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 Detail of front cover - PREHISTORIC AND PRIMITIVE MAN  (lommel1p  150/202  LOMM01)

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Lommel, Andreas. PREHISTORIC AND PRIMITIVE MAN. Landmarks of the World's Art.

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Detail of wrap -  PRIMITIVE ART EXHIBITION - Melbourne 1943. (adam2p 148/229  ADAM02)
Adam, Leonard (introduction). PRIMITIVE ART EXHIBITION - 1943. Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1943. Pp: iv, 26; 215mm x 140mm; 0.09kg. 10 b/w, 12 fig. Foreword, acknowledgements, further reading list. A very good paperback copy with staple binding. Wrp: vg (minor rusting of staples). Stuart Taylor, Fine Printers, Melbourne, 1943. (A brief introduction to tribal art from Aboriginal Australia, Oceania, America, and Africa) (Keywords: Australian Aboriginal, Melanesia, Polynesia, Americas, Africa).
Book Code: D210 AU$20
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Adam, Leonard. PRIMITIVE ART. Africa, Asia, Oceania, Australia, and Americas. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1940 (pb). Pp: 160; 180mm x 110mm; 0.06kg. 32 b/w (pl), 38 fig. Foreword, notes, index. A good paperback copy Wrp: g. (With some browning of paper). Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1940. (This book describes the various forms which the artistic impulse has been taken among primitive peoples - from the Stone Age men who roamed the plains of Europe twenty thousand years ago, to the modern negro inventing new ways of carving the human figure) (Keywords: Tribal art, Yoruba, Baluba, Tallensi, Nilgiri, Batak, Nias, Sepik, Massim, Buka, Maori, Hawaiian, Groote Eylandt, Eskimo, Haida).
Book Code: M625 AU$10
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Anthropos Institutum (72.03). ANTHROPOS 67 - 1972 - 3/4. International Review of Ethnology and Linguistics. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1972 (pb). Pp: 337-648; 265mm x 195mm; 0.77kg. num b/w, fig & maps. Bibliographia, publicationes recentes, periodica. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor wear). Anthropos-Institut, Freiburg, 1972. (This volume contains ten papers by different authors and written in a variety of languages. Papers include: Music in Kerebe Culture (Hartwig); Wards and Working Groups in Guinaang, Bontoc, Luzon (Reid); and The Phoenix - Totemism (von Brandenstein)) (Keywords: Ethnology, linguistics, anthropology, world).
Book Code: M625 AU$10
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Detail of front wrapper of  PRIMITIVE ART - PRE-COLUMBIAN - NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN - AFRICAN  - OCEANIC  (anton1p  160/213  ANTO01)
Anton, Ferdinand et al. PRIMITIVE ART - PRE-COLUMBIAN - NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN - AFRICAN - OCEANIC. Ferdinand Anton, Frederick J. Dockstader, Margaret Trowell, and Hans Nevermann, respectively. BNo. 0-8109-1459-X. First American Edition, 1979 (1967) Pp: 526; 280mm x 220mm; 2.50kg. 302 col, 250 b/w, 9 fig, 7 maps, 4 tables. Bibliographical notes, index, photo credits. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York, 1979. (The extraordinary sophistication of the vanished Pre-Columbian civilisations are discussed; Indian tribal arts are outlined, illustrated and commented upon including Eskimo, Kwakiutl, Iroquois, Hopi, Navajo, Olmec and Mixtec) (Keywords: Ethnology, African, Montol, Songe, Pende, Senufo, Bambara, Oceanic, Melanesia, Sepik, Tami, Sulka, Micronesia, Palau, Polynesia, Marquesas, Hawaiian, Maori).
Book Code: J297 AU$110
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Detail of wrap -  THE COLLECTION VAN BAAREN  -  Volkenkundig Museum, Gerardus Van Der Leeuw  (arnoldus10p 170/244  ARNO10)
Arnoldus-Schroder, V. (editor). THE COLLECTION VAN BAAREN. Volkenkundig Museum, Gerardus Van Der Leeuw. BNo.90-8008-327-5. First Edition, 1998 (pb). Pp: 128, 48; 310mm x 210mm; 0.78kg. num col & b/w, 7 maps. Preface, acknowledgments, introduction, bibliography. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Volkenkundig Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands, 1998. (This collection includes objects of multi-continental origins from Africa, the Americas, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania) (Keywords: Ethnology, material culture, Africa, Americas, South and Southeast Asia, Oceania).
Book Code: S019 AU$48
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Christensen, Erwin O. PRIMITIVE ART. Africa, Americas and the South Seas. BNo. 55-11109. First Edition, 1955 (UK). Pp: 384; 280mm x 260mm; 2.05kg. 31 col, 348 b/w, 49 fig, 5 maps. Introduction, acknowledgments, selected bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (minor wear on dw). Thames and Hudson, London. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1955. (This book surveys all the major areas: Africa, North, Middle and South America, Australia, and the South Seas) (Keywords: Tribal art, Ife, Ekoi, Eskimo, Pueblo, Maya, Olmec, Melanesia, Marquesas, Maori, Polynesia).
Book Code: E056 AU$150
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Detail of front wrapper of  PRIMITIVE ART & SOCIETY  (forge2b  150/219)
Forge, Anthony (editor). PRIMITIVE ART AND SOCIETY. The Wener-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1967. BNo. 0-19-212953-8. First Edition, 1973. Pp: xxii, 286; 250mm x 170mm; 1.15kg. 93 col & b/w, num fig & maps. Preface, introduction, references, indexes. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (minor wear on edges on wrapper). Oxford University Press, London, 1973. (Contributors to the symposium include Edmund Leach on problems of taboo in the appreciation of primitive art, Gregory Bateson on style and grace, Raymond Firth on Tikopia headrests, and Nancy D. Munn on iconography) (Keywords: Ethnology, anthropology, Africa, Melanesia, Polynesia, Australia, Walbiri, Kilenge, Tikopia, Hopi, Gola).
Book Code: Q129 AU$260
Note: Contributors and papers are:
(1) Goldwater, Robert - Art History and Anthropology: Some Comparisons of Methodology. (2) Paulme, Denise - Adornment and Nudity in Tropical Africa. (3) Firth, Raymond - Tikopia Art and Society. (4) Dark, Philip - Kilenge Big Man Art. (5) Sieber, Roy - Art and History in Ghana. (6) Koojiman, Simon - Tapa Techniques and Tapa Patterns in Polynesia: A Regional Differentiation. (7) Dockstader, Frederick J. - The Role of the Individual Indian Artist. (8) d'Azevedo, Warren L. - Mask Makers and Myth in Western Liberia. (9) Fagg, William - In Search of Meaning in African Art. (10) Forge, Anthony - Style and Meaning in Sepik Art. (11) Munn, Nancy D. - The Spatial Presentation of Cosmic Order in Walbiri Iconography. (12) Leach, Edmund - Levels of Communication and Problems of Taboo in Appreciation of Primitive Art. (13) Bateson, Gregory - Style, Grace, and Information in Primitive Art. (14) Jones, W.T. - Talking about Art and Primitive Society.
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Garcia, Luis Pericot; John Galloway & Andreas Lommel. PREHISTORIC AND PRIMITIVE ART. Including art of: Africa, North American Indian, and Oceania. BNo. n/a. First Edition (UK), 1969 (1967). Pp: (iv), 340; 310mm x 225mm; 2.32kg. 51 col, 438 b/w & fig. Conclusion, the present, notes, bibliography, photographic credits, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Thames and Hudson, London, 1969. (In this book, which world-wide in scope, the three authors survey the birth of man's artistic sensibility in the remote past, together with the art of primitive societies which still survive. They discuss the works of art, not only from the standpoint of their aesthetic quality and their place in artistic evolution, but in relation to the magical, religious or ritual purposes which so many of them have served) (Keywords: Ethnology, Mossi, Dogon, Bakota, Zuni, Nootka, Iroquois, Melanesia, Sepik, Arnhem Land, Asmat, Polynesia, Marquesas).
Book Code: P187 AU$140
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Detail of front cover of EXPRESSIONS OF BELIEF - Masterpieces of African, Oceanic and Indonesian Art  (greub5p 150/206)
Greub, Suzanne (editor). EXPRESSIONS OF BELIEF - Masterpieces of African, Oceanic and Indonesian Art. From the Museum Voor Volkenkunde Rotterdam. BNo. 0-8478-1011-9. First Edition, 1988 (pb). Pp: 248; 305mm x 230mm; 1.39kg. 106 col, 23 b/w, 3 map. Exhibition itinerary, contributors, foreword, bibliography, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor wear on wrap). Rizzoli International Publications Inc, New York, 1988. (This book presents objects from one of the pretigious ethnological museums in Europe. The pieces come from the major tribal art areas of Africa (43), Oceania (28), and Southeast Asia (31)) (Keywords: Ethnology, Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Nkisi, Congo, Agwe Chaka, Cameroon, Melanesia, New Ireland, Malanggan, Kani, Batak, Kenyah, Kalimantan).
Book Code: P294 AU$70
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Detail of wrapper  -  ETHNOGRAPHIC PRESENTS - Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands  (hays5p 150/226  HAYS5)
Hays, Terence E. ETHNOGRAPHIC PRESENTS. Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. BNo.0-520-07745-8. First Edition, 1992. Pp: xvi, 302; 230mm x 150mm; 0.78kg. 7 b/w, 2 maps. Editor's preface, the contributors, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Studies in Melanesian Anthropology No.12. University of Califoria Press, Berkeley, 1992. (This book is an anthropological collection of seven anthropologists; Catherine H. Berndt, Ronald M. Berndt, Reo Fortune, Robert M. Glasse, Marie Reay, D'Arcy Ryan, and James B. Watson) (Keywords: Anthropology, Pacific, Melanesia, anthropologists).
Book Code: H122 AU$28
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Jung, Carl G. (editor). MAN AND HIS SYMBOLS and M.-L. von Franz, Joseph L. Henderson, Jolande Jacobi, Aniela Jaffe. BNo. 0-904-04124-7. Reprint Edition, (1964) (pb). Pp: 320; 265mm x 165mm; 0.93kg. 500 col, b/w & fig. Introduction, conclusion, notes, index, credits. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor wear on wrp). Aldus Books, London, (nd). (This book is the only attempt by the world-famous psychologist, Carl Jung, to explain to the lay reader his theory of the significance of symbolism in dreams and art and its importance of its comprehension to the full understanding of the unconscious human mind) (Keywords: Psychology, symbolism, art, world).
Book Code: N828 AU$25
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Lenars, Charles & Josette (photographs). RITUAL AND SEDUCTION The Human Body as Art. (Text by Andre Virel). BNo. 0-450-04819-5. First Edition (USA), 1980 (1979). Pp: 192; 300mm x 230mm; 1.20kg. num col. Bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. New English Library, London, 1980. (Andre Virel traces the historical, sociological, mythological, and psychological significance of adornment, with particular emphasis on the mask as a means of camouflage or transformation. This volume contains many illustrations of body decoration with the photography of Charles and Josette Lenars) (Keywords: Photography, anthropology, sociology, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Americas).
Book Code: Q017 AU$38
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Lissner, Ivar. THE LIVING PAST - The Great Civilizations of Mankind. Translated from the German by J. Maxwell Brownjohn. BNo. n/a. Third Impression, 1961 (1957). Pp: (ix), 240; 230mm x 155mm; 1.00kg. 110 b/w, 6 fig, 12 maps. Acknowledgments, list of authorities, introduction, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. (wear on cvr & dw). Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1961. (In the 1930s the author visited all places whose past history has most contributed to the present way of life. These places include: Melanesia, Polynesia and Australia) (Keywords: Cultural history, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Asia).
Book Code: C180 AU$20
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Lommel, Andreas. PREHISTORIC AND PRIMITIVE MAN. Landmarks of the World's Art. BNo. 0-600371-19-0. First Paperback Edition, 1976 (1966). Pp: 176; 285mm x 210mm; 0.65kg. 103 col, 105 b/w & fig, 1 map. Foreword, introduction, further reading list, index, acknowledgments. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (protective cover on wrap). The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, Feltham, Middlesex, 1976. (The author writes about the survival of the primitive cultures in many parts of the world and the traditionalism of their art) (Keywords: Anthropology, ethnology, traditional art, Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania).
Book Code: D165 AU$18
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Teuten, Timothy. THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO MASKS. Professional guidance to the new collector. BNo. 1-85891-201-6. Reprint Edition, 1996 (1995). Pp: 96; 295mm x 225mm; 0.69kg. 107 col. Introduction, bibliography, index, picture acknowledgments. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Random House UK Ltd, 1996. (This book has been written by a leading authority from Christie's auction house to give professional guidance to the new collector, the specialist and experienced dealer in a subject area that is still-evolving and yet to be fully codified) (Keywords: Ethnology, Africa, Pacific, Asia, Americas).
Book Code: K317 SOLD - now out of stock AU$25
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Detail of cover - HOW THE PRESENT CAME FROM THE PAST = Book One - Primitive Life (wells10p 160/196  WELL10)
Wells, Margaret E. HOW THE PRESENT CAME FROM THE PAST. Book I - The Seeds in Primitive Life. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1927. Pp: xviii, 176; 180mm x 135mm; 0.37kg. 95 fig. Preface, introduction, index. A good hardback copy. Cvr: g. (wear on cvr). The Macmillan Company, New York, 1927. (This publication was designed for school children to learn about the indigenous people of the world with sections on history and myths and legends) (Keywords: History, indigenous people, world, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: K452 AU$35
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Detail of cover - EXPLORING WORLD ART (welsch03p 155/204  WELS03)
Welsch, Robert L.; Eric Venbrux & Pamela Sheffield Rosi. EXPLORING WORLD ART. A collection of ethnographic case studies. BNo.1-57766-405-1. First Edition, 2006 (pb). Pp: x, 403; 235mm x 175mm; 0.66kg. num b/w. Preface, contributors. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Waveland Press Inc, Illinois, 2006. (The contemporary visual arts of non-Western peoples are increasingly part of a capitalistic, global art world with diverse gatekeepers, tastes, venues, individuation of artists, and hybrid sources of inspiration. In this collection, ethnographic case studies from around the globe are used to examine the contemporary art world, from both local and comparative global perspectives) (Keywords: Indigenous contemporary art, non-Western peoples, Africa, Australia, New Guinea, India, Americas, Zapotee, engaging tradition and change).
Book Code: U332 AU$75
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