Marks of Civilization: Artistic Transformations of the Human Body

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780930741136: Marks of Civilization: Artistic Transformations of the Human Body
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Body piercing, scarification, tattooing - for thousands of years decorative alteration of the human body has been invested with profound cultural and social meaning. This collection of essays, photographs and drawings focuses on the many and diverse ways that human beings have permanently decorated their bodies. The book grew out of a symposium entitled "Art of the Body" held at the University of California, Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Contributors encompass the fields of anthropology, sociology, art history, archaeology and folklore. The geographical and historical perspectives are from Europe and Euro-America, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific Basin (Asia, Oceania, and Native America). The book's text and photographs acknowledge body art as a meaningful part of human behaviour. What dominates throughout is the recognition of artistic potency, mysterious or commonplace, that is a part of marking the body.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Arnold Rubin (1937-1988) specialized in the arts of sub-Saharan Africa and was Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Design, and Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780930741129: Marks of Civilization: Artistic Transformations of the Human Body

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0930741129 ISBN 13:  9780930741129
Publisher: Museum of Cultural History, 1988
Softcover

9780756760823: Marks of Civilization: Artistic Transformations of the Human Body

Diane ..., 1988
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rubin, Arnold (Ed.); Bianchi, Robert S.; Faris, James; Roberts, Allen F.; Berns, Marla C.; Bohannan, Paul; Drewal, Henry John; Vogel, Susan; McCallum, Donald; Teilhet-Fisk, Jehanne; Kaeppler, Adrienne; Gathercole, Peter; Gritton, Joy; Jonaitis, Aldona; Govenar, Alan; Sanders, Clinton R.
Published by Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (1988)
ISBN 10: 0930741137 ISBN 13: 9780930741136
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Underground Books, IOBA
(Carrollton, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. First Edition. First Edition. Hardcover. 11 1/4" X 8 3/4". 279pp. Signed by Adrienne Kaeppler and dated 1988 to front free endpaper. No later printings noted. Tan cloth over boards, with upper board stamped in black and spine lettered in kind. Mild edgewear to binding, with gentle bumping to extremities and spot of soiling to upper board. Slight lean to spine. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. An attractive first printing of this global and historical study of tattooing and scarification from the Museum of Cultural History in Los Angeles, covering Africa, Asia, Oceania, Native America, and contemporary Euro-America and illustrated throughout in color and black and white photographs. Seller Inventory # 3486

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 50.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Los Angeles Museum of Cultural History University of California
Published by Univ of California Museum of (1988)
ISBN 10: 0930741137 ISBN 13: 9780930741136
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of California Museum of, 1988. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0930741137-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 131.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds