The Art of Anthropology Hardback

Essays and Diagrams

by Alfred Gell

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The Art of Anthropology

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The Art of Anthropology collects together the most influential of Gell's writings, which span the past two decades, with a new introductory chapter written by Gell. The essays vividly demonstrate Gell's theoretical and empirical interests and his distinctive contribution to several key areas of current anthropological enquiry. A central theme of the essays is Gel's highly original exploration of diagrammatic imagery as the site where social relations and cognitive processes converge and crystallise. Gell tracks this imagery across studies of tribal market transactions, dance forms, the iconicity of language and his most recent and groundbreaking analyses of artworks. Written with Gell's characteristic fluidity and grace and generously illustrated with Gell's original drawings and diagrams, the book will interest art historians, sociologists and geographers no less than anthropologists, challenging, as it does, established ideas about exchange, representation, aesthetics, cognition and spatial and temporal processes.

The Art of Anthropology by Alfred Gell was published by Berg Publishers in January 1999. The ISBN for The Art of Anthropology is 9780485195675.

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Details for The Art of Anthropology

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBerg Publishers (January 1999)
Number of Pages296
Thickness22 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4439869
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