1949 · Batavia (Jakarta)
by Hoop, A.N.J. Th.a Th. Van Der
Batavia (Jakarta): Koninklijk Bataviaasche Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, 1949. Hardcover. Good- (Clean contents but with staining to end papers; binding bumped, causing wrinkling at tops of pages and dj by gutter. Art museum ex-lib. with spine sticker, bar code, and blind stamp). Dutch blue cloth/boards. No titling. Neon yellow dj with bw illus. and black lettering. Mylar cover. 324 pp. with 152 bw plates. Parallel text in Dutch, Indonesian (Malay), English. Includes an introduction, followed by the plates, each with a full annotation on the page opposite. The figures show geometrical, human, animal, vegetable, and other designs in an array of bw photos and line drawings. Examples are architectural, textile, wood carvings, metal work, and more. A very informative study of the beautiful, delicate ornamentation of Indonesia.
(Inventory #: 152763)