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Some Recommended Reading

Books in English about Art in Indonesia

Elemental Art of the Indonesian Archipelago

Martha W Longenecker

This book contains information about exhibited items which range from unbelievably giant masks to carved stone and wooden statues, to personal adornments, to the most elaborate, unimaginably intricate textile designs on the face of the earth.

Balinese Art: Paintings and Drawings of Bali 1800 - 2010

Adrian Vickers

Balinese Art is the first comprehensive survey of Balinese painting from its origins in the traditional Balinese village to its present position at the forefront of the high-priced Asian art scene.

Indonesian Arts and Crafts

Joop Ave

Traditional and modern Indonesian crafts are a little-known, yet vitally important facet of Indonesian life. Indonesian Arts and Crafts provides an overview of these crafts and also examines the many ways that Indonesian craftspeople and designers are working together to create, through design, crafts of the highest international standards.

Balinese Painting and Sculpture

Adrian Vickers

This beautifully photographed book of Balinese Painting and Sculpture is one of the most stunning collections of its type in the world.

Balinese Masks: Spirits of An Ancient Drama

Judy S. & Paul S.

Take a visual and spiritual journey into the drama of Balinese culture with this introduction to Balinese masks and learn about the cultural, historical, and religious significance of the masks, many of which have never been seen by the public.

Bali, Sacred & Secret

Gill Marais

The book is a distillation in text and photos of 17 years of privileged access to both the daily life and sacred ceremonies of the Balinese people. As one leaves through the cavalcade of riveting images, one is impressed by the author’s humility and sensitivity.

Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance

Natasha Reichle

Featuring hundreds of full-color photographs, paintings, figurines, crafts, and furniture Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance is an exploration of the very best Balinese culture has to offer.

Enchanting Motion

Pande I Made Dwi Artha

This book is about a catalog of paintings by a young artist named I Made Dwi Artha who comes from the village of Batuan, Bali.

Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art

Larasati Auctioneers Bali

This book is a product of a regional auction house that has grown rapidly to auction rare and growing Indonesian works as well as other Asian works at record prices. In 2003, Larasati marked its milestone in becoming a major player in the Asian market, with its entry into Singapore and becoming the first auction house in Asia to cross national borders. This book tells the story of Traditional, Modern & Contemporary Art that developed in Bali with the perspective of the data provided by Larasati.

Exquisite Indonesia

Coordinating Ministry People's Welfare Republic Indonesia

This book “The Finest Crafts of the Archipelago” is a timeless and priceless relic featuring more than 200-hand works. These crafts are the best in Indonesia and genuine craftsmanship with a sense of beauty and elegance.

Icons of Art National Museum Jakarta

Rento Sulistianingsih & John N. Miksic

This book tells the catalog of the collections of the Jakarta National Museum. Its motto is “Ten Nutte van het Algemeen” which means for the benefit of the general public. One of the founders of this institution, JCM Radermacher, donated a house he owned on Jalan Kalibesar, which at that time was an important trading area in Batavia. He also donated his collection of cultural objects and books. Radermacher’s contribution is what became the forerunner to the establishment of museums and libraries where this work is part of the contents of the book