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JAMES COOK: Gifts And Treasures From The South Sea. The Cook/Forster Collection, Gottingen.

Hauser~Schaublin, Brigitta & Gundolf Kruger (Edited By)

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ISBN 10: 3791318683 / ISBN 13: 9783791318684
Published by Munich & NY. 1998. Prestel Verlag, 1998
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very large blue cloth hardbound folio. 2º. ("coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. couple of smudges, not torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition so stated. first printing (nap). ~ Please Note: book is larger than scanner so the photos are a bit cropped. full color front endpaper map. illustrated frontis. 352p. glossy pages throughout. 473 illustrations, 50 of which in color. bibliography. text in german and english. Prestel Verlag catalogue & postal card laid in. world history. art history. travel & exploration. geography. anthropology. biography. ~ During a period of eight years exploring Oceania and the Americas, James Cook (1728~79) and the teams of artists and scientists that traveled as his passengers amassed a vast array of exquisite cultural art objects. James Cook: Gifts and Treasures of the South Seas illustrates and documents 500 of the finest of these objects for the first time. These pieces, brought back from Cook's three voyages (the first of which was in 1769), form an outstanding collection of non~European art, which today is unparalleled in both its breadth and scope. Amongst the scientists on the voyages were the German scholar Johann Reinhold Forster and his son. In cooperation with The Royal Society, which commissioned the British Admiralty to make the voyages, they returned to Germany with a vast collection, where it lay more or less undisturbed for over 200 years. It is only recently that specialists of the art of the Americas and Oceania have rediscovered the historical and cultural importance of this collection, now owned by the University in Cortingen (125 miles north of Frankfurt). This richly illustrated volume details the history of Cook's voyages and discusses the international importance of the collection in Gottingen. The objects are divided into three main groups, Polynesia, Melanesia and the Americas, and provide an essential reference for anthropologists, collectors and historians of the Southern Hemisphere. ~ Auf drei Weltumseglungen erwarben James Cook und seine Forscherteams, u.a. die Deutschen Johann Reinhold und Georg Forster, im Auftrag der englischen Royal Society einen umfassenden Komplex von Kunst aus der Siidsee, der aufgrund seiner Aurhcnrizitat und fruhen Entstehung fur aufiereuropaische Kunst einmalig ist. 500 Sriickc aus diesem atemberaubenden Kunstschatz, die im Besitz der Universitat Gottingen sind, werden hier erstmals vollstandig dokumentiert. Der reich bebilderte Band zeichnet die Geschichte der drei Expeditionen nach und schildert ausfuhrlich die Begegnungen von Europaern und den einheimischen Bevolkerungen, Kunst und Kultur Ozeaniens am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts werden vor uns noch einmal lebendig, bevor mit der europaischen Kolonisierung der Niedergang der alten Gesellschaft einsetzt . Bookseller Inventory # 11261202

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Title: JAMES COOK: Gifts And Treasures From The ...

Publisher: Munich & NY. 1998. Prestel Verlag

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Documenting 500 objects from a unique collection of art from Oceania and the Americas, with details of Cook's voyages.

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Text: English, German

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