Perhaps no images in Oceanic art are as familiar and yet as enigmatic as the colossal, brooding stone figures of Easter Island. In many ways they are the quintessential symbols of Pacific Island art and culture. Easter Island’s other artistic traditions, however, remain largely unfamiliar to wider audiences. Splendid Isolation: Art of Easter Island is the first American exhibition to survey a broad range of the island’s art from towering stone figures to smaller, more refined works in wood, feathers, fiber, and barkcloth revealing the true richness of artistic expression on this small Pacific island, one of the most remote inhabited places on earth. [This book was originally published in 2001 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]
Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.
This handsome book is the catalogue for an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that runs from December 12, 2001, through August 4, 2002.About the Author :
Eric Kjellgren, curator of the exhibition, is Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Assistant Curator for Oceanic Art in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jo Anne Van Tilburg is Research Associate at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, and Director of the Easter Island Statue Project. Adrienne Kaeppler is Curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution.
Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.
Description du livre Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 300203608