Journey to Asmat

Journey to Asmat

Kerosene Halo, Chicago, Illinois, 1998

Description

This book was created to commemorate the exhibition of the E.M. Bakwin Collection of Asmat Art. This private collection features exotic wood carvings from Asmat, a cultural group located on the western coast of the island of New Guinea. The book is divided into two sections, the first of which presents the history of art in the culture of the Asmat people. The essay for this section details their roots in head-hunting and cannibalism and its influence on their wood carvings. The second section showcases artwork from the Bakwin collection and provides an explanation of the work, as well as the meaning of the symbols found in each piece.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1998
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Kerosene Halo
Art directors/designers
Thomas Wolfe, Greg Sylvester
Photographers
Patti Seery, Mike Pepper, Don Hasman
Typeface
Hoefler Text
Printer
Jet Lithocolor
Paper
Gmund Bier Papier 92# Cover and Mokuba (Flysheet); Georgia-Pacific Proterra 70# Text; Appleton Utopia One Dull 80# Text; Wyndstone Kabok 52# Cover
Author
Patti Seery
Client
The E.M. Bakwin Collection of Asmat Art
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