Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A Rockefeller Collection

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Author: Newton, Douglas

Year: 1978

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf

Place: New York


363 pages with frontispiece, color plates, figures, maps and bibliography. Quarto (11 3/4" x 9") issued in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and embossed vignettes to cover. Photographs by Lee Boltin. Foreword by Andre Malraux. 1st edition.

The artistic achievements of the world's primitive societies have never been so fully revealed and superbly portrayed as in this extraordinary volume that celebrates - and shares with us - the peerless collection of Nelson A Rockerfeller. Amassed with passion and discrimination through almost fifty years, the Rockerfeller Collection encompasses every source of primitive art from Black Africa to the islands of Oceania to Precolumbian America as well as the many Indian cultures of the northern continent.


Some underlining through page 25 and in bibliography, previous owner's name on half title, page ends soiled. Jacket points lightly chipped else a very good copy in a very good to fine jacket.

SOLD 2016

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