Comprising millions of islands and hundreds of thousands of cultural teams, Polynesia and Micronesia hide a wide a part of the mammoth Pacific Ocean, from the dramatic mountains of Hawaii to the small, flat coral islands of Kiribati. The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia bargains an exceptional advent to the wealthy creative traditions of those areas, traditions that experience had a substantial effect on glossy western paintings throughout the effect of artists resembling Gauguin. After an advent to Polynesian and Micronesian paintings individually, the e-book makes a speciality of the creative varieties, kinds, and ideas shared by means of the 2 island teams, thereby putting each one in its wider cultural context. From the textiles of Tonga to the canoes of Tahiti, Adrienne Kaeppler sheds mild on spiritual and sacred rituals and items, carving, structure, tattooing, own embellishes, basket-making, garments, textiles, type, the oral arts, dance, song and musical instruments--even canoe-construction--to give you the final creation to those wealthy and colourful cultures. every one bankruptcy starts off with a quote from an indigenous individual from one of many island components coated within the ebook and lines either ancient and modern artistic endeavors. A timeline for migration into the Pacific comprises the newest details from archaeology, in addition to the inflow of explorers and missionaries and demanding exhibitions and different inventive occasions. With a couple of hundred illustrations--most in complete color--this quantity bargains a stimulating and insightful account of 2 dynamic inventive cultures.
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