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  1. The Bismarck Archipelago Art
    The Bismarck Archipelago Art
    The Bismarck Archipelago Art
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  2. The Bismarck Archipelago Art

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The first devoted to the art of the vast South Seas island groups in the Bismarck Archipelago, this book features stunning, ephemeral creations made with natural materials such as plant fiber, light woods, bark cloth, and tree pith—among the most colorful of the Pacific Island arts. An inspiration to the German Expressionists and the Surrealists, these pieces combine color, fragility, and a sense of temporal purpose. Essays explore the art history of the region and set the beautifully photographed works in cultural context.

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5 Continents Editions
5 Continents Editions
275 colour illustrations
275 colour illustrations
5 Continents Editions
5 Continents Editions
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Hardcover. Plain Embossed Cloth Boards, Photographic DJ, 327 Pages, 14" x 11", 209 Color Plates, many one-to-a page. 52 Field/historical photos. One (poor) historical map. (Why do even the best tribal art books feature such absurdly uninformative maps ?). Edited by Kevin Conru. Photographs by Hughes Dubois. Contributions by Klaus-Jochen Krugen, Bart Van Bussel, Ingrid Heermann. 5-Page Bibliography. Published by 5- Continents, 2013.

From the Encyclopedia Britannica : Bismarck Archipelago, island group of Papua New Guinea in the Bismarck Sea, southwestern Pacific Ocean, that lies northeast of the island of New Guinea. The largest components of the archipelago, which has a total land area of about 18,600 square miles (48,200 square km), are New Britain, New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands, New Hanover (Lavongai), and the smaller Duke of York Group, St. Matthias Group, and Witu (Vitu) Islands.

This exceptional large-format oceanic art book is one of the best... Read more
Beautiful photos and excellent information, yet I was surprised to not see a single Nausung mask. Coverage of New Britain and Witu island was a bit sparse for a book about the Bismark Archipelago.
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