…an absorbing voyage of discovery through the arts of the Pacific...page after page of glowing images which embrace much of the power and innovation of the Pacific works in this small but beguiling book. Highly recommended.
    The Press, June 2011

    Pacific Art in Detail

    SKU: cmc25909

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    The latest title in a beautiful and successful series of strikingly designed, collectable books offering a closer look at the rich variety of styles, decoration, motifs and patterns – and the sheer craftsmanship – of world cultures.

    The art of the Pacific Islands is exciting, varied, vibrant and ever-changing. Across the great breadth of the Pacific, artists have always employed a wide variety of materials and techniques to create objects for specific purposes. These have been central to the management of land and ocean, of political and spiritual power, and of connections to gods and ancestors. This book focuses on objects from the domestic to the sacred, from the elegantly simple to the sumptuously ornate, and from the historic to the contemporary. The author draws on striking and colourful examples from the Pacific’s major cultural regions: Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia, beginning with an introduction asking ‘What is Pacific art?’

    Each of the beautiful artworks is then explored further through close-ups, allowing intriguing comparisons between seemingly unrelated objects and media. Ideal as a spur to creative inspiration, this beautiful book offers a striking and unusual view of the wide array of Pacific art, evoking the skills of the most accomplished Pacific artists and craftworkers, past and present.

    The author Jennifer Newell was formerly a curator specializing in the Oceanic collections in the British Museum. She is currently a Fellow at the Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.


    Product code: cmc25909
    Author: Jennifer Newell
    ISBN: 9780714125909
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144 pages
    Size: 215 x 215mm
    llustrations: 150 colour
    Publication date: April 2011
    Weight: 0.03kg
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