Primitive Art Of New Guinea – Sepik River Basin. – Maksic, Sava and Meskil, Paul.

Maksic, Sava and Meskil, Paul.


Publisher: Davis Publications , Inc. Massachusetts. 1973 (first edition)
ID: 48575 Categories: , , ,


Sq 8vo, 94pp. Hardcover in smooth black cloth covered board with gold gilt titles on spine and front board, in excellent condition devoid of any edge or corner scuffing with white glossy photo illustrated d/w that is in very good condition though lightly soiled on both front and rear but now protected by clear archival covering, text is also in excellent condition with no foxing or spotting and all b/w photo artwork is in a good state with unmarked attractive tan endpapers bearing maps of the Sepik River region . The primitive art of New Guinea, as represented by the superb photograph examples included from the Sepik River Basin, is a fascinating reflection of the life-style of an existing primitive society, living along an ancient waterway. Deeply respectful of the Sepik River people who played a large part in relating the stories included in the book, the authors originally donated part of the proceeds of the book sales to a health -and education fund for Sepik villagers.Each artwork is carefully described in some detail throughout. An important addition to anthropology studies of primitive peoples.