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Published by University of Hawaii Press in Honolulu .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Oceania

Subjects:

  • Art -- Oceania -- Congresses,
  • Art and society -- Oceania -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Allan Hanson and Louise Hanson.
ContributionsHanson, F. Allan, 1939-, Hanson, Louise, 1940-, Pacific Arts Association (1974- ), International Symposium on the Arts of Oceania (3rd : 1984 : New York, N.Y.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN7399.7 .A78 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 315 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1873015M
ISBN 100824813049
LC Control Number90032710

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  " A brilliant and highly original achievement. Nuanced, multi-disciplinary, and fully collaborative in authorship and spirit. Incorporating both the most recent scholarly research and contemporary art forms, this book will undoubtedly stand as the definitive introduction and reference work on the rich and diverse arts of Pacific peoples for many years to come."--Ruth B. Phillips, /5(5). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Art and Identity in Oceania (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!   This massive volume attempts to provide an up-to-date comprehensive survey of the art of oceania, and is impressively successful. Some of the pieces shown are well known, others seldom seen. The photographs, and the objects shown, are excellent and useful, but it is the detailed synthetic text, well referenced to the broader literature, that /5.   1. Introduction * 2. Art in Early Oceania * 3. New Guinea * 4. Island Melanesia, * 5. Eastern and Northern Oceania, * 6. Art, War and the End of Empire, * 7. Art in Oceania Now, * 8. Epilogue show more.

" A brilliant and highly original achievement. Nuanced, multi-disciplinary, and fully collaborative in authorship and spirit. Incorporating both the most recent scholarly research and contemporary art forms, this book will undoubtedly stand as the definitive introduction and reference work on the rich and diverse arts of Pacific peoples for many years to come."--Ruth B. Phillips, Canada.   In this collection of essays, Nicholas Thomas, a leading theorist of historical anthropology, explores the historicization of cultural encounters in the region referred to as Oceania. Basing his claims on wide-ranging historical and ethnographic research and building on his celebrated studies of exchange and colonialism in the Pacific, Thomas describes how outsiders and/5(8). Oceanic art or Oceanian art comprises the creative works made by the native people of the Pacific Islands and Australia, including areas as far apart as Hawaii and Easter ically it comprises the works of the two groups of people who settled the area, though during two different periods. They would in time however, come to interact and together reach even more remote islands.   (Archaeology In Oceania, 2 October ) “Overall, this is a fine compendium, and all rock art researchers will need to read it. Aimed at a sophisticated audience. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 June ).

In his book Oceanic Art, Nicholas Thomas goes beyond the eye's view of the artwork produced from Oceania, giving the reader the background information and reasons why the distinct works of art were created. Thomas goes through each culture, giving and explaining examples to match the history of each respective culture. Artists often address their multiple, intersecting identities in a work of art. Identity is the way we perceive and express ourselves. Factors and conditions that an individual is born with—such as ethnic heritage, sex, or one’s body—often play a role in defining one’s identity. However, many aspects of a person’s identity change. Oceanic art and architecture, the visual art and architecture of native Oceania, including media such as sculpture, pottery, rock art, basketry, masks, painting, and personal these cultures, art and architecture have often been closely connected—for example, storehouses and meetinghouses are often decorated with elaborate carvings—and so they are presented together in this. Arts in Culture Art is about ideas and representing them into visible perceptions and concepts. These ideas come from the heart and mind of the individual artist, putting all the talent they have into the artwork. In a way, that makes everyone that can specialize in a certain activity and create their expressions an artist.