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In this comprehensive survey of the art of the Pacific Islands, including the Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, and New Guinean traditions, author Anne DAlleva explains the significance of these artworks by contextualizing them within each islands unique culture and practices. In the process, DAlleva examines the biases of both artists and Western viewers, telling an important history of both people and ideas through a detailed analysis of sculpture, paintings, textiles, dance, jewelry, and architecture.

As these nations faced alternating periods of isolation, colonization, and contact with each other and the West, their forms of art were drastically altered to incorporate foreign influences and to develop autonomous identities and cultural independence. Therefore, their artistic practices explore the inherent tension between tradition and modernity within these communities. Ranging from the prehistoric period to the modern era, and accompanied by a timeline, bibliography, and glossary of terms, this book raises important questions for continued debate and study of the art of the Pacific Rim.

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Anne DAlleva is associate professor of art history and womens studies at the University of Connecticut. Her books include Look!: The Fundamentals of Art History; How to Write Art History; and Methods and Theories of Art History.

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D'alleva, Anne
Yale University Press
D'Alleva, Anne
Australian & Oceanian
Criticism -- Theory.
Art - General
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