Bismarck Archipelago Art
The Bismarck Archipelago Art
Text by Ingrid Heermann, Klaus-Jochen Krüger, and Ella Fontana
Photographer Bart Van Bussel, and Hughes Dubois
Editor Kevin Conru
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: March 4, 2014
  • Price: $165.00
  • Trim Size: 10 58 x 14
  • ISBN: 88-7439-659-7
  • EAN: 9788874396597
  • Page Count: 328
  • Illustrations: 275 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US & Canada

The first devoted to the art of the vast South Seas island groups in the Bismarck Archipelago, this book features stunning, ephemeral creations made with natural materials such as plant fiber, light woods, bark cloth, and tree pith—among the most colorful of the Pacific Island arts. An inspiration to the German Expressionists and the Surrealists, these pieces combine color, fragility, and a sense of temporal purpose. Essays explore the art history of the region and set the beautifully photographed works in cultural context.

About the author

Ingrid Heermann is senior curator in the Department of Oceanic Art at the Linden-Museum, Stuttgart. Klaus-Jochen Krüger is a collector and expert on African art. Kevin Conru is a member of the Pacific Arts Association and the Oceanic Arts Society. Hughes Dubois’s photographs have appeared in numerous books.