This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Body piercing, scarification, tattooing - for thousands of years decorative alteration of the human body has been invested with profound cultural and social meaning. This collection of essays, photographs and drawings focuses on the many and diverse ways that human beings have permanently decorated their bodies. The book grew out of a symposium entitled "Art of the Body" held at the University of California, Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Contributors encompass the fields of anthropology, sociology, art history, archaeology and folklore. The geographical and historical perspectives are from Europe and Euro-America, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific Basin (Asia, Oceania, and Native America). The book's text and photographs acknowledge body art as a meaningful part of human behaviour. What dominates throughout is the recognition of artistic potency, mysterious or commonplace, that is a part of marking the body.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description University of California Press, 1995. brossura. Condition: nuovo. First edition: 1988. New Copy., Ill. bn: illustrated throughout: b/w ill., Ill. colori: 20+ colour illustrations, Peso: 1175 gr. Seller Inventory # 3764-CC33
Book Description Museum of Cultural History. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0930741129
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # E-0930741129
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0930741129
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # SX-0930741129