Sleeping Beauties. The Jerome L. Joss Collection of African Headrests at UCLA
first edition Softcover
1993 · Los Angeles
by Dewey, William J.
Los Angeles: Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1993. First edition. Softcover. g. Quarto. 215pp. Original color photo-illustrated wrappers with white lettering on cover and spine. Vignette on endpapers. Frontispiece photograph. Profusely illustrated with striking in-text color and b/w photographs. Headrest are a superb study of the marriage of form and function. The William J. Loss collection consists mostly of African and smaller groupings form Asia and Oceania. William J. Dewey is one of the few scholars to probe the complexity of headrests as an integral part of his field research to elucidate the social, spiritual, and political dimensions of them. Wrappers rubbed, blind stamp on front endpaper. Book block yellowed in margins, not affecting images. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ condition. (Inventory #: 35123)