Collecting Tribal Art: How Northwest Coast Masks and Easter Island Lizard Men Become Tribal Art

By: Rosman, Abraham

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Why did Cubists prefer African sculpture, while Dadaist and Surrealists preferred the arts of Pacific Islanders and American Indians of the Northwest Coast? Collecting Tribal Art answers this question, and will explain how sixteenth century "artificial curiosities" became ethnographic curiosities, then Primitive Art, and also explains Tribal Art. The main focus of the book is on the contemporary "social world of collecting Tribal Art" - collectors, dealers, museums, and entrepots where Tribal Art is exchanged including the competition among dealers and collectors to find the finest pieces, and the thrill of finding a rare treasure hidden among bric-a-brac.

Title: Collecting Tribal Art: How Northwest Coast Masks and Easter Island Lizard Men Become Tribal Art

Author Name: Rosman, Abraham

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Infinity Publishing:

ISBN Number: 074148059X

ISBN Number 13: 9780741480590

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780741480590

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