"Animal Style" Art from East to West
by Bunker, Emma C. et al.
The Asia Society Inc. / New York Graphic Society Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. G+ (Slight soiling to book block edges; surfaces are crisp and clear.). Crimson cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt letters & decoration on front cover, orange dust jacket, 186 pp., many BW illus. and some color plates. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition that offers "a clearer understanding of the term 'Animal Style,' its local characteristics, and the people who employed it ... The catalogue proper is devoted to the artistic aspect of the pieces, their chronological sequence and stylistic relationships. Many spectacular examples ideally sutied for this study were not available for the exhibition, but a brief survey of the major development of Animal Style art has still been possible. Most of the objects selected are actual Animal Style objects, made for or by one of the innumerable nomadic Euro-Asian tribes. Other material has been introduced to indicate the soruce or continuation of certain motifs and styles/" (p. 13). (Inventory #: 140954)