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Voyagers - The Settlement of the Pacific (Hardcover): Nicholas Thomas Voyagers - The Settlement of the Pacific (Hardcover)
Nicholas Thomas
R491 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R86 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The extraordinary four-thousand year story of the settlement of the Pacific Ocean. In Voyagers, the distinguished anthropologist Nicholas Thomas charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late prehistory onwards: firstly the colonization by speakers of Austronesian languages of the western Pacific littoral, from around 3000 BC, of the Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia and Melanesia; followed by the later settlement, by Polynesian peoples, of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Easter Island and eventually New Zealand, up to AD 1250. Alongside a compelling narrative of this remarkable sequence of long-distance migrations, Thomas describes the sea-going technologies that allowed these epic voyages to take place; the nature of the cultures that embarked on them; and the societies that emerged across Oceania in their wake.

Oceania (Hardcover): Peter Brunt, Nicholas Thomas Oceania (Hardcover)
Peter Brunt, Nicholas Thomas; Contributions by Noelle Kahanu, Emmanuel Kasarherou, Sean Mallon, …
R1,327 R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Save R253 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes and meeting houses. These have fascinated outsiders since the exploratory voyages of Captain Cook, the first of which commenced 250 years ago in 1768, and went on to entrance Gauguin and a host of other European artists. This volume accompanies a major survey in London and Paris of art from Oceania. It brings together the most up-to-date scholarship by the leading experts in the field, encompassing a dazzling array of objects from the region, including many that have never been published before. Also included are many works that have historically been overlooked, such as painted and woven textiles, elaborate wicker assemblages and expressively sculpted vessels, alongside works by artists working in Oceania today. Objects of great aesthetic beauty, these artworks are the product of a complex web of social, mythological and historical influences.

A New Voyage Round the World (Paperback): William Dampier A New Voyage Round the World (Paperback)
William Dampier; Edited by Nicholas Thomas 1
R346 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A roaring tale ... remains as vivid and exciting today as it was on publication in 1697' Guardian The pirate and adventurer William Dampier circumnavigated the globe three times, and took notes wherever he went. This is his frank, vivid account of his buccaneering sea voyages around the world, from the Caribbean to the Pacific and East Indies. Filled with accounts of raids, escapes, wrecks and storms, it also contains precise observations of people, places, animals and food (including the first English accounts of guacamole, mango chutney and chopsticks). A bestseller on publication, this unique record of the colonial age influenced Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels and consequently the whole of English literature. Edited with an Introduction by Nicholas Thomas

The Death of Captain Cook and Other Writings by David Samwell (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas, Jennifer Newell, Martin Fitzpatrick The Death of Captain Cook and Other Writings by David Samwell (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas, Jennifer Newell, Martin Fitzpatrick
R90 Discovery Miles 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The voyages of Captain Cook are endlessly fascinating to a wide audience, and no aspect of them has been more controversial than Cook's death. This book reprints one of the classic accounts of this episode, the vivid and lively narrative by one of the voyage surgeons, David Samwell. This book not only makes Samwell's "Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook" readily available for the first time, but presents it with Samwell's previously unpublished letters relating to Cook's third voyage, and his poetry. The introductory essays discuss Samwell's contribution to our understanding of this dramatic period in Pacific and maritime history, and examine the personality and career of Samwell himself.

Body Art (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas Body Art (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas
R277 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This informed and accessible book explores the wide-ranging history of body art, from its expression of tribal affinities and cultural identity to its role in theatricality, criminality, and beautifying the body, as well as its influence on contemporary artists.

Seven thematic chapters explore the extraordinary diversity of body arts practiced worldwide, both past and present. These range from the role of body art in traditional societies around the world, from Nigeria to Amazonia, Samoa, and New Guinea and from the past through the twentieth century. The theatricality of body is considered in a range of stages including the masquerades in West Africa, the Japanese Noh theater, the drag balls of Harlem, and the Sydney Mardi Gras parade. Later chapters explore themes of beauty and the association of tattoos with the socially marginal, before moving to the revival in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries of body art as a means of expressing individual and cultural identity as demonstrated in the modern primitive movement, performance art, and celebrity tattoo culture.

A wealth of illustrations reflects the many manifestations of body art, including tattooing, piercing, scarification, masquerade, hairstyles, performance art, and more. "

The Return of Curiosity - What Museums are Good for in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas The Return of Curiosity - What Museums are Good for in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the last twenty years museums have proliferated, attracting new audiences and assuming new prominence in public life. The Return of Curiosity offers a fresh perspective on museums and what they may now be good for. Nicholas Thomas argues that what is special about museums are their collections, which are not just rich resources for reflection, but creative technologies that enable people to make new things in the present.Reflecting on art galleries, science and history institutions, and museums around the world, Thomas shows that in times marked by insecurity and increasing conflict, museums can help to sustain and enrich society. They stimulate a curiosity that is vital to understanding and negotiating the cosmopolitan but dangerous world we all now inhabit. The Return of Curiosity is a book that anyone who visits and enjoys museums will find engaging and stimulating. Curators, arts and heritage professionals, policymakers and all museum studies teachers and students need to own and read this influential book.

Oceanic Art (Paperback, Second edition): Nicholas Thomas Oceanic Art (Paperback, Second edition)
Nicholas Thomas
R353 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The dazzling colours and patterns of the art of the Pacific Islands have long entranced Western audiences, not least artists such as Gauguin and Picasso. The tendency has been to regard Oceanic art as `primitive', mysterious and shrouded in taboo, but Nicholas Thomas, in looking at and beyond the familiar, stunning surfaces of masks and shields, carved canoe prows and feathered gods, discovers the significance of such objects, past and present, for the peoples of the Pacific. In this revised edition with a completely new chapter on globalization and contemporary art, he shows how each region is characterized by certain art forms and practices - among them Maori ancestral carvings, rituals of exchange and warfare in the Solomon Islands, the production of barkcloth by women in Polynesia - while also being shaped by influences from within the Pacific and beyond. The dynamism and diversity of this compelling art are highlighted by the works accompanying this revelatory text - from those that evoke deep-rooted customs to ones that address contemporary political issues, now illustrated in colour throughout.

Hiapo - Past and Present in Niuean Barkcloth (Hardcover): John Pule, Nicholas Thomas Hiapo - Past and Present in Niuean Barkcloth (Hardcover)
John Pule, Nicholas Thomas
R719 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R98 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tapa, or barkcloth, is called 'hiapo' in the language of Niue Island in central Polynesia. The painted hiapo of Niue is a remarkable art that until now has been obscure to all but a few specialists. Most known pieces of hiapo were produced between 1850 and 1900. They are now dispersed, largely in museum collections, all over the world. The illustrations in this book, most of which are in full color, bring together hiapo from all over the world. Hiapo paintings range from abstract patterns to detailed rendering of plants, people and ships. Collectively, the paintings offer a window on life in Niue in the second half of the 19th century, a time when missionaries, traders and locals were intermingling with increasing frequency.

The Savings Book (Hardcover): Howard J Theodore The Savings Book (Hardcover)
Howard J Theodore; Illustrated by Sinclair Nicholas; Edited by Thomas Joan
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
OpUS - Bound TEXT/UREs: Volume 1: 2013 - 2015 (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas Hranilovich, Reuben Woolley OpUS - Bound TEXT/UREs: Volume 1: 2013 - 2015 (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas Hranilovich, Reuben Woolley; Illustrated by A.D. Hitchin
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bleeding Hearts - a poetry collection by, Nicholas Thomas Durham (Paperback): Eric Jonathon Pino Bleeding Hearts - a poetry collection by, Nicholas Thomas Durham (Paperback)
Eric Jonathon Pino; Nicholas Thomas Durham
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thriving in a Hateful World (Paperback): Cassandra Thomas, Nicholas Thomas Thriving in a Hateful World (Paperback)
Cassandra Thomas, Nicholas Thomas; Natalie Buske Thomas
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Natalie shares advice that has worked for her when she was penniless, rejected, and alone. "Thriving in a Hateful World" contains ten chapters of motivational tips, stories, and life coaching to teach you how to thrive in a hateful world. Learn how to respond to your worst critics. Live your dreams even when people don't support you. Love and laugh when it seems that all hope is gone. Natalie Buske Thomas is an accomplished oil painter and the author of the popular Serena Wilcox mysteries, but life wasn't always kind. When Natalie was fifteen years old she was in a whitewater rafting accident. A doctor said that she would be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. She danced in her next recital. It was a fight that she won, after a long year of seizures and illness. During that same year, her father died from cancer. He was only thirty-seven. Let Natalie show you how to find peace in the past, contentment in the present and hope in the future. We live in a hateful world. Natalie thrives anyway. And so can you Read "Thriving in a Hateful World" from cover to cover, or only one chapter at a time. Keep a journal, share the book with a friend, or organize a small group. Be inspired, dare to dream and believe in the impossible

Bluebird Flown - The Serena Wilcox Mysteries Dystopian Thriller Trilogy Book 3 (Paperback): Cassandra Thomas, Nicholas Thomas Bluebird Flown - The Serena Wilcox Mysteries Dystopian Thriller Trilogy Book 3 (Paperback)
Cassandra Thomas, Nicholas Thomas; Natalie Buske Thomas
R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bluebird Flown, the final book in the Serena Wilcox Dystopian Trilogy, goes even deeper into the madness of futuristic America; corrupt, heavy with conspiracies-- chillingly close to tomorrow's headlines. President Ann Kinji trusts no one, except for government outsider, former private detective mother-of-three Serena Wilcox and her motley crew of vigilantes, burned agents & the criminally insane. As the United States continues to spiral out of control, can Serena stop all of the traitors before they kill the President? As the layers of betrayal are peeled, will anyone remain standing? Covert Coffee's dystopian, eerie, and intense vibe continues What began in Angels Mark and escalated in Covert Coffee is revealed in Bluebird Flown. suspense, humor, part of a series: The Serena Wilcox Mysteries, book 3 of the Serena Wilcox Dystopian Trilogy] genre: thriller, futuristic]

Colonialism's Culture - Anthropology, Travel and Government (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas Colonialism's Culture - Anthropology, Travel and Government (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Colonialism is not just a matter of military conquest and economic exploitation: it is also a process of imagining through which dominated populations are represented in ways that play upon and legitimize racial and cultural differences. In "Colonialism's Culture," Nicholas Thomas explores the perceptions of colonized populations which have emerged in the course of European expansion and critically assesses different approaches to colonial representation. Thomas argues that, while negative ideologies of racial denigration have been important, there is also a range of romanticizing, sentimental and exoticist images of others that require fuller appreciation. These images continue to play a significant role today, both in contemporary liberal attitudes towards other cultures and in scholarly disciplines like anthropology.

"Colonialism's Culture" offers a wide-ranging account of the development of ideas about human difference and otherness, and of the conflict-ridden expression of these ideas in colonial projects at particular times. Thomas draws examples from the texts of eighteenth-century anthropology, nineteenth-century missionaries and colonial administration, and novelists of colonialism such as John Buchan. He shows that colonial culture was not some homogenous ideology that dominated the colonized, but an array of discourses with their own internal tensions and contradictions.

By reviewing debates about colonial culture and developing an innovative set of arguments, this book provides a stimulating introduction to a challenging field.

Discoveries - The Voyages of Captain Cook (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas Discoveries - The Voyages of Captain Cook (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas 1
R296 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R38 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians and Melanesians of the Pacific, Cook's arrival in their midst merely marked a further (if disastrous) twist in diverse histories already many centuries old. In this immensely enjoyable and absorbing book Cook's journeys are reimagined, attempting toleave behind (or master) our later preoccupations to let us see what Cook and his associates experienced and what the societies he encountered experienced - from the Beothuks of Newfoundland to the Tongans of the Friendly Islands.

Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R3,676 Discovery Miles 36 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume one focuses on the historical formation of ethnographic museums within Europe and the development of Pacific collections within these institutions.

Matters of Belonging - Ethnographic Museums in a Changing Europe (Hardcover): Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlic,... Matters of Belonging - Ethnographic Museums in a Changing Europe (Hardcover)
Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlic, Claudia Augustat
R2,297 Discovery Miles 22 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Matters of Belonging foregrounds critical practices within ethnographic museums in relation to their diverse stakeholders, with a special focus on collaboration with artists and differently constituted, self-identified communities. The book emerges from the EU-funded project SWICH (Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage) that places ethnographic museums at the centre of ongoing debates about Europe's shifting polity and questions around heritage, citizenship and belonging. Addressing diverse political climates and citizenship regimes, legal frameworks and colonial/migratory histories, the articles seek to question the role of ethnographic and world cultures museums within contemporary negotiations of how to define Europe, Europeans, and European heritage, especially mindful of the region's colonial and migratory pasts. The book is neither celebratory nor congratulatory, and does not depict a triumphal overcoming by ethnographic museums of their troubled pasts. Its aim is to think critically about these museums' responses, to identify both pitfalls and positive developments, and to sketch out possible futures for museums generally, and ethnographic museums specifically, as they try to locate themselves within discussions about Europe and its futures. Core to the book's argument is that it may exactly be in their entanglement with the colonial past that these museums can become important sites for thinking about colonial entailments in the present. Facing up to this past is the beginning of addressing these larger legacies. The authors suggest that the ethnographic museum has been the site not just for trenchant questioning of colonial durabilities in contemporary Europe, but also for the development of new practices - of collaboration and authority-sharing, of recognition and belonging. The book explores these models, not as complete, but as a starting point to push forward new practices.

Melanesia (Hardcover): Nicholas Thomas, Elizabeth Bonshek, Julie Adams Melanesia (Hardcover)
Nicholas Thomas, Elizabeth Bonshek, Julie Adams; Edited by Lissant Bolton, Ben Burt
R1,976 R1,706 Discovery Miles 17 060 Save R270 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

An Account of the Pelew Islands (Hardcover): Karen L. Nero, Nicholas Thomas An Account of the Pelew Islands (Hardcover)
Karen L. Nero, Nicholas Thomas; George Keate
R5,400 Discovery Miles 54 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1783, the East India Company packet, the Antelope was wrecked in the Pelew Islands (now Pelau or Belau in the western Carolines, in Micronesia). Captain Henry Wilson and his crew developed unusually amicable relations with the Palauan inhabitants and participated in expeditions against their enemies. They were able to recover a great deal from the wreck and to build a new vessel, with which they sailed to Macau after a stay of just over three months. They took with them Lee Boo, who became a figure of fashionable interest in London. Using extensive interviews with Captain Wilson and other participants, including Lee Boo, George Keate wrote "An Account of the Pelew Islands". The text is reprinted here in a critical edition. It represents a genre of literary interest in non-European cultures that was sentimentally rather than scientifically framed. It is distictive in its account of the encounter between two cultures, for its anthropologically-minded account of Palauan culture and society, and as one of the fullest 18th-century accounts of a Pacific society.

Matters of Belonging - Ethnographic Museums in a Changing Europe (Paperback): Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlic,... Matters of Belonging - Ethnographic Museums in a Changing Europe (Paperback)
Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlic, Claudia Augustat
R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Matters of Belonging foregrounds critical practices within ethnographic museums in relation to their diverse stakeholders, with a special focus on collaboration with artists and differently constituted, self-identified communities. The book emerges from the EU-funded project SWICH (Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage) that places ethnographic museums at the centre of ongoing debates about Europe's shifting polity and questions around heritage, citizenship and belonging. Addressing diverse political climates and citizenship regimes, legal frameworks and colonial/migratory histories, the articles seek to question the role of ethnographic and world cultures museums within contemporary negotiations of how to define Europe, Europeans, and European heritage, especially mindful of the region's colonial and migratory pasts. The book is neither celebratory nor congratulatory, and does not depict a triumphal overcoming by ethnographic museums of their troubled pasts. Its aim is to think critically about these museums' responses, to identify both pitfalls and positive developments, and to sketch out possible futures for museums generally, and ethnographic museums specifically, as they try to locate themselves within discussions about Europe and its futures. Core to the book's argument is that it may exactly be in their entanglement with the colonial past that these museums can become important sites for thinking about colonial entailments in the present. Facing up to this past is the beginning of addressing these larger legacies. The authors suggest that the ethnographic museum has been the site not just for trenchant questioning of colonial durabilities in contemporary Europe, but also for the development of new practices - of collaboration and authority-sharing, of recognition and belonging. The book explores these models, not as complete, but as a starting point to push forward new practices.

Tiki - Marquesan Art and the Krusenstern expedition (Paperback): Elena Govor, Nicholas Thomas Tiki - Marquesan Art and the Krusenstern expedition (Paperback)
Elena Govor, Nicholas Thomas
R1,675 Discovery Miles 16 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Created across the six islands of a remote archipelago in eastern Polynesia, the art of the Marquesas is one of the world's most distinctive and remarkable art traditions. Though exhibited in major museums around the world, Marquesan art is nevertheless poorly understood, and the formation of collections still largely unresearched. This book documents and explores the most extensive early collection from the archipelago. In May, 1804, participants in the first Russian voyage round the world, usually known as the Krusenstern expedition after the principal commander, spent twelve days at the island of Nuku Hiva. Inspired by the science and collecting associated with the voyages of Captain James Cook, the mariners interacted with Islanders, and made extensive collections of artefacts. While the lives of the collectors and exchanges among scientists led to these artefacts being widely dispersed, the research reported here has identified some 200 objects collected during the voyage which are now in museums in Russia, Estonia, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The outcome of years of work in museum stores and archives, Tiki reassembles a collection of exceptional importance. A set of essays contextualise these precisely-provenanced artefacts historically, and in the life and environment of the Marquesas Islands. For the first time, this heritage is made accessible to Islanders themselves, and to interested scholars and curators.

Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 1) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R1,278 Discovery Miles 12 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume one focuses on the historical formation of ethnographic museums within Europe and the development of Pacific collections within these institutions.

Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Paperback)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R2,375 Discovery Miles 23 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume two presents the scope of research activities of the project, with chapters focused around the following themes: materialities, collection histories and exhibitions, legacies of empire, contemporary activations.

Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover): Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna... Pacific Presences (volume 2) - Oceanic Art and European Museums (Hardcover)
Lucie Carreau, Alison Clark, Alana Jelinek, Erna Lilje, Nicholas Thomas
R6,597 Discovery Miles 65 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The vast and extraordinary collections from the Pacific, collected from the late eighteenth century onwards, that are dispersed across ethnographic and other museums in Europe amount to hundreds of thousands of artefacts, ranging from seemingly quotidian and utilitarian baskets and fish-hooks to great sculptures of divinities, architectural forms and canoes. Alongside the works themselves are rich archives of documents, drawings by early travellers, and often vast photographic collections, as well as historic catalogues and object inventories. These collections constitute a rich and remarkable resource for understanding society and history across Indigenous Oceania, cross-cultural encounters since the voyages of Captain Cook and his contemporaries, and the colonial transformations of the nineteenth century onwards. These are also collections of profound importance for Islanders today, who have varied responses to their displaced heritage, and renewed interest in understanding ancestral forms and practices. This book, in two volumes, not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them. It exemplifies a growing commitment on the part of curators and researchers, not merely to consult, but to initiate and undertake research, conservation, acquisition, exhibition, outreach and publication projects collaboratively and responsively. Volume two presents the scope of research activities of the project, with chapters focused around the following themes: materialities, collection histories and exhibitions, legacies of empire, contemporary activations.

If the World Didn't Suck We'd All Fall Off (Paperback): Nicholas Thomas If the World Didn't Suck We'd All Fall Off (Paperback)
Nicholas Thomas
R228 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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