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Art of Indonesia

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ISBN 10: 0865651426 / ISBN 13: 9780865651425
Published by Vendome Press, 1993
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New Book. Stated First Edition, First Printing. NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. Published by The Vendome Press, 1993. Black cloth boards. Book is new; clean, tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust jacket is new. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. No rips or tears. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book in un-read condition. 239 pages. ISBN: 0-86565-142-6. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Sag Harbor, New York. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16350827859

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Title: Art of Indonesia

Publisher: Vendome Press

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Art of Indonesia presents the treasures of that country's National Museum to the world, covering a representative selection from prehistoric, classic, Islamic and colonial periods. The objects depicted include Neolithic chalcedony bangles and ceremonial adzes, ritual objects of eerie magical power from the Outer Islands, Javanese gamelan instruments, bronze cannon from Sumatra, several magnificent antique keris, and masterworks of representational art produced by the great Hindu-Buddhist civilizations of Mataram, Sinhasari, Kadiri and Majapahit. All parts of the Indonesian archipelago are represented, as are societies of varying degrees of technical and cultural advancement.
But this book is only partly a catalogue of beautiful objects, many derived from Indonesia's unique mixture of surrounding civilizations. Seven absorbing, authoritative essays by prominent intellectual and academic figures explore the arts and customs of traditional Indonesian societies. In the process, they throw a new and unexpectedly revealing light on the objects displayed. Informative captions supplement the text, offering further details of the more than 150 objects displayed in this book. The Art of Indonesia is a work of importance to the concerned scholar as much as to the collector or enthusiast.

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Pusaka, the focus of this volume, are best described as heirlooms or those artifacts that define a culture. Not only are they highly treasured in Indonesia, but they are often venerated as religious icons. The six essays in this profusely illustrated compendium survey pusaka from both historical and thematic perspectives. Except for the architectural examples, most of the objects discussed or pictured are from the National Museum of the Republic of Indonesia, one of the world's great treasure houses of art. Great care was taken to provide balance between Java and the other parts of Indonesia. The superb illustrations as well as the depth and variety of the objects illustrated make this an essential purchase for libraries interested in Asian art.
- Donald Clay Johnson, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Minneapolis
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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