two responses to an environment / Amos Rapoport --
pt. 6. Continuity and change in Fourth World arts / Janet Catherine Berlo. Purity and pollution in Freetown masked performance / John Nunley --
Tradition in Native American art / J.C.H. King --
Lakota beaded costumes of the early reservation era / Marsha Clift Bol --
Straddling the cultural fence : the conflict for ethnic artists within Pueblo societies / Edwin L. Wade.
Responsibility: edited with critical introductory essays by Janet Catherine Berlo, Lee Anne Wilson.

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"This book presents some notable essays on the wide-ranging arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas that the editors have found useful for teaching an undergraduate course on this subject."--Preface pg. vii.

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