Style in New Ireland art and culture: grasping the Native's point of view
Billings, Dorothy K., 1933-
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Billings, Dorothy K. 2015. Style in New Ireland art and culture: grasping the Native's point of view. Oceania, vol. 85:no. 2:pp 137–164, July 2015
A review of definitions of style and studies of particular people suggest that while many studies of art discuss iconography, social relationships, structure, identity, form, function, and so on, few discuss style; and fewer discuss style as world view, ethos, values, or gestalt. In this paper, I report some findings of field work in the arts and cultures of New Ireland and New Hanover in support of research in cultural anthropology on style in this larger sense. I will provide some documentation for the Native's point of view' on this subject, which affirms its importance in any study of culture.
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