Title:Art of the Pacific
Oxford University Press, 1979. Ex-library with usual stamps. Dustwrapper has minor chips and tears. Descriptions of the art objects, their materials, their uses, and their social significance are provided in succinct and highly readable captions by David Simmons, Chief Ethnologist at the Auckland Institue and Museum. A chapter text by James McNeish in the form of coverrsations with islanders - art workers, village and city dwellers - offers unusual insights into the cultural heritage of Oceania as it is felt and lived by natives of the various islands. In all, the book explores a realm of beauty, emotion, and religious belief that makes the Pacific Islands seem far less distant than they are.
Second hand Hardback