How to read Oceanic art
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Published
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2014].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781588395238, 1588395235, 9780300204292, 0300204299
Physical Desc
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 27 cm
Status
Providence Public - Level 1 Book Stacks
709.907 M594 2014
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Published
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2014].
Language
English
ISBN
9781588395238, 1588395235, 9780300204292, 0300204299

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Series statement and numbering from page 7.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 175).
Description
Art from Oceania, the region encompassing the islands of the central and south Pacific, spans hundreds of distinct artistic processes, formats and mediums. Many people's exposure to Oceanic art comes through its influence on the work of European artists, and therefore Oceanic works themselves often remain difficult for Western viewers to interpret and comprehend. This book, the third book in a series of guides to understanding different artistic genres, helps elucidate this subject through explanation of specific objects. The book analyzes the most illustrative Oceanic pieces from the Metropolitan Museum's collection - including lively painted masks, powerful figurines, and intricately carved wooden poles - which together represent the extraordinary diversity of artistic traditions in the region. Attractive photography and clear, engaging texts explain how and why various works were made as well as how they were used. This publication is an invaluable resource for art historical study, and also an important gateway to wider appreciation of Oceanic heritage and visual culture.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N., & Kjellgren, E. (2014). How to read Oceanic art . Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) and Eric. Kjellgren. 2014. How to Read Oceanic Art. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) and Eric. Kjellgren. How to Read Oceanic Art Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), and Eric Kjellgren. How to Read Oceanic Art Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014.

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