Author: Valdir Cruz,Kenneth Good,Vicki Goldberg
Publisher: powerHouse Books
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.
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.
Category: Publishers' catalogs
One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomami
Author: Kenneth Good,David Chanoff
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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.
Tribal Decoration from Africa
Author: Hans Silvester
Publisher: Hubsta Ltd
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.
How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon
Author: Patrick Tierney
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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.
A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon
Author: Stephan V. Beyer
Publisher: UNM Press
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
Assessment and Priority Actions for Conservation, Sustainable Use and Benefit Sharing
Author: João Paulo Ribeiro Capobianco
Author: Harold A. Innis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
"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
Author: Ruth Orkin
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Gathers photographs around the Sheep Meadow area of Central Park in New York, and includes shots of parades, rallies, and the Manhattan skyline
Author: Ruth Orkin,Arno Karlen
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
Lower East Side Squatters, 1992-2000
Author: Ash Thayer
Publisher: Power House Books
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.
Author: Gian Paolo Barbieri
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Malcolm Kirk,Andrew Strathern
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Category: Yanomamo Indians
a source book : an anthology of historical records of tattooing throughout the world
Author: Steve Gilbert
Publisher: powerHouse Books
"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
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
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.