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Exploring the visual art of Oceania : Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia

Author: Sidney M Mead
Publisher: Honolulu : University Press of Hawaii, ©1979.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Exploring the visual art of Oceania.
Honolulu : University Press of Hawaii, ©1979
(OCoLC)647079874
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney M Mead
ISBN: 0824805984 9780824805982
OCLC Number: 4933041
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 455 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Early Lapita art from Polynesia and Island Melanesia: continuities in ceramic, bark-cloth and tattoo decorations / Roger C. Green --
Prehistoric and recent art styles in Papua New Guinea / Douglas Newton --
Rock art in the western Pacific / Jim Specht --
Archaeology of Australian aboriginal art / Lesley Maynard --
Art of Irian Jaya: a survey / Adrian A. Gerbrands --
Art of the peoples of Western New Britain and their neighbours / Philip J. C. Dark --
Art of the baining: New Britain / George A. Corbin --
Survey of Polynesian art / Adrienne L. Kaeppler --
Equivocal nature of a masking tradition in Polynesia / Jehanne H. Teilhet --
On the origin and diversity of 'Tahitian' Janiform Fly Whisks / Roger G. Rose --
Changing attitudes to the study of Maori carving / Peter Gathercole --
Admiralty Island 'Ancestor' figures? / Mino Badner --
Aspects of style and symbolism in the art of the Solomon Islands / Deborah B. Waite --
Style provinces and trading areas in North and Northeast New Guinea / Tibor Bodrogi --
Problem of meaning in art / Anthony Forge --
Aesthetics of the Aika / Erik Schwimmer --
Artmanship in the Star Harbour region / Sidney M. Mead --
Art and artists in the context of Kwoma society / Christian Kaufmann --
Adam Smith in the garden: supply, demand, and art production in New Britain / David R. Counts --
Where does art begin on Puluwat? / Peter W. Steager --
New directions in contemporary arts / Nelson H. H. Graburn --
Traditional handicraft in a changing society: manufacture and function of stenciled tapa on Moce Island / Simon Kooijman --
Art in changing New Ireland / Phillip Lewis --
Establishing museums in developing countries: the case of Papua New Guinea / Dirk Smidt --
Toward the scientific study of art in Melanesia / Jean Guiart --
Conclusion: themes in the study of Oceanic art / Roy L. Carlson.
Responsibility: edited by Sidney M. Mead ; assisted by Isabelle Brymer and Susan Martich.

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