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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. I was impressed by the thoroughness of Thomas, not only showing ancient artwork, but photos from Oceania today, as the respective cultures are being preserved. His analysis of the artwork was very well done as he not only explains the artwork, but gives the reader a sense of the culture also. Having studied art, I was impressed with all the examples and pictures in the book, then relating art with history. I would highly suggest this insightful book. Amazon Reviewer from Hawaii, 2000

Oceanic Art Oceanic Art
(World of Art)
by Nicholas Thomas
Paperback  (1995)
Oceanic Art
by Anthony Meyer, Olaf Wipperfurth
Hardcover  (1999)

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Affinities of Form: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from the Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection Affinities of Form:
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from the Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection

by Diane Pelrine, Michael Cavanagh, Kevin Montague
Hardcover  (1996)
Arts of the Pacific Islands Arts of the Pacific Islands
(Perspectives (Harry N Abrams, Inc))
by Anne D'Alleva
Paperback  (1998)

To the Westerner what culture seems more mysterious or exotic than Tahiti or Fiji? Yet, most of us know little about the arts and cultures of these islands. Mingling a deep appreciation for the beauty and variety of arts -- sculpture, paintings, textiles, dance, jewelry, and architecture -- found in these faraway islands with detailed knowledge of their traditions and meaning, Anne D'Alleva opens to us a beautiful world vibrantly alive.

Arts of the South Seas:
Island Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia

by Douglas Newton, Musee Barbier-Muller
Hardcover  (1999)
Asmat Art:
Woodcarvings of Southwest New Guinea
by Dirk Smidt
Paperback (1999)


Hardcover  (1993)
The Traffic in Culture: Refiguring Art and Anthropology The Traffic in Culture:
Refiguring Art and Anthropology
by George Marcus, Fred Myers
Paperback  (1995)

"The Traffic in Culture takes us along exciting new avenues in the investigation of art and society, global encounter, and the marketing of culture. These essays will become required reading to scholars in fields as diverse as art history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies." (Suzanne Preston Blier, Harvard University)

Living With Decorative Textiles:
Tribal Art from Africa, Asia and the Americas

by Nicholas Barnard, James Merrell
Paperback  (1995)

The Death of Authentic Primitive Art and Other Tales of Progress
by Shelly Errington
Hardcover  (1998)

Anthropologist Shelly Errington argues that Primitive Art, invented as a new type of art object at the beginning of the 20th century, has died. Errington's dissection of discourses about progress and primitivism is a lively introduction to anthropological studies of art institutions and a dramatic contribution to the growing field of cultural studies.

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