Synopses & Reviews
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.
The islands of the Pacific seem so exotic to the Western imagination and their art and culture are little known.
Anne D'Alleva visits Island Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and New Guinea, surveying traditional and contemporary arts -- sculptures, paintings, textiles, dance, jewelry, and architecture -- with a fresh eye.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170) and index.