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Eyes of the ancestors : the arts of island Southeast Asia

Author: Reimar Schefold; Dallas Museum of Art.
Publisher: [Dallas] : Dallas Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eyes of the Ancestors takes an in-depth look at the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned collection of artworks from Island Southeast Asia. Beautiful photography and essays by distinguished international scholars unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Sarawak, and East Timor. Leading anthropologist Reimar Schefold introduces these texts, which investigate various indigenous art forms from a fresh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reimar Schefold; Dallas Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9780300184952 0300184956
OCLC Number: 829645940
Description: 334 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Toys for the souls : the art of Mentawai / Reimar Schefold --
The art of the Ono Niha / Achim Sibeth --
The art of the Batak of Sumatra / Achim Sibeth --
Lampung ship cloths : ancient symbolism and cultural adaptation in South Sumatran art / introduction by Nico de Jonge ; entries by Steven G. Alpert --
Borneo : the island --
its peoples / introduction by Steven G. Alpert ; entries by Steven G. Alpert ; Iban textile entries by Vernon Kedit --
The art of Sulawesi / Roxana Waterson --
The art of East Nusa Tenggara : Sumba and Flores / introduction by George Ellis ; entries by George Ellis ; Mendaka pendant entry by Steven G. Alpert --
Traditional art in Timorese princedoms / introduction by Nico de Jonge ; entries by Steven G. Alpert --
Life and death in southeast Moluccan art / Nico de Jonge.
Responsibility: edited by Reimar Schefold ; in collaboration with Steven G. Alpert ; and with contributions by Steven G. Alpert, George Ellis, Nico de Jonge, Vernon Kedit, Reimar Schefold, Achim Sibeth, Roxana Waterson.

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Takes a look at the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned collection of artworks from Island Southeast Asia. In this title, the authors describe the contexts, purposes, and aesthetic influences of a  Read more...

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Winner of the 2013 Prix International du Livre d'Art Tribal. -- Prix International du Livre d'Art Tribal

 
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