ART STYLES OF THE PAPUAN GULF.
The Museum of Primitive Art.
BNo.: n/a. First Edition, 1961.
Pp: 100; 285mm 220mm; 0.76kg. 265 b/w & fig, 2 maps.
Acknowledgments, introduction, references, catalogue of exhibition.
A very good copy in dust wrapper.
The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1961.
(The numerous cultures of the Papuan Gulf originated many different styles,
all notable for their demonic vitality allied to intense sophistication of design.
In this book the author describes the elaborate ritual life which has been the background
of most of the art, and analyses the peoples' approach to both)
(Keywords: Ethnology, cultural anthropology, Pacific, Melanesia,
New Guinea, Kerewa, Moguru, Bamu, kauvai, Gogodara, Gogodala).