Anthropology, Art, and Aesthetics / Edition 1

Anthropology, Art, and Aesthetics / Edition 1

by Jeremy Coote, Anthony Shelton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198279450

ISBN-13: 9780198279457

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Unlike previous works on "primitive" art, this collection resolutely grounds itself in anthropology. The contributors draw on current theory as well as analyses of classical anthropological topics such as myth, ritual, and exchange, in order to further the reader's understanding of particular aesthetic traditions in their cultural and historical contexts.

Overview

Unlike previous works on "primitive" art, this collection resolutely grounds itself in anthropology. The contributors draw on current theory as well as analyses of classical anthropological topics such as myth, ritual, and exchange, in order to further the reader's understanding of particular aesthetic traditions in their cultural and historical contexts. Included is an analysis of cross-cultural applications of such concepts as art and aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198279457
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology - Cultural Forms Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Anthropology of Art
1. Art and Anthropology, Raymond Firth
2. The Technology of Enchantment and the Enchantment of Technology, Alfred Gell
II. Objects and Interpretations
3. Art, Architecture, and Collective Representations in a New Guinea Society, Ross Bowden
4. Making Skins - Malangan and the Idiom of Kinship in Northern New Ireland, Susanne Küchler
5. Representing the Spirits - The Masks of the Alaskan Inuit, Jarich Oosten
III. Traditions and Innovations
6. Traditional and Contemporary Art of Aboriginal Australia, Robert Layton
7. Textile Design in Southern Lembata - Tradition and Change, Ruth Barnes
IV. The Anthropology of Aesthetics
8. From Dull to Brilliant - The Aesthetics of Spiritual Power among the Yolngu, Howard Morphy
9. Predicates of Aesthetic Judgement: Ontology and Value in Huichol Material Representations, Anthony Shelton
10. 'Marvels of Everyday Vision' - The Anthropology of Aesthetics and the Cattle-Keeping Nilotes, Jeremy Coote

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