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Author Gunn, Michael.

Title Ritual arts of Oceania : New Ireland in the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum / Michael Gunn ; photographs by Pierre-Alain Ferrazzini
Published Milan : Skira ; Geneva (CH) : Musée Barbier-Mueller, 1997


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Description 161 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents Foreword / Jean Paul Barbier -- The Bismarck Archipelago. New Britain. Tolai. Taulil and Butam. Baining. Sulka. Mengen. South Coast New Britain. Western and Northwest Coast New Britain. Bali-Vitu (also called Witu or French Islands). West Nakanai (Lakalai). Mussau (St. Matthias Islands). Manus (Admiralty Islands) -- New Ireland. Southern New Ireland. Central New Ireland. Northern New Ireland. Malagan Ritual Art Traditions of Northern New Ireland. -- The Ritual Context of Malagan
Summary "For twenty years now the Barbier-Mueller Museum has mounted exhibitions that have travelled throughout Europe, North America, and the Far East. To people everywhere the museum has presented its extensive collections of tribal art, brought together over three quarters of a century by three generations of a single family." "For the first time ever forty pieces of sculpture from New Ireland, selected for their beauty, rarity, and originality, are being brought out of the museum's storerooms where they have been conserved - several for over half a century - and put on display in the galleries of Paris's Foundation Bismarck, a unique event that ran from 28 April to 28 June 1997. Unlike traditional tribal sculpture, largely limited to a number of conventional forms which native craftsmen have little choice but to respect, the masks and statues of New Ireland are striking for their freedom of invention. Animal and humanlike motifs are combined with infinite variety according to rules laid down by the rites employing such objects."--Jacket
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at Fondation Bismarck, Paris, 28 Apr.-28 June, 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Subject Musée Barbier-Mueller -- Catalogs.
Musée Barbier-Mueller -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Private collections -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland Province -- Catalogs.
Art -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland -- Catalogs
Art -- Switzerland -- Geneva -- Exhibitions.
Art, Melanesian -- Private collections -- Switzerland -- Geneva -- Catalogs.
Art, Melanesian -- Private collections -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland -- Catalogs
Art, Papua New Guinean -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland Province -- Exhibitions.
Art, Primitive -- Oceania -- Catalogs.
Art, Primitive -- Papua New Guinea -- Catalogs.
Art, Primitive -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland -- Catalogs
Arts -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland -- Catalogs
Ethnic art -- Papua New Guinea -- New Ireland Province -- Exhibitions.
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Ferrazzini, Pierre-Alain.
Mona Bismarck Fondation
LC no. 97220239
ISBN 8881182076
Other Titles New Ireland