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The Continuum encyclopedia of native art : worldview, symbolism, and culture in Africa, Oceania, and native North America

Author
Werness, Hope B.
Title
The Continuum encyclopedia of native art : worldview, symbolism, and culture in Africa, Oceania, and native North America / Hope B. Werness ; line drawings by Joanne H. Benedict, Tiffany Ramsay-Lozano, and Hope B. Werness ; maps by Scott Thomas.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Continuum, ©2000.
Description
ix, 360 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-350) and index.
Review
"This volume focuses on the symbols, meaning, and significance of art in native, or indigenous, cultures. Illustrated with more than 500 line drawings, color plates, and maps, this reference work provides the most pertinent information available on the art of Africa, Oceania, and native North America." "Entries on each geographical area discuss the art of the region and, through cross-references, lead the reader to additional geographical subdivisions and individual cultures. The major art forms for each culture - including worldview, religion, and society - are treated in detail." "Broad subjects, such as rites of passage, are treated in the general entries. These entries address universal motifs and themes such as the center, the layered universe, the four/six directions, and architecture as a symbol of the cosmos. Other major issues included here are color, the role of animals in art, color symbolism, and the symbolism of the various parts of the human body. This reference also details the reciprocal impact of colonization on native art and native art on modern Western art."--Jacket.
Subject headings
Indian art--North America--Encyclopedias.
Art, African--Encyclopedias.
Art--Oceania--Encyclopedias.
Symbolism in art--Encyclopedias.
Indians of North America--Social life and customs--Encyclopedias.
Africa--Social life and customs--Encyclopedias.
Oceania--Social life and customs--Encyclopedias.
Africa Social life and customs Encyclopedias.
Oceania Social life and customs Encyclopedias.
Genre heading
Encyclopedias.
Encyclopedias.
ISBN
0826411568
9780826411563
0826414656
9780826414656

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
E98.A7 W49 2000
Location
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Reference Reading Room
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1st Floor Reference Reading Room, East Tower
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Blmgtn - Auxiliary Library Facility
Call Number
E98.A7 W49 2000
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Stacks
Library
South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
N5311 .W47 2000
Location
Reference
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1st Floor, Hammes Information Commons
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