Musical Instruments and Sound-Producing Objects of Oceania: The collections of the Australian Museum (Paperback)Michael Atherton (author)
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Four main sections are reflecting the regions of Oceania: Indigenous Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musical instruments and sound-producing objects reveal a great diversity, as do the instruments in the Melanesian section, in particular Papua and New Guinea; some objects being exquisitely designed and crafted. The Polynesian section includes objects collected on the voyages of Captain James Cook, as well as different types of flute. By combining introductory essays with quality photographs and a numbered catalogue of basic nomenclature, vernacular names and dimensions, the book constitutes a valuable resource.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 164
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 220 x 150 x 10 mm
Edition: New edition