Indonesian Tribal Art
By Bruce Carpenter · Text by John Miksic and Michael Flecker and Pamela N Watkins and Dawn F Rooney
332 pages · 300 x 280 mm · 95 €
ISBN : 978-981-4610-10-0
Ouvrage uniquement disponible en langue anglaise
> Nearly 400 pieces from a private collection never before been published
> An introduction written by the president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation
> Detailed captions give background and context for each piece
> Nearly 600 photographs, both historical and contemporary
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Illustrated with more than 400 beautifully photographed masterpieces from one of the world’s largest private collections and published in a large and sumptuous folio, Indonesian Tribal Art promises to be one of the most important books ever published on the subject. The artwork, which was collected by Rodger Dashow of Boston over a period of 30 years, not only includes many unpublished pieces but also types that have been rarely seen.
The book also features groundbreaking texts including an introduction by Andrew Gurevich and Robert Walter, the president and chairperson of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, concerning the continuing relevance of the work of that seminal philosopher and bestselling author in the field of tribal studies.
Bruce W. Carpenter, author and co-author of more than twenty titles on Indonesian art, history and culture, provides the main text. Written for the interested layman the book provides a clear overview of the subject and also discusses the significance of the recent scientific discovery that Indonesia is home to some of the oldest art on earth. Every art piece illustrated in the book is accompanied by descriptive captions and measurements.
A student of art history and fluent in four languages, Bruce Carpenter has been a resident of Bali since the early 1970s
when he arrived from Europe as an aspiring young artist. Inspired by Indonesian and Balinese art, he has authored
and co-authored more than twenty books and scores of articles on the archipelago’s art, history and culture including
W.O.J. Nieuwenkamp : The First European Artist in Bali ; Batak Sculpture ; Nias Sculpture ; Gold Jewellery of the
Indonesian Archipelago ; and Lempad of Bali.
In 1996 he founded and curated the non-profit Ganesha Gallery at the Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran. Dedicated to young Indonesian and Balinese artists it would mount more than 200 exhibitions in close to twenty years. He has collaborated with numerous noted scholars over the years. He is currently working on two book projects on Indonesian tribal art.
| Voyage de Paris à Java | Batak Sculpture | The Art of the Lesser Sundas | Batik : Creating an Identity | The Book of Batik | Batavia in Nineteenth Century Photographs | Indonesia : 500 Early Postcards | The Indonesian Heritage Series | Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art | Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia | Rimbaud in Java | Lempad of Bali |