Eyes of the Ancestors Book

Eyes of the Ancestors


  • Author : Reimar Schefold
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0804851735
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb

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Eyes of the Ancestors Summary:

"Simply the best book ever published on this subject." --Sir David Attenborough Lavish photography and groundbreaking texts unlock the magic of the island cultures of Indonesia, Malaysia, and East Timor through examples of textiles, sculpture, and metalwork from this prestigious collection. Eyes of the Ancestors takes an in-depth look at the Dallas Museum of Art's world-renowned collection of artworks from Island Southeast Asia. Beautiful photography and essays by distinguished international scholars unlock the magic of the island cultures of this region. Leading cultural anthropologist Reimar Schefold introduces these texts, which investigate various indigenous art forms from a fresh, art history perspective. They describe the contexts, purposes, and aesthetic influences of a range of objects, from intricately woven sacred and ceremonial textiles to carved ancestral figures. Also featured are gold and metalwork designs as well as weaponry and jewelry--most dating back more than a hundred years. A 19th-century mouth mask in the collection, from the Leti Islands, is one of only our known to be in existence. Carved in the shape of a bird's head, this wooden mask was used in ritual dances. Other spectacular examples from the collection also reflect the beliefs and practices of these island cultures.

Ha ena Book

Ha ena


  • Author : Carlos Andrade
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824831196
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

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Ha ena Summary:

The land of Ha'ena in Hawaii is known to Hawaiians as Hale Le'a (House of Pleasure and Delight). This book recounts the history of Ha'ena, outlining the relationships developed by Hawaiians with the environment as well as the impact of immigrants.

Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors


  • Author : Maureen Alice Taylor
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002535947
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb

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Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors Summary:

Discusses genealogy, the study of one's family, examining how such an interest develops, how to get started, how to use family stories and keepsakes, where to get help, and the positive effects of such study.

Under the Ancestors  Eyes Book

Under the Ancestors Eyes


  • Author : Martina Deuchler
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 725
  • ISBN 10 : 0674504305
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb

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Under the Ancestors Eyes Summary:

"Under the Ancestors Eyes" elucidates the role of Neo-Confucianism as an ideological and political device by which the elite in Korea regained and maintained dominance during the Chos n period. Using historical and social anthropological methodology, Martina Deuchler highlights Korea s distinctive elevation of the social over the political."

Ancestors Said Book

Ancestors Said


  • Author : Ehime Ora
  • Publisher : Ehime Ora
  • Release Date : 2021-11-04
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9798985173024
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb

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Ancestors Said Summary:

Ancestors Said is a 365-page debut prose collection by Ehime Ora, a writer who rose to popularity through her social media presence. Ora's debut book holds gentle words of prayer and affirmation to intuitively provide you with peace, joy, and healing all year long. The author intends for the book to be read day-by-day as meditative guides or utilized as journal prompts.

Walking with Cavemen Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Walking with Cavemen


  • Author : John Lynch
  • Publisher : Dk Pub
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 0789497751
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb

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Walking with Cavemen Summary:

Uses the live-action photography and computer-generated images from the Discovery Channel series of the same name, along with the latest archaeological discoveries, to provide a history of human evolution on Earth.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors


  • Author : Carl Sagan
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-07-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307801036
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Summary:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Exciting and provocative . . . A tour de force of a book that begs to be seen as well as to be read.”—The Washington Post Book World World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a Roots for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a thrilling saga that starts with the origin of the Earth. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits—self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics—are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Sagan and Druyan conduct a breathtaking journey through space and time, zeroing in on critical turning points in evolutionary history, and tracing the origins of sex, altruism, violence, rape, and dominance. Their book culminates in a stunningly original examination of the connection between primate and human traits. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a triumph of popular science.

Red Sister Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Red Sister


  • Author : Mark Lawrence
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101988862
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb

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Red Sister Summary:

The international bestselling author of the Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War trilogies begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive order of holy warriors... At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls. A bloodstained child of nine falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose. It takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies. Despite the security and isolation of the convent, Nona’s secret and violent past finds her out, drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling empire. Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting vicious struggles within the church and even drawing the eye of the emperor himself. Beneath a dying sun, Nona Grey must master her inner demons, then loose them on those who stand in her way.