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Oceanic art

By: Thomas, Nicholas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: World of art: Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, c1995Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0500202818.Subject(s): Art -- Islands of the Pacific | Art, Primitive -- Islands of the Pacific | Decoration and ornament, Primitive -- Islands of the Pacific | Decoration and ornament -- Islands of the Pacific | Art -- Oceania | Decoration and ornament, Primitive -- Oceania | Decoration and ornament, Primitive -- Melanesia | Art, MelanesianDDC classification: 709.95
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The colours and patterns of the art of the Pacific Islands - spears and shields, carved canoe prows, feather capes or tortoisehell ornaments - have interested Western audiences since the voyages of Captain Cook and Bougainville. Oceanic art in particular, had an influence on the development of the European modernist movement, influencing artists such as Gauguin, Picasso, Giacometti and Kirchner.

Includes bibliography and index

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