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New Guinea Highlands Art from the Jolika Collection

by John Friede

New Guinea Highlands Art from the Jolika Collection Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783791350554
Publication date: 30th October 2017
Author: John Friede
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 672 pages
Categories: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, Exhibition catalogues & specific collections,

About John Friede

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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