The Arts of Papua New Guinea
by James Sinclair
Robert Brown and Associates, 1977 [First Edition], photographic title page, illustrated end-papers, colour photographs throughout, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
"Despite its small size Papua New Guinea has gained a world reputation for the diversity of art styles produced by its people. Art in Papua New Guinea is part of the way of life of the everyday man, woman and child of the village and town. Unlike Western society which regulates art creativity to a small band of specialists artists, sculptors, potters etc., the people of Papua New Guinea all strive to maintain the close relationship between man, environment and culture. With the change to Western life-styles the threatened disintegration of traditional arts has been averted by a vigorous growth in awareness of the value of home grown culture. This book blends both the old and the new and introduces you to the rich diversity of the Arts of Papua New Guinea."