Faces of the Rainforest

The Yanomami

Author: Valdir Cruz,Kenneth Good,Vicki Goldberg

Publisher: powerHouse Books


Category: Photography

Page: 143

View: 2249

The Yanomami, native to Venezuela and Brazil, are believed to be descendants of those who migrated over the Bering land bridge some 20 centuries ago and have been residents of the Amazon for the past 15,000 years. Though they are the last remaining society untouched by modernisation, interference from outsiders has incontestably altered the fragile future of their people. This prophetic and haunting portrait is made all the more hallucinatory by the knowledge that this ancient culture is on the brink of extinction. With 91 duotone photos plus a map.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5144

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The World Atlas of Street Photography

Author: Jackie Higgins,Max Kozloff

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207166

Category: Art

Page: 399

View: 9329

Collects street photographs from noted photographers of cities around the world, from New York and Sao Paolo to Paris and Sydney.

Into the Heart

One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomami

Author: Kenneth Good,David Chanoff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780673982322

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 7644

Anthropologist Kenneth Good went to the rain forests of the Amazon to study the Yanomami. He found more than one of the few remaining peoples untouched by modern civilization. During more than a decade of observation, Good found himself accepted, indeed virtually adopted, by the tribe and eventually fell in love with a young Yanomami woman. In the process, he made exciting new discoveries about the tribal people and about himself. Into the Heart is the fascinating story of his journey of discovery.

Darkness in El Dorado

How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon

Author: Patrick Tierney

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322750

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 1968

Examines the destructive impact of journalists, anthropologists, and scientists on the Yamomami Indians, one of the Amazon basin's oldest tribes, whose internecine warfare was triggered by repeated visits by the world's leading anthropologists and by the Atomic Energy Commission's plans to use the tribe in radiation studies. Reprint.

Singing to the Plants

A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon

Author: Stephan V. Beyer

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826347304

Category: Religion

Page: 530

View: 7976

This work seeks to understand this form of shamanism, its relationship to other shamanisms, and its survival in the new global economy, through anthropology, ethnobotany, cognitive psychology, legal history, and personal memoir. "An exhaustively researched and detailed study, unique among its kind and an absolute 'must-have' for college library collections strong in anthropology and information on indigenous religions."--Midwest Book Review

Natural Fashion

Tribal Decoration from Africa

Author: Hans Silvester

Publisher: Hubsta Ltd


Category: Art

Page: 167

View: 8416

The scene of tribal conflicts and guerrilla incursions, Ethiopia's Omo Valley is also home to fascinating rites and traditions that have survived for thousands of years. The nomadic people who inhabit the valley share a gift for body painting and elaborate adornments borrowed from nature, and Hans Silvester has captured the results in a series of photographs made over the course of numerous trips.

More pictures from my window

Author: Ruth Orkin

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 8544

Gathers photographs around the Sheep Meadow area of Central Park in New York, and includes shots of parades, rallies, and the Manhattan skyline

A world through my window

Author: Ruth Orkin,Arno Karlen

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060132934

Category: Photography

Page: 119

View: 8147

Color images captured on film from the perspective of a photographer's New York apartment window show the city, its people, and Central Park in every season and are complemented by selections from great writers' works

Changing Concepts of Time

Author: Harold A. Innis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528185

Category: Political Science

Page: 133

View: 6176

"This classic book, Harold Innis's last, returns to print with a new introduction. An elaboration of Innis's earlier theories, Changing Concepts of Time looks at then-new technological changes in communication and considers the different ways in which space and time are perceived. Innis explores military implications of the U.S. Constitution, freedom of the press, communication monopolies, culture, and press support of presidential candidates, among other interesting and diverse topics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Kill City

Lower East Side Squatters, 1992-2000

Author: Ash Thayer

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576877340

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 8417

After being kicked out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 1992 and unable to afford rent anywhere near her school, art student Ash Thayer found herself with few options to keep a roof over her head. Luckily she was soon welcomed into a new squat in New York's East Village. The squatters were forced to be secretive and exclusive as a result of their poor legal standing in the buildings and few outsiders were welcome and fewer photographers or journalists. Ash observed them training each other in necessary crafts, all the time documenting with her camera.

Man as art

New Guinea

Author: Malcolm Kirk,Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7129


Tattoo history

a source book : an anthology of historical records of tattooing throughout the world

Author: Steve Gilbert

Publisher: powerHouse Books


Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 4855

"The Tattoo History Source Book" is an exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Collected together in one place, for the first time, are texts by explorers, journalists, physicians, psychiatrists, anthropologists, scholars, novelists, criminologists, and tattoo artists. A brief essay by Gilbert sets each chapter in an historical context. Topics covered include the first written records of tattooing by Greek and Roman authors; the dispersal of tattoo designs and techniques throughout Polynesia; the discovery of Polynesian tattooing by European explorers; Japanese tattooing; the first 19th-century European and American tattoo artists; tattooed British royalty; the invention of the tattooing machine; and tattooing in the circus. The anthology concludes with essays by four prominent contemporary tattoo artists: Tricia Allen, Chuck Eldridge, Lyle Tuttle, and Don Ed Hardy. The references at the end of each section will provide an introduction to the extensive literature that has been inspired by the ancient-but-neglected art of tattooing. Because of its broad historical context, "The Tattoo History Source Book" will be of interest to the general reader as well as art historians, tattoo fans, neurasthenics, hebephrenics, and cyclothemics.