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Oceanic Art Books?
Creature from the Slack Lagoon
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Joined: Dec 21, 2003
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From: Not Sober Atoll
Posted: 2004-01-11 10:48 pm   Permalink

Hi all. I was wondering if there were any Oceanic Art books that any of you would recommend. I'm looking for books with a lot of detailed pictures of traditional patterns and carvings so I can give my future art projects a more authentic and less "western influenced" look. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.



 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-01-12 06:59 am   Permalink

I have 2:

-Oceanic Art by Anthony JP Meyer
Out-of-print, but you can still find it on Amazon.

-Oceanic Art can't recall the exact name, but it's from the Detroit Institute of Arts.

I like both, but I'm still looking for more. I'd like to find a book on Tapa...

-Z
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2004-01-12 08:20 am   Permalink

I'm always searching for these books as well when I'm out thrifting, but don't have the patience to search thru all the books. I guess they will just fall into my lap some day.

 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-01-12 6:24 pm   Permalink

Surely not the best, but can be picked up cheap. It's got 71 color plates. I've had it for a while but was actually reading the text for the first time today. It was published in 1966 so some of the anthro theories may seem a little out of date but it's a good read. It's a small book but the pics are good; museum pieces, nothing in the field. Did I mention it's cheap?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0600367029/qid=1073956537//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i0_xgl14/103-7383448-8301422?v=glance&s=books&n=507846



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Creature from the Slack Lagoon
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Joined: Dec 21, 2003
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From: Not Sober Atoll
Posted: 2004-01-12 11:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the recommendations! I almost bought one the other day at a used book store, but they were asking $65 for it and it was a bit on the slim side. These sound much more reasonable. I'll check 'em out.

 
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