first edition Hardcover with dust jacket
1969 · Berkeley/Los Angeles
by Biebuyck, Daniel P., ed., intro.
Hardcover with dust jacket, grey cloth with gilt spine titles, 18 by 26 cm, xx 236 pp. plus a 64-page center-section of black and white illustrations. Very good with light shelf wear and a tiny name stamp on the top edge of the title page; the jacket is good with light edge wear and uneven fading on the spine and cover panels. Bookseller label for Oceanic Primitive Arts (NYC) on the rear pastedown. A collection of essays that focus "on the many aspects and sources of stylistic and functional variation within specific art areas, and on the possible role of artists, users, and critics in this matter." Included are "Judgements of Primitive Art, 1905-1965" by Robert Goldwater, "The African Artist" by William Fagg, "The Concept of Style in Non-Western Art" by Adrian Gerbrands, "Individual Artistic Creativity in Pre-Columbian Mexico" by Ignacio Bernal, "The Concept of Norm in the Art of Some Oceanian Societies" by Jean Guiart, "Creativity and Style in Africa Art" by William Bascom, and "Àbátàn: A Master Potter of the Ègbádò Yorùbá" by Roger Thompson.
(Inventory #: 3135)