Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Melanesia (Hardback)

P&S History > Social Science & Culture > Anthropology & Sociology

Imprint: British Museum Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780714125961
Published: 6th July 2013
Casemate UK Academic

in_stock

£75.00


You'll be £75.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Melanesia. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 7 hours, 7 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates



The British Museums uniquely important Melanesian collection is pre-eminent among early collections, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the western Pacific. The extraordinary art styles represented, from groups such as New Guinea, New Ireland and the Solomon Islands and relating to ancestors, family and clan, houses, feasting and festivals, are of interest not only in themselves but also for how they have influenced European artists since the nineteenth century. With contributions from a wide range of international scholars, anthropologists, indigenous peoples and artists, and illustrated with over 300 colour images of Museum objects and contextual photographs, the book will survey and respond to the collection from the point of view of anthropologists and the people responsible for its creation. Melanesia is a visual and key reference work, providing illuminating encounters with the historical and contemporary cultures of the western Pacific, documenting the most culturally diverse and artistically fertile region in the world for the first time.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Other titles in British Museum Press...

£32.00

Saving £8.00 (20%)