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The Anthropology of Art: A Reader (Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

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This anthology provides a single-volume overview of the essential theoretical debates in the anthropology of art. Drawing together significant work in the field from the second half of the twentieth century, it enables readers to appreciate the art of various cultures at different times.

An essay from the editors, offering an intellectual critique of the history of the discipline and exploring the contribution that the analysis of art can make to human societies, prefaces the volume; each part also begins with a useful editorial introduction to the readings. The readings themselves cover all the major debates in the field, including: definitions of art and aesthetics; the nature of representational processes; the nature of authenticity; the Primitivism controversy; the history of trade and commodification; and the role of contemporary artists.

This anthology is the ideal resource for readers new to the anthropology of art. At the same time, it allows those with some knowledge of the discipline to see how art and aesthetics can contribute to their research.

Synopsis:

This anthology provides a single-volume overview of the essential theoretical debates in the anthropology of art. Drawing together significant work in the field from the second half of the twentieth century, it enables readers to appreciate the art of various cultures at different times.

Synopsis:

This anthology provides a single-volume overview of the essential theoretical debates in the anthropology of art. Drawing together significant work in the field from the second half of the twentieth century, it enables readers to appreciate the art of different cultures at different times.

  • Advances a cross-cultural concept of art that moves beyond traditional distinctions between Western and non-Western art.

  • Provides the basis for the appreciation of art of different cultures and times.

  • Enhances readers’ appreciation of the aesthetics of art and of the important role it plays in human society.

About the Author

Howard Morphy is Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University and Honorary Curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

Morgan Perkins is Associate Professor of Anthropology and of Art, Director of the Weaver Museum of Anthropology, and Director of the Museum Studies Program, at SUNY, Potsdam

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: The Anthropology of Art: A Reflection on Its History and Contemporary Practice: Howard Morphy and Morgan Perkins.

Part I: Framing the Discipline:.

Introduction.

1. Primitive Art: Franz Boas.

2. Split Representation in the Art of Asia and America: Claude Lévi-Strauss.

3. Tribes and Forms in African Art: William Fagg.

4. Style, Grace, and Information in Primitive Art: Gregory Bateson.

5. Tikopea Art and Society: Raymond Firth.

6. The Abelam Artist: Anthony Forge.

Part II: Primitivism and Art/Artifact:.

Introduction.

7. Introduction. In “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern: William Rubin.

8. “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art: Arthur C. Danto.

9. Histories of the Tribal and the Modern: James Clifford.

10. A Case in Point: Sally Price.

11. Oriental Antiquities/Far Eastern: Craig Clunas.

12. Introduction. In ART/Artifact: Susan Vogel.

13. Vogel's Net: Traps as Artworks and Artworks as Traps: Alfred Gell.

Part III: Aesthetics Across Cultures:.

Introduction.

14. Yoruba Artistic Criticism: Robert Farris Thompson.

15. Style in Technology: Some Early Thoughts: Heather Lechtman.

16. “Marvels of Everyday Vision”: The Anthropology of Aesthetics and the Cattle-Keeping Nilotes: Jeremy Coote.

17. From Dull to Brilliant: The Aesthetics of Spiritual Power Among the Yolngu: Howard Morphy.

Part IV: Form, Style and Meaning:.

Introduction.

18. Visual Categories: An Approach to the Study of Representational Systems: Nancy D. Munn.

19. Structural Patterning in Kwakiutl Art and Ritual: Abraham Rosman and Paula G. Rubel.

20. Sacred Art and Spiritual Power: An Analysis of Tlingit Shaman’s Masks: Aldona Jonaitis.

21. To Weave and Sing: Art, Symbol, and Narrative in the South American Rain Forest: David M. Guss.

22. Modernity and the “Graphicalization” of Meaning: New Guinea Highland Shield Design in Historical Perspective: Michael O’Hanlon.

Part V: Marketing Culture:.

Introduction.

23. Introduction. In Ethnic and Tourist Arts: Cultural Expressions of the Fourth World: Nelson H. H. Graburn.

24. The Collecting and Display of Souvenir Arts: Authenticity and the “Strictly Commercial”: Ruth B. Phillips.

25. The Art of the Trade: The Creation of Value and Authenticity in the African Art Market: Christopher B. Steiner.

Part VI: Contemporary Artists:.

Introduction.

26. A Second Reflection: Presence and Opposition in Contemporary Maori Art: Nicholas Thomas.

27. Representing Culture: The Production of Discourse(s) for Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings: Fred Myers.

28. Aesthetics and Iconography: An Artists Approach: Gordon Bennett.

29. Kinds of Knowing: Charlotte Townsend-Gault.

30. CEW ETE HAW I TIH: The Bird That Carries Language Back to Another: Jolene Rickard.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405105613
Editor:
Perkins, Morgan
Editor:
Morphy, Howard
Editor:
Perkins, Morgan
Editor:
Morphy, Howard
Author:
Morphy, Howard
Author:
Perkins, Morgan
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
Art and anthropology
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Anthropology of Art & Media
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
580
Dimensions:
9.90x6.70x1.43 in. 2.47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This anthology provides a single-volume overview of the essential theoretical debates in the anthropology of art. Drawing together significant work in the field from the second half of the twentieth century, it enables readers to appreciate the art of different cultures at different times.

  • Advances a cross-cultural concept of art that moves beyond traditional distinctions between Western and non-Western art.

  • Provides the basis for the appreciation of art of different cultures and times.

  • Enhances readers’ appreciation of the aesthetics of art and of the important role it plays in human society.

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