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Detail of wrapper of YORUBA - Sculpture of West Africa (fagg01p 170/234 FAGG01)
Fagg (text), Pemberton (catalogue) & Holcombe (editor). YORUBA. Sculpture of West Africa. BNo. 0-394-52358-X. First Edition (USA), 1982. Pp: xiv, 210; 315mm x 235mm; 1.55kg. 35 col, 35 b/w, 57 b/w & fig, 1 map. Yoruba chronology, foreword, preface, bibliography, photographic credits. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Alfred A. Knopf Inc, New York, 1982. (The book is illustrated with Yoruba works of art from museums and private collections from around the world which provides a comprehensive view of Yoruba art) (Keywords: Ethnology, cultural history, West Africa, Nok, Ife, Owo, Benin, Oyo, Gelede, Ekiti, Odo Shango, Eshu).
Book Code: E002 AU$95
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Gelfand, Michael. SHONA RELIGION. With special reference to the Makorekore. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1962. Pp: (xii), 184; 215mm x 135mm; 0.42kg. 77 b/w(pl), 1 map(fd). Foreword, preface, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (minor wear on dw & cvr). Juta & Company Limited, Cape Town, 1962. (This study on the religion of the Shona is based on personal observation of the author over a long period of the traditional cult and ritual practices which he attended. The greater part of the work deals with the Shona-speaking people) (Keywords: Anthropology, Southern Africa, Shona, MaKorekore people).
Book Code: M380 AU$45
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Gerbrands, Adrian A. ART AS AN ELEMENT OF CULTURE especially in Negro-Africa. Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1957 (pb). Pp: ix, 158; 245mm x 170mm; 0.36kg. 37 b/w, 10 fig, 1 map. Introduction, bibliography, index, list. A good paperback copy (minor wear on wrap). Wrp: g. E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1957. (The author examines the relationship between primitive and culture, and discusses some main aspects of the history of the study of non-European art) (Keywords: Ethnology, Africa, artists, Baule, Gouro, Dan, Gere, Wobe, Bayaka, Dogon, Yoruba, Bini).
Book Code: M902 AU$145
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Detail of wrap -  A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICAN ART - Influences on culture and art forms (gillon4p  150/227  GILL4)
Gillon, Werner. A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICAN ART. Influences on culture and art forms. BNo. 0-14-013611-8. Reprint Edition, 1991 (1984) (pb). Pp: 408; 230mm x 155mm; 0.88kg. 250 b/w, 14 maps. Preface, acknowledgments, notes, bibliography, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor wear). Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, 1991. (This book reconstructs a comprehensive history of the visual arts of Africa. It includes not only sculpture, painting and architecture, but also textiles, pottery and other household objects, jewellery, ceremonial and religious dress and body art) (Keywords: Ethnology, visual art history, Africa, sculpture, painting, jewellery).
Book Code: N695 AU$30
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Detail of wrapper - HIMBA - Nomads of  Namibia (jacobsohn05p 170/230 JACO05)
Jacobsohn, Margaret (text); Peter & Beverly Pickford (photographs). HIMBA. Nomads of Namibia. BNo. 1-85368-084-2. First Edition, 1990. Pp: 144; 300mm x 240mm; 1.20kg. Num col, 1 map. Photographers' preface, author's preface, bibliography, glossary, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. New Holland (Publishers) Ltd, London, 1990. (In the harsh, dry and starkly beautiful Kaokoland in the remote north-western corner of Namibia live the Himba, one of Africa's geatest indigenous tribes. For two years, author Margaret Jacobsohn lived with Himba communities - sharing their campfires and attending their rituals, listening to their stories of drama and domesticity, recording details of their customs and practices that form a never-ending link between the past and the present; her first hand descriptions bring the Himba world vividly and authentically to life) (Keywords: Anthropology, Southern Africa, Namibia, Himba).
Book Code: H039 AU$45
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Mack, John. EMIL TORDAY AND THE ART OF THE CONGO. 1900-1909. BNo. 0-295-97074-X. First Edition, (nd c.1990) (pb). Pp: 96; 245mm x 190mm; 0.35kg 8 col, 57 b/w, 2 maps. Preface, bibliography, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. University of Washington Press, Seattle, c.1990. (Emil Torday, the Hungarian adventurer-turned-anthropologist, made a collection of over 3000 artefacts for the British Museum during the opening decade of the twentieth century) (Keywords: Ethnology, Central Africa, Yaka, Pende, Kuba, Ngongo, Wongo, Mbala).
Book Code: H226 AU$22
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Detail of wrap of AFRICAN ART - From Crocodiles to Convertibles  (mcclusky01p  170/214  MCCL01)
McClusky, Pamela. AFRICAN ART - From Crocodiles to Convertibles. In the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum. BNo.0-932216-24-2. First Edition, 1987 (pb). Pp: (iv), 28; 240mm x 190mm; 0.14kg. 1 col, 30 b/w. Foreword, introduction, for further reading. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1987. (This booklet provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Seattle Art Museum's evaluative process of authenticity and artistry of its African art collection) (Keywords: Traditional, contemporary art, West Africa, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Baule, Zaire, Kuba, Bamana, Gabon, Kota).
Book Code: R370 AU$15
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Detail of wrap of THE SELF AND THE OTHER - Personhood and Images  (ravenhill1p  150/193 RAVE01)
Ravenhill, Philip L. THE SELF AND THE OTHER. Personhood and Images among the Baule, Cote d'Ivoire. BNo.0-930741-39-0. First Edition, 1994 (pb). Pp: 48; 280mm x 215mm; 0.28kg. num col & b/w, 1 map. Acknowledgments, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, 1994. (The author examines the figurative arts of the Baule and the reasons why some invisible, supernatural forces are conceived and represented in wood as human beings. This monograph was produced for the accompanying exhibition of Baule figurative art held at the Fowler Museum in 1994) (Keywords: Figurative art, mythology, West Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Baule).
Book Code: R369 SOLD - now out of stock AU$25
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Detail of wrap of MASKS AND SCULPTURES FROM THE COLLECTION OF GUSTAVE AND FRANYO SCHINDLER  (rockefeller01p  170/220  ROCK01)
Rockefeller, Nelson A. & Rene d'Harnoncourt. MASKS AND SCULPTURES FROM THE COLLECTION OF GUSTAVE AND FRANYO SCHINDLER. The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1966. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1966 (pb). Pp: 40; 280mm x 215mm; 0.19kg. 49 b/w. Introduction by Gustave Schindler, selected publications. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. (minor wear on wrp). The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1966. (There are brief descriptions on 115 items from the Schindler Collection. The items mainly coming from Africa with some from Oceania and Pre-historic Europe) (Keywords: Ethnology, Mer, Moa, Mubulag, Mabuiag, Muralug. Nagir, Yam, Tutu, Dauar).
Book Code: R696 SOLD - now out of stock AU$28
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Sampson, C. Garth. STYLISTIC BOUNDARIES AMONG MOBILE HUNTER-FORAGERS. Distribution of Bushman decorative pottery in southern Africa. BNo. 0-87474-838-0. First Edition, 1988. Pp: 186; 280mm x 215mm; 0.86kg. 92 b/w, 7 fig 142 maps. Preface, acknowledgments, introduction, appendix, bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1988. (This book is astudy of the valleywide distributions of Bushman (San) decorative pottery motifs on the South African central plateau) (Keywords: Archaeology, southern Africa, Bushman, San, pottery sherds).
Book Code: M303 AU$48
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Detail of wrap of  AFRICAN SCULPTURE SPEAKS  (segy01p  160/225  SEGY01)
Segy, Ladislas. AFRICAN SCULPTURE SPEAKS. Sculptured works of more than 150 West and Central African tribes. BNo. 0-306-80018-7. Fourth Edition, 1989 (1975) (pb). Pp: 14, 346; 280mm x 195mm; 0.98kg. 493 b/w, 4 maps. Note on fourth and third editions, author's note, bibliography, list, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. Da Capo Press, New York, 1989. (This book approaches African art from a multiple viewpoint - ethnological, psychological, and aesthetic. A systematic style guide analyses the characteristic features of the different styles of tribal sculpture) (Keywords: Ethnology, Bambara, Bissagos, Kissi, Mendi, Bassa, Guro, Lobi, Bron, Ewe, Ife, Igala, Bafum, Bakwele, Babunda, Mangbetu, Minungo).
Book Code: E217 SOLD - now out of stock AU$40
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Segy, Ladislas. AFRICAN SCULPTURE. With photographs by the author. BNo. 58-5485. First Edition, 1958 (pb). Pp: (vi), 34, 164; 230mm x 155mm; 0.40kg. 164 b/w, 1 map. Introduction, acknowledgment. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. Dover Publications Inc, New York, 1958. (From a group of photographs which show artefacts from over fifty tribes in West and Central Africa, the author presents a straight forward analysis of African sculpture with frequent reference to material from anthropology and history of religions) (Keywords: Ethnology, Bambara, Dogon, Toma, Dan, Ibo, Mmo, Bafo, Bakuba, Bapende).
Book Code: A101 AU$18
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Detail of wrap of MASKS OF BLACK AFRICA  by Ladislas Segy  (segy4p  150/198  SEGY04)
Segy, Ladislas. MASKS OF BLACK AFRICA. Psychology, roles, and carving styles. BNo. 0-486-23181-X. Reprint Edition, (1976) (pb). Pp: (vi), 248; 280mm x 210mm; 0.73kg. 264 b/w, 1 map. Introduction, bibliography, credits. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. Dover Publications Inc, New York, 1976. (From a group of photographs which show artefacts from over fifty tribes in West and Central Africa, the author presents a straight forward analysis of African sculpture with frequent reference to material from anthropology and history of religions) (Keywords: Ethnology, West, Central Africa, Bijogo, Baga, Marka, Kra, Senufo, Mossi, Ibo, Idoma, Ekoi, Fang, Bakwele, Batshioko).
Book Code: M385 SOLD - now out of stock AU$40
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