Tribes Art Wolfe

ISBN: 9780500542156

Published: July 22nd 1998

Unknown Binding

160 pages


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Tribes  by  Art Wolfe

Tribes by Art Wolfe
July 22nd 1998 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9780500542156 | 7.59 Mb

On every continent except Antarctica, there are extraordinary indigenous peoples who adorn themselves with the wondrous ornamentation that nature avoids: multicolored clays and dyes, brilliant feathers, and other exotic elements.But as civilizationMoreOn every continent except Antarctica, there are extraordinary indigenous peoples who adorn themselves with the wondrous ornamentation that nature avoids: multicolored clays and dyes, brilliant feathers, and other exotic elements.But as civilization expands, it encroaches on their unique ways of life: their customs have begun to change as they are assimilated into dominant societies.

To celebrate these traditions, world-renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe has traveled around the world to observe and document the people and places in Tribes, a remarkable collection of more than 120 photographs.Using his skills as a photographer of the natural world, Wolfe turns his lens on thirty-five diverse groups--among them, the Bumi of Ethiopia, who scar their torsos with raised geometric designs- the Maasai warriors of Kenya, with their towering ostrich plume headdresses and vivid ochre dyes- the Lisu women of northern Thailand, whose indigo turbans are laden with colorful tassels and pounded silver- the men of Samoa, who tattoo their torsos and thighs in marvelous, meaningful patterns- and the Kayapo of the Amazon Basin, who paint themselves with tropical fruit dyes and wear flamboyant headdresses of parrot feathers.But Tribes is more than a simple document of body art: it is a bold celebration of the pageantry and patterns of everyday life.

With an introduction by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis and a foreword by Iman, Tribes offers a rare glimpse into the worlds most fascinating cultures. Taken tribe by tribe, the variety of adornment and cultural experience Art Wolfe has discovered is astonishing- taken as a whole, the collection of photographs is a testimonial to thepower of human creation and spirit.



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