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New Guinea Highlands Art from the Jolika Collection by John Friede
  

New Guinea Highlands Art from the Jolika Collection

Synopsis

New Guinea Highlands Art from the Jolika Collection by John Friede

The Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco consists of thousands of objects and represents hundreds of clans and villages throughout New Guinea. The first book in a projected ten-volume series, this lavishly illustrated volume focuses on the Highlands-a region of rugged mountains, fertile valleys, and a civilization that dates back more than forty thousand years. Here, in more than six hundred pages of rich color, are beautifully crafted masks, shields, headdresses, and ceremonial and personal objects, the majority of which have never before been published or exhibited. Archival and reference photographs, maps of key locations, and authoritative essays by more than a dozen preeminent scholars covering a wide range of subjects, from prehistoric agriculture to body art, make this book a collector's dream.

About the Author

JOHN FRIEDE began assembling the Jolika Collection in the 1960s; it is now one of the greatest collections ever assembled by a private individual. TERENCE HAYS, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Rhode Island College, is among the world's experts on art of the New Guinea Highlands. CHRISTINA HELLMICH is Curator of the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art and of Oceanic Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2018

Author

John Friede

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Publisher

Prestel

Format

Hardback
672 pages

Categories

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

ISBN

9783791350554

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