Faces of the Rainforest

The Yanomami

Author: Valdir Cruz,Kenneth Good,Vicki Goldberg

Publisher: powerHouse Books


Category: Photography

Page: 143

View: 9462

The Yanomami, native to Venezuela and Brazil, are believed to be descendants of those who migrated over the Bering land bridge some 20 centuries ago and have been residents of the Amazon for the past 15,000 years. Though they are the last remaining society untouched by modernisation, interference from outsiders has incontestably altered the fragile future of their people. This prophetic and haunting portrait is made all the more hallucinatory by the knowledge that this ancient culture is on the brink of extinction. With 91 duotone photos plus a map.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2773

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250191

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

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Into the Heart

One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomami

Author: Kenneth Good,David Chanoff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780673982322

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 1016

Anthropologist Kenneth Good went to the rain forests of the Amazon to study the Yanomami. He found more than one of the few remaining peoples untouched by modern civilization. During more than a decade of observation, Good found himself accepted, indeed virtually adopted, by the tribe and eventually fell in love with a young Yanomami woman. In the process, he made exciting new discoveries about the tribal people and about himself. Into the Heart is the fascinating story of his journey of discovery.

Natural Fashion

Tribal Decoration from Africa

Author: Hans Silvester

Publisher: Hubsta Ltd


Category: Art

Page: 167

View: 1047

The scene of tribal conflicts and guerrilla incursions, Ethiopia's Omo Valley is also home to fascinating rites and traditions that have survived for thousands of years. The nomadic people who inhabit the valley share a gift for body painting and elaborate adornments borrowed from nature, and Hans Silvester has captured the results in a series of photographs made over the course of numerous trips.

Darkness in El Dorado

How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon

Author: Patrick Tierney

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322750

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 1379

Examines the destructive impact of journalists, anthropologists, and scientists on the Yamomami Indians, one of the Amazon basin's oldest tribes, whose internecine warfare was triggered by repeated visits by the world's leading anthropologists and by the Atomic Energy Commission's plans to use the tribe in radiation studies. Reprint.

Singing to the Plants

A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon

Author: Stephan V. Beyer

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826347304

Category: Religion

Page: 530

View: 4831

This work seeks to understand this form of shamanism, its relationship to other shamanisms, and its survival in the new global economy, through anthropology, ethnobotany, cognitive psychology, legal history, and personal memoir. "An exhaustively researched and detailed study, unique among its kind and an absolute 'must-have' for college library collections strong in anthropology and information on indigenous religions."--Midwest Book Review

Biodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon

Assessment and Priority Actions for Conservation, Sustainable Use and Benefit Sharing

Author: João Paulo Ribeiro Capobianco

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biodiversity

Page: 535

View: 8893

Changing Concepts of Time

Author: Harold A. Innis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528185

Category: Political Science

Page: 133

View: 6302

"This classic book, Harold Innis's last, returns to print with a new introduction. An elaboration of Innis's earlier theories, Changing Concepts of Time looks at then-new technological changes in communication and considers the different ways in which space and time are perceived. Innis explores military implications of the U.S. Constitution, freedom of the press, communication monopolies, culture, and press support of presidential candidates, among other interesting and diverse topics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

More pictures from my window

Author: Ruth Orkin

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 8336

Gathers photographs around the Sheep Meadow area of Central Park in New York, and includes shots of parades, rallies, and the Manhattan skyline

A world through my window

Author: Ruth Orkin,Arno Karlen

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060132934

Category: Photography

Page: 119

View: 472

Color images captured on film from the perspective of a photographer's New York apartment window show the city, its people, and Central Park in every season and are complemented by selections from great writers' works

Kill City

Lower East Side Squatters, 1992-2000

Author: Ash Thayer

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576877340

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 8605

After being kicked out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 1992 and unable to afford rent anywhere near her school, art student Ash Thayer found herself with few options to keep a roof over her head. Luckily she was soon welcomed into a new squat in New York's East Village. The squatters were forced to be secretive and exclusive as a result of their poor legal standing in the buildings and few outsiders were welcome and fewer photographers or journalists. Ash observed them training each other in necessary crafts, all the time documenting with her camera.

Tahiti tattoos

Author: Gian Paolo Barbieri

Publisher: Taschen America Llc


Category: Art

Page: 126

View: 8959

Fotografisk billedværk.

Man as art

New Guinea

Author: Malcolm Kirk,Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3275

Tattoo history

a source book : an anthology of historical records of tattooing throughout the world

Author: Steve Gilbert

Publisher: powerHouse Books


Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 7854

"The Tattoo History Source Book" is an exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Collected together in one place, for the first time, are texts by explorers, journalists, physicians, psychiatrists, anthropologists, scholars, novelists, criminologists, and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. Topics covered include the first written records of tattooing by Greek and Roman authors; the dispersal of tattoo designs and techniques throughout Polynesia; the discovery of Polynesian tattooing by European explorers; Japanese tattooing; the first 19th-century European and American tattoo artists; tattooed British royalty; the invention of the tattooing machine; and tattooing in the circus. The anthology concludes with essays by four prominent contemporary tattoo artists: Tricia Allen, Chuck Eldridge, Lyle Tuttle, and Don Ed Hardy. The references at the end of each section will provide an introduction to the extensive literature that has been inspired by the ancient-but-neglected art of tattooing. Because of its broad historical context, "The Tattoo History Source Book" will be of interest to the general reader as well as art historians, tattoo fans, neurasthenics, hebephrenics, and cyclothemics.


a photographic history, 1872-1912

Author: Stanley B. Burns,Elizabeth A. Burns

Publisher: Power House Books


Category: History

Page: 118

View: 1025

Japanese geisha and courtesans intrigue and fascinate Westerners. During the mid-nineteenth century, Japan opened its doors to the world and became an essential destination for travelers. Tourists desired images of landscapes and traditional Japanese culture, which Japanese photographers provided. They created souvenir albums consisting of hand-colored photographs individually chosen by the tourist. Many are so beautifully painted that they challenge modern sensibilities familiar with color photography. The photographic conventions were inspired by the aesthetics of the noted colored woodblock print medium of ukiyo-e and the privately published surimono. These works depicted the "floating world"-courtesans, geisha, and entertainments-which also were intriguing subject matter for tourists. In the seventeenth century, the social category of entertainer, or more exactly hostess and companion for men, was established-the geisha, Japanese for "artist." Geisha are professional hostesses who train in the art of pleasing men, by performing traditional dance, playing instruments and singing, and intelligent conversation and humor. They were experts in tea ceremony and all aspects of dining. Their aim was to simulate the ambience and impression of Feudal Japan. It took years for an apprentice geisha (maiko) to learn the art, but the result was wealth, renown, and celebrity. This book,Geisha: A Photographic History, 18801910, documents the intimate life and culture of the nineteenth-century geisha. It portrays these artists in a cultural reality created by staged studio photography, private scenes, and rare outdoor images. The geisha is pictured performing her daily rituals and various arts-bathing, dressing, hair styling, dining, dancing, and playing instruments. Images of courtesans and other working women are presented alongside the geisha to show all sides of this enchanting aspect of Japanese culture. Completing the story are insightful essays on the history of nineteenth-century Japanese photography, the social history of the geisha, and the history of the opening of Japan.


Author: Hibiki Kobayashi,Fabien Baron

Publisher: Power House Books


Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 9416

Meet the men, women, and children of the world's vanishing indigenous tribes...as you've never seen them before. Acclaimed Japanese photographer Hibiki Kobayashi's exceedingly rich, huge tritone portraits of the wanderers, the lost ones, the refugees, and the exiled are boldly presented by the renowned art director Fabien Baron.In the spirit of Avedon's classic In The American West, Kobayashi photographs his subjects against a stark white background to reveal in striking detail the tribes' adornments, clothes, postures, and, ultimately, their sublime identities. Baron's audacious full-page bleeds and "Tribe's" gigantic trim size envelop the viewer with more than one hundred images taken in the remotest regions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Pacific Rim.