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  • INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART by De Rachewiltz, Boris.
    De Rachewiltz, Boris.
    INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: New American Library - NAL, (1966.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive introduction to all types of tribal art from all of Black Africa - including wooden sculpture, initiation masks, ivories, and miniatures in gold and bronze - one which focuses on the meaning of the art. Illustrated with more than 90 plates, some in full color. Translated from the Italian by Peter Whigham. xx, 200 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some toning to the dj.)

    Book ID: 47910
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  • Ebersole, Robert.
    BLACK PAGODA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Gainesville: University Of Florida Press, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the Orissan Hindu temples which began in the 8th century and culminated in the Temple of the Sun completed in the 13th century. After seven centuries the ruins of the Black Pagoda still stand in eastern India, and this book contains many photographs of the temple and of details of the sculpture which adorns the entire surface. Large format. Notes, bibliography, 105 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a good only dustjacket (chips to dj, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 46306
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  • WOLFGANG LAIB: Kunstmuseum Bonn - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - 1992-93 Exhibition Catalogue. by [Laib, Wolfgang] Klaus Schrenk, Donald Kuspit, and Kerry Brougher, essays; foreword by Richard Koshalek.
    [Laib, Wolfgang] Klaus Schrenk, Donald Kuspit, and Kerry Brougher, essays; foreword by Richard Koshalek.
    WOLFGANG LAIB: Kunstmuseum Bonn - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - 1992-93 Exhibition Catalogue.

    Edition: First edition.

    Bonn & Los Angeles: Kunstmuseum Bonn - Museum of Contemporary Art, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Catalogue for the 1992-93 exhibitions in Bonn and Los Angeles. Includes three essays on the work of Laib, plus 51 full-color plates. SIGNED by Laib on the title page. Bilingual edition with the text in German and English. Includes a biography, listings of solo and group exhibitions, and selected bibliography. Large square format. 145 pp. ISBN: 3-893225161.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75080
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  • MUD WOMAN:Poems from the Clay. by Naranjo-Morse, Nora.
    Naranjo-Morse, Nora.
    MUD WOMAN:Poems from the Clay.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1992). First edition - A combination of the poetry and eloquent sculpture - often humorous, blending traditional and modern styles with her own unique perspective - by this Pueblo Indian woman. Includes a section dedicated to Pearlene and her friends. Photographs of the sculpture in full color. 127 pp printed on glossy stock throughout. Sun Tracks #20. ISBN: 0-8165-12817.

    Condition: Very good (some sunning to spine, gift inscription)

    Book ID: 63765
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  • THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture. by Seidelman, Harold and James Turner.
    Seidelman, Harold and James Turner.
    THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Vancouver & Toronto / Seattle: Douglas & McIntyre / University of Washington Press, (2001.). First edition - Beautiful large format trade paperback illustrated throughout with 173 color photographs of artistically crafted Inuit sculptures, both traditional and modern. This is the first book to combine the traditional Arctic and Inuit stories and myths - origin stories, tales of great hunters, and more - with contemporary sculptures and statues. References, bibliography, index of artists and index. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-295-981415.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51407
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  • Takamura Kotaro, 1883-1956 (Translated by Hiroaki Sato.)
    CHIEKO and Other Poems of Takamura Kotaro.

    Edition: First printing.

    Honolulu, The University Press of Hawaii, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Kotaro Takamura was a renowned sculptor (in his youth he studied art in NY, London and Paris), poet, and translator; his poems for his wife Chieko, published after her death in 1938, which cover the 30 years of their relationship, from courtship, years of loving companionship, to her descent into insanity and death, are unique in Japanese literature and what makes him one of the most widely read poets in Japan. This book includes 26 poems about Chieko in the second section; in addition, the first section "The Journey" includes 58 chronologically arranged poems selected from those written throughout his life, and the final section "A Brief…

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    Honolulu, The University Press of Hawaii, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Kotaro Takamura was a renowned sculptor (in his youth he studied art in NY, London and Paris), poet, and translator; his poems for his wife Chieko, published after her death in 1938, which cover the 30 years of their relationship, from courtship, years of loving companionship, to her descent into insanity and death, are unique in Japanese literature and what makes him one of the most widely read poets in Japan. This book includes 26 poems about Chieko in the second section; in addition, the first section "The Journey" includes 58 chronologically arranged poems selected from those written throughout his life, and the final section "A Brief History of Imbelicity" is a complete translation of the 20 autobiographical poems published under that title in 1947. Frontispiece portrait. xxiv, 164 pp. ISBN: 0-8248-06891.

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    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, some underlining in the introduction, but otherwise tight and clean in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 33873
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