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Scoditti, Giancarlo M. G.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 110 publications in 4 languages and 924 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about Giancarlo M. G Scoditti
 
Most widely held works by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti
Kitawa : a linguistic and aesthetic analysis of visual art in Melanesia by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and German and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trobriands : OL06( )

in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trobriand Islanders are indigenous people living on four islands in the northeastern part of Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province: Kiriwina, Kaileuna, Kitava, and Vakuta. There are 56 documents in this collection with two time foci, ca. 1915 when the islands, especially Kiriwina, were studied by Bronislaw Malinowski and ca. 1970-1990 when Kiriwina was studied by Annette Weiner. Data on the other islands and works by other authors are also included
Kitawa oral poetry : an example from Melanesia by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitawa : the thinking hand and the making mind by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketching and carving both visualize and memorize a given image, but within Nowau culture the manner in which this is achieved in a canoe prowboard is entirely different than in a conventional drawing. When studying the impressive ceremonial canoes of Kitawa, in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea, G.M.G. Scoditti became struck by the absolute predominance of the artist's mind in the process of creating images: all its stages, its uncertainties and experimentation, must unfold within its silent, rarefied space. Only once fully formed can the image be revealed to the village in material form. Reflecting on the absence of orthographic writing within Nowau culture, and finding parallels with poetic and musical composition, Scoditti gained further insight into the Nowau processes of creation through the critiques the Kitawan carvers made of his own fieldwork sketchbooks. Spurred on by their curiosity, the anthropologist handed over his art materials to the master carvers to make their own drawings on paper or cardboard. Traditional pigments used on the polychrome canoe prowboards were added to the unfamiliar media of watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencils and ballpoint pen. Three-dimensional ornamentation became two-dimensional as images of self-decoration and huts were added to those of prowboards. This exercise was all the more fascinating given the prohibition of drawing on the surface of the wood before carving. On return to Italy, further graphic dialogues unfolded when an architect and an artist from the tradition of Italian Abstraction responded with their own intriguingly different interpretations of the canoe prowboard and its relationship to the Nautilus shell. All these drawings are brought together in this book, along with Scoditti's own sketches from fieldwork and ethnographic collections in Newcastle upon Tyne and Rome. '
Notes on the cognitive texture of an oral mind : Kitawa, a Melanesian culture by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book marks the culmination of Giancarlo M.G. Scoditti's renowned series of publications on the cultural production of the northern Massim island of Kitawa, Papua New Guinea. It explores how the Nowau 'creators of images' conceive of the way their artistic compositions come about - sketching Kitawan cognitive philosophy and aesthetic practice. Describing how for them images grow like the loops of the Nautilus shell - one of nature's prominant demonstrations of the logarithmic spiral and the golden section - Scoditti's analysis of Kitawan cognitive and artistic principles resonates with Lévi-Strauss's work on myth and Kant's notion of the mental schema, and makes a ground-breaking contribution to our understanding of the 'oral mind'
Huma Bhabha : players by Huma Bhabha( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeologia del mito : emozione e ragione fra primitivi e moderni by Andrea Carandini( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trobriands : OL06( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trobriand Islanders are indigenous people living on four islands in the northeastern part of Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province: Kiriwina, Kaileuna, Kitava, and Vakuta. There are 56 documents in this collection with two time foci, ca. 1915 when the islands, especially Kiriwina, were studied by Bronislaw Malinowski and ca. 1970-1990 when Kiriwina was studied by Annette Weiner. Data on the other islands and works by other authors are also included
La memoria dell'isola by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitawa : il suono e il colore della memoria by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture orali : l'esempio dell'isola di Kitava by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black & white : il problema della "forma" : dall'arte tribale a Picasso by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitawa : iconografia e semantica in una società melanesiana by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La flagellazione del primitivo : il problema della forma dall'arte tribale a Picasso by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonauti del Pacifico occidentale : riti magici e vita quotidiana nella società primitiva by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricercari Nowau : una forma di oralità poetica in Melanesia by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonauti del Pacifico by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitawa : conversazioni sull'arte : estetica e tecnica di una scuola di incisori melanesiani by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte e società primitive( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woodcarvers of Kitawa and their canoes : a linguistic and aesthetic analysis of visual art in Melanesia by Giancarlo M. G Scoditti( )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Giancarlo G. Scoditti Italiaans universitair docent (1939-)

Scoditti , Giancarlo G. M.

Scoditti, Giancarlo G. M. 1939-

Scoditti , Giancarlo M. G.

Scoditti, Giancarlo M. G. 1939-

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