Eyes Of The Ancestors: The Arts Of Island Southeast Asia At The Dallas Museum Of Art by Nico De JongeEyes Of The Ancestors: The Arts Of Island Southeast Asia At The Dallas Museum Of Art by Nico De Jonge

Eyes Of The Ancestors: The Arts Of Island Southeast Asia At The Dallas Museum Of Art

byNico De JongeEditorReimar Schefold, Steven G. Alpert

Paperback | March 10, 2017

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Lavish photography and groundbreaking new texts unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Malaysia and East Timor. Eyes of the Ancestors takes an in-depth look at the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned collection of artworks from Island Southeast Asia. Beautiful photography and essays by distinguished international scholars unlock the magic of the island cultures of this region.Leading cultural anthropologist Dr. Reimar Schefold introduces these texts, which investigate various indigenous art forms from a fresh art-historical perspective. They describe the contexts, purposes, and aesthetic influences of a range of objects, from intricately woven sacred and ceremonial textiles to carved ancestor figures. Also featured are gold and metalwork designs as well as weaponry and jewelry, most dating back more than a hundred years. A 19th-century mouth mask in the collection, from the Leti Islands, is one of the only four known to be in existence. This wooden mask, carved in the shape of a rooster's head, was used in ritual dances. Other spectacular examples from the collection likewise reflect the beliefs and practices of these island peoples.
Reimar Schefold is Professor Emeritus of the anthropology and sociology of Indonesia at Leiden University and the former Chairman of the Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies. Steven G. Alpert is an author, consultant and connoisseur of the arts of the island Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim. Nico de Jonge ...
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Title:Eyes Of The Ancestors: The Arts Of Island Southeast Asia At The Dallas Museum Of ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 12 × 9 × 1.07 inPublished:March 10, 2017Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804848580

ISBN - 13:9780804848589

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Simply the best book ever published on this subject." -Sir David Attenborough" Eyes of the Ancestors is the most comprehensive and compelling book on the subject since J.P. Barbier's Art of the Archaic Indonesians (1981) but this book offers so much more information in an impeccable package-making it an 'instant classic' and a 'must have' for anyone in traditional arts." -Alex Arthur, Tribal Art magazine"