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Asmat of New Guinea

Michael Rockefeller

Asmat of New Guinea

the journal of Michael Clark Rockefeller with his ethnographic notes and photographs made among the Asmat people during two expeditions in 1961 : Documented by a pictorial and descriptive catalogue of the objects he collected

by Michael Rockefeller

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Published by Museum of Primitive Art in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited with an introduction by Adrian A. Gerbrands.
ContributionsGerbrands, Adrian A., Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13697859M

Essay. Located in southwestern New Guinea, the Asmat live along the vast system of rivers that flow into the Arafura Sea. With an estimated population of 70,, the Asmat are divided into several hundred villages ranging in size from 35 to 2, inhabitants. Tribal skulls and the complex culture of the Asmat of southwestern New Guinea ‘Asmat’ is a term synonymous with headhunting and cannibalism, the name of a primitive ethnic group inhabiting the remote southwest of New Guinea, an inhospitable terrain of swamps and mangroves bordering the Arafura Sea.

  Unfortunate son: Asmat tribesman Sauer is the son of one of the five men murdered by a Dutchman overseeing the colony before Rockefeller arrived in New Guinea. Michael's death was in retaliation for the murders. Last hours: Michael is shown in an Asmat canoe shortly before his : Caroline Howe. Michael Clark Rockefeller was the fifth child of New York Governor and future U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family. He disappeared during an expedition in the Asmat region of southwestern Netherlands New Guinea, which is now a part of Indonesian province of Papua. In , Carl Hoffman published a book that went into Education: Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard .

Time and tide: the changing art of the Asmat of New Guinea: from the collection of the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas Molly Hennen Huber Institute of Arts, - Art, Asmat - pages. Asmat Art features the world renowned woodcarvings of the Asmat, former head-hunters who live in the western half of New GuineaThis book presents a full range of Asmat woodcarving art, but emphasizes the rare early shields and figure sculptures.


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Asmat Art features the world-renowned woodcarvings of the Asmat, former head-hunters who live in the western half of New Guinea. Working with stone adzes, bone, and bits of shell, early carvers fashioned the local wood into stunning masterpieces.5/5(4).

The Asmat of New Guinea: the journal of Michael Clark Rockefeller, with his ethnographic notes and photos made among the Asmat people during two expeditions in by Michael Clark Rockefeller,/5. A wonderful book on the woodcarvings of the Asmat in West Papua (aka Irian Jaya.) Includes mask costumes, shields, figure sculptures, Bisj sculptures, large carvings, drums, and canoe prows.

A well-written and precise text in English throughout.5/5(4). Carte Postale Moderne Papua New Guinea Nouvelle Guinee Guerrier Asmat and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Asmat Of New Guinea: The Journal Of Michael Clark Rockefeller, With His Ethnographic Notes And Photographs Made Among The Asmat People During Two Expeditions In Documented By A Pictorial And Descriptive Catalogue Of The Objects He Collected.

Asmat Art features the world-renowned woodcarvings of the Asmat, former head-hunters who live in the western half of New Guinea. Working with stone adzes, bone, and.

Huber, Molly Hennen, Time and Tide: The Changing Art of the Asmat of New Guinea, from the collection of the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas, Oceanic Graphics, Hui Zhou City, Guang Dong Province, China, Asmat Art features the world renowned woodcarvings of the Asmat, former head-hunters who live in the western half of New Guinea This book presents a full range of Asmat woodcarving art, but emphasizes the rare early shields and figure sculptures.

Drums, canoe prowheads and the larger, more dramatic "objects" are also shown.5/5(1). The Asmat of New Guinea: The Journal of Michael Clark Rockefeller, edited by Adrianus Alexander Gerbrands. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, Kuruwaip, Abraham. "The Asmat Bis Pole: Its Background and Meaning." In An Asmat Sketch Book, edited by Frank A.

Trenkenschuh. Vol. vol. Asmat is a tribe living on small islands in mangrove vegetation nearby the sea, on the south side of the western part of the New Guinea Island. They are the most famous cannibalistic tribe on.

Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea by Peter Matthiesen – This book is a bit dense in terms of the content, but it is still an interesting read from an anthropological point of view.

It chronicles Peter’s two seasons of living with a remote tribe near the Irian Jaya g: Asmat. 3 • LANGUAGE. The Asmat languages belong to the Papuan language family known as Asmat-Kamoro, which has o speakers. Due to missionary work in the region, the central Asmat now have a written form of their spoken language.

A form of Bahasa Indonesia, the national language of the Republic of Indonesia. Asmat Art features the world-renowned woodcarvings of the Asmat, former head-hunters who live in the western half of New Guinea.

Working with stone adzes, bone, and bits of shell, early carvers fashioned the local wood into stunning masterpieces. Editor Dirk Smidt has gathered together distinguished experts on Asmat art and culture to describe the.

Asmat Art features the world renowned woodcarvings of the Asmat, former head-hunters who live in the western half of New Guinea This book presents a full range of Asmat woodcarving art, but emphasizes the rare early shields and figure sculptures.

Drums, canoe prowheads and the larger, more dramatic "objects" are also : Dirk Smidt. The Museum of Primitive Art, New York: Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. The works of art published here were collected during two trips Michael C.

Rockefeller made in to the Asmat Papuans of New Guinea. In gathering works, in p. New Guinea Shields - photo of Asmat shield from the Brazza River area. Spears and Atlatls - photo of Asmat spearhead. Books. Asmat Art, Woodcarvings of Southwest New Guinea, edited by Dirk Smidt, Periplus Editions and the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, The best choice if you want one book on the Asmat.

In the swamps of Asmat in West New Guinea, Tobias Schneebaumtraveler, writer, painter, explorerfinds the way of life that suits him best. Secret Places reels readers into a world of storytellers and sorcerers, cannibals and carvers, a place where Schneebaum discovers his soulmates and his own soul.4/5.

Asmat People, of New Guinea. The Origin, The History, Culture, Tradition, Art. The Asmat are a Melanesian people who live within the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. They are widely known for the quality of their wood sculptures.

They are also notorious for their traditional practices of headhunting and : Anthony Collins. Buy The Asmat of New Guinea 1st edition by Gerbrands, Adrian A.

(editor) (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). The elaborate woodcarvings of the Asmat, who inhabit western New Guinea's coastal swamps, make the spirit world tangible.

Head-hunting--practiced until the early s--and ancestor worship figure pro. What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in All books set in Papua New Guinea on Mappit's literary map.

We found books set in Papua New g: Asmat. Those featured in this exhibition were primarily collected from Asmat, a region of Papua New Guinea whose villagers (also called ‘Asmat’) are famous for their exquisite wood carvings.

Bis poles are considered to be the highpoint of Asmat art.