Art of Clothing: A Pacific Experience by Susanne Kuchler
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Art of Clothing: A Pacific Experience
By Susanne Kuchler

The Art of Clothing: A Pacific Experience

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Art of Clothing: A Pacific Experience by Susanne Kuchler

Book Description

The Art of Clothing: A Pacific Experience is a collection of richly textured and tremendously engaging empirical studies of cloth and clothing in colonial and post-colonial Pacific contexts. By challenging readers to reconsider the very nature of the materiality of clothing, the editors productively situate this volume at the intersection of a number of ongoing interdisciplinary projects that are coalescing around an interest in cloth and clothing. The book as a whole speaks lucidly to issues of current concern in a wide range of academic fields - including cultural studies, material culture, Pacific history, art history, history of religions, and museum studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844720156
ISBN-10: 1844720152
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: UCL Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Pacific Pattern by Susanne Kuchler Pacific Pattern, Hardback (September 2005)

Lavishly illustrated throughout with a rare combination of contemporary, archival and museum images, Pacific Pattern takes us on a spectacular journey through the history of the Pacific and the myriad ways in which its peoples weave, bind, knit, plait, rub and stamp patterns of astonishing creativity.

Clothing as Material Culture by Susanne Kuchler Clothing as Material Culture, Paperback (March 2005)

In recent years, there has been a spate of books theorizing fashion. Few, however, take on board the artefactual nature of cloth. In contrast, costume historians have looked closely at garments, but have shown less concern with how clothing is informed by social structures.

Malanggan by Susanne Kuchler Malanggan, Paperback (November 2002)

Malanggan are "death" figures found in the Pacific which continue to confound anthropologists, they are intended to decompose as symbolic representations of the dead. This work interprets these mysterious agents of resemblance and connection as having a cognitive rather than linguistic basis.

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Author Biography - Susanne Kuchler

Susanne Kuchler is Reader in Anthropology at University College London. She has worked extensively on issues of remembering and forgetting in relation to Pacific art. Her works include Malanggan: Art, Memory and Sacrifice. Graeme Were is Research Fellow in Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is the Research Associate on 'Clothing the Pacific: A Study of the Nature of Innovation' at the British Museum. His interests are in the anthropological study of museum collections, ethnomathematics and material culture.

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