Pre-Columbian / North American Indian / African / Oceanic
by Ferdinand Anton, Frederick J. Dockstader, Margaret Trowell and Hans Nevermann
Harry N. Abrams, INC., 1979, ISBN 081091459, colour and black and white photographic plates and photographs throughout, large format hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges, a little creasing, small chips (see photographs)
"The convenient designation "primitive" is widely applied to the creative expression of peoples whose cultures have remained undominated by European and Oriental civilisations.
Four distinguished scholars are represented in this survey. Dr. Ferdinand Anton, noted archaeologist and photographer, discusses the extraordinary sophistication of the vanished Pre-Columbian civilisations ...
The later Indian tribal arts are discussed by Dr. Frederick J. Dockstader, formerly director of the Museum of the American Indian, New York. He illustrates and comments upon such indigenous art ...
Margaret Trowell's intimate knowledge of Africa and its people brings a rare clarity to her writings on the subject.
Hans Nevermann's contribution on the art of Oceania encompasses the whole vast area that includes New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia."