Arts of the South Seas: The Collections of the Musee Barbier-Mueller Island Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia


Drawing on the famous collections of the Musee Barbier-Mueller this unusual and beautifully illustrated book brings together these cultures to demonstrate the astonishing aesthetic similarities between civilizations located far apart in both space and time. While the arts of the Easter Islands and Maori civilizations have been well known for some years the creativity of the inhabitants of Borneo, Sulawei, and Sumatra is less familiar, and is scarcely represented in the major public collections. On the basis of the ...

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