ISBN-10:
0137562306
ISBN-13:
9780137562305
Pub. Date:
07/16/1992
Publisher:
Pearson
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas: Selected Readings / Edition 1

Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas: Selected Readings / Edition 1

by Janet Catherine Berlo, Lee Anne Wilson
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Overview

By focusing on the original scholarly contributions, rather than secondary description, this reader in tribal arts exposes the reader to the best original scholarship of 29 noted scholars in anthropology and art history. Each scholarly essay is well-illustrated, often with original field photographs as well as museum objects. For artists, art historians, sociologists, and all those interested in the arts of the fourth world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137562305
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/16/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.89(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. AESTHETIC SYSTEMS: Knowledge, Beauty, and Power.

1. Arnold Rubin, Accumulation: Power and Display in African Sculpture.

2. Robert F. Thompson, An Aesthetic of the Cool.

3. Adrienne L. Kaeppler,Melody, Drone, and Decoration: Underlying Structures and Surface Manifestations in Tongan Art and Society.

4. Barbara Tedlock,The Beautiful and the Dangerous: Zuni Ritual and Cosmology as an Aesthetic System.

II. THE ARTIST AS INDIVIDUAL.

5. Susan Vogel,The Buli Master, and Other Hands.

6. Adrian A. Gerbands, Talania and Nake, Master Carver and Apprentice: Two Woodcarvers from the Kilenge.

7. Bill Holm,Will the Real Charles Edensaw Please Stand Up?: The Problem of Attribution in Northwest Coast Indian Art.

III. ART AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE.

8. Warren d'Azevedo, Mask Makers and Myth in Western Liberia.

9. Monnie Adams,Kuba Embroidered Cloth.

10. Paula Girshick Ben-Amos, Humans and Animals in Benin Art.

11. Tom Cummins, Kinshape: The Design of Hawaiian Feather Cloak.

12. Stanley Walens,The Weight of My Name Is a Mountain of Blankets: Potlatch Ceremonies.

IV. PASSAGES: Arts of Festival, Ritual, and Initiation.

13. Herbert M. Cole,The Art of Festival in Ghana.

14. Anita J. Glaze, Woman Power and Art in Senufo Village.

15. Ruth B. Phillips, Masking in Mende Sande Society Initiation Rituals.

16. Howard Morphy,On Representing Ancestral Beings.

17. Barbara L. Moulard, Form, Function, and Interpretation of Mimbres Ceramic Hemispheric Vessels.

V. SHELTER AS SYMBOL: Uses and Meanings of Architectural Space.

18. Suzanne Preston Blier, The Dance of Death: Notes on the Architecture and Staging of Tamberma Funeral Performances.

l9. Jerome Feldman, Dutch Galleons and South Nias Palaces.

20. Amos Rapoport, The Pueblo and the Hogan: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Two Response to an Environment.

VI. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN FOURTH WORLD ARTS.

21. John Nunley,Purity and Pollution in Freetown Masked Performances.

22. J. C. H. King,Tradition in Native American Art.

23. Marsha Clift Bol, Lakota Beaded Costumes of the Early Reservation Era.

24. Edwin L. Wade,Straddling the Cultural Fence: The Conflict for Ethnic Artists within Pueblo Societies.

Index.

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