Tribal Art Traffic: A Chronicle of Taste, Trade and Desire in Colonial and Post-Colonial Times
by Corbey, Raymond
Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), 2000. Softcover. VG clean, tight contents; art school ex-lib. copy with spine sticker, stamps on publication page and all 3 page edges; stamps/stickers on rear end paper.. Red wraps with color image and yellow/white lettering. 255 pp. with 48 bw figures. Text in English. "Tribal Art Traffic" traces the movements of hundreds of thousands of masks, statues, amulets, shields, pieces of cloth, utensils, and weapons from overseas tribal cultures to and within North Atlantic societies, in colonial and post colonial times. While the focus is on the relatively small Low Countries and their huge overseas territories, the Belgian Congo and the Netherlands East Indies, related developments in three adjacent colonial powers, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, are also covered, as are links to the United States. This book charts the means and places through which tribal objects circulated and continue to circulate: colonial trading posts, missionary posts, attics and cellars, living rooms, museums, flea markets, monasteries, auction houses, artists' studios, private collections, and art galleries. In the second part of the book dealers, collectors, and curators relate their more recent experiences with objects-in-motion. This chronicle of European taste, trade and desire sketches the emergence of a western market for tribal art in the course of the twentieth century. - googleboks.
(Inventory #: 156814)
Art, Architecture, Photography, History, Periodicals, Decorative Arts. I perform Collection Development and Appraisal Services. Our inventory occupies more than 7500 shelf feet, which means there is a fair chance we can assist you develop your collection within our specialties!
Shipping & Return Policies
S&H is complicated, so please inquire for actual rates to your location if outside the US! Minimum s&h within the US $7.50, via media mail or first class if small. Discounts on shipping for multiple items. Overseas or overnight at cost +$4 supplies and handling. Items returnable with prior notice if not as described within 7 days of delivery. Items 16 pages or less not returnable at all.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.