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Januar 1999



The distinctive artistic styles of the people of New Ireland, an island in the Bismarck Archipelago of Melanesia in the South Pacific, are characterized by an appreciation for fine carving, a taste for vivid colors, and imaginative combinations of human and animal forms. This volume provides an elaborate visual repertoire of their art and explores the relationship between the art of New Ireland and the religion and rituals of its society.


Henry D. Smith II is professor of Japanes history at Columbia University, New York. He is the author of Hokusai: One Hundred Famous Views of Mt. Fuji.


"Henry Smith skillfully and sensitively describes the images... and offers rewarding insights on the interchange between the larger tradition of the Japanese woodblock and Hiroshige's singular creative talent" Art in America
EAN: 9780807611432
ISBN: 0807611433
Untertitel: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. 119 colour illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: George Braziller Inc
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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