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American Indian, African, and Oceanic Art. New York Sotheby's: April 29-30, 1983. This auction was about two-thirds American Indian art & artifacts. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 100 pages, 601 lots, many black & white and several color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33988
Price: $ 25.00       




Cultures of the Sun and the Snow -Indian and Eskimo Art of the Americas / Cultures du Soleil et de la Neige - l'art des Indiens et des Esquimaux du Continent Americain. City of Montreal/Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: 1973. The catalog to an exhibition of the arts of the North American Eskimo, and the natives of Peru and Mexico, drawn form the Montreal museum of Fine Arts noted collections. Each item is illustrated and fully described. French/English text. Softcover. 9"x9", 87 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, several pen marks.

Inventory #: 34570
Price: $ 35.00       




Fine American Indian Art. New York Sotheby's: November 28, 1989. This auction included property from the collections of Edwin Janss, Jr., E.L. King, Jr., the Nature Conservancy, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Newberry Library, the Peggy & Paul Rabut Collection, the Traphagen School Museum, and several other private collections. Softcover. 8""x10.5", about 125 pages, 453 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33974
Price: $ 25.00       




Fine American Indian Art. New York Sotheby's: May 21, 1996. This auction included a collection of miniature baskets, Plains beadwork, several Lakota pictograph muslins, an early pair of Huron moosehair-embroidered moccasins, and much more. Softcover. 8""x10.5", about 125 pages, 472 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear. Prices realized sheet.

Inventory #: 33973
Price: $ 25.00       




Fine American Indian Art. New York Sotheby's: May 26, 1999. This sale included the Grant & Marlene Wilkins Collection and the Ralph W. Velich Collection of Plains Indian Clothing & Artifacts. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 236 pages, 574 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33925
Price: $ 40.00       




Important American Indian Art including the Lucille and Marshall Miller Collection. New York Sotheby's: November 30, 1999. A very fine selection of native American art and artifacts. Softcover. 8""x10.5", about 150 pages, 493 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33983
Price: $ 25.00       




Important American Indian Art. New York Sotheby's: June 4, 1997. This auction included the Mary Dahl Collection of Indian Dolls, as well as property from the collections of Adelaide Demenil, the Karl May Museum, George Horace Lorimer, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Wellman Collection, and private collectors in California, Canada, England and New York. Softcover. 8""x10.5", about 150 pages, 433 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Prices realized sheet. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33982
Price: $ 25.00       




Important American Indian Art. Including Property from the Collection of Stanley and Linda Marcus. New York Sotheby's: December 2, 1998. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 276 pages, 658 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33924
Price: $ 40.00       




Negro African Art. The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams. The Detroit Institute of Arts: 1966. A fine collection of carvings and masks from Mali, Upper Volta, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, and the Ivory Coast. 22 objects are illustrated. An uncommon catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x8.5", 24 pages, black & white illustrations. Some wear & soil.

Inventory #: 35619
Price: $ 40.00       




Pre-Columbian and American Indian Art. New York Sotheby's: May 17-18, 2000. Includes the Jim Jennings Collection of Contemporary Southwestern Ceramics, and the June Bedford Collection of Northwest Coast Art. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 284 pages, 761 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33926
Price: $ 35.00       




Sitka, as the Raven Sees It, Vol. V. Sitka, no date. Alaska and Northwest Indian-related poetry and art by students at the Blatchley Junior High School in Sitka, Alaska, the fifth volume in a continuing series. Softcover. 7"x8.5", 59 pages, black & white illustrations, tipped-in woodblock print, tipped-in collagraph print. Light soil.

Inventory #: 35425
Price: $ 40.00       




The American Southwest and Its Native People. Palm Springs Desert Museum: 1986. Selected paintings from the Santa Fe Collection of Southwestern Art at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, mostly from the early to mid 20th century. Some artifacts were also include, but are not described in the catalog. Softcover. 8"x8", 72 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35418
Price: $ 40.00       




Anderson, Duane. When Rain Gods Reigned. From Curios to Art at Tesuque Pueblo. Santa Fe Museum of New Mexico Press: 2002. "Rain gods and their relatives developed out of an earlier tradition of larger hollow clay figurines, the earliest of which was collected at Tesuque Pueblo in 1879. They continue to be produced at Tesuque Pueblo to this day, constituting the longest continuous figurative art tradition in the Southwest. This book traces the evolution of the rain god from tourist art to Indian self-identity and self-expression. Importantly, it studies a popular form that has heretofore failed to earn the serious attention of scholars and collecting institutions and further the discourse on how art is defined and valued". Softcover. 9"x10", 143 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35022
Price: $ 20.00       




Barnard, Nicholas. Living with Decorative Textiles. Tribal Arts from Africa, Asia and the Americas. New York Doubleday: 1989. An engaging history/collecting-decorating guide to understanding, using & displaying ethic textiles. Chapters include- origins - Function - Materials & Techniques - Decorative Hangings - Unusually Decorative - Decorative Floor Covers - Sources and Services. Hardcover. 10"x10.5", 192 pages, color, black & white and line illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35171
Price: $ 35.00       




Barradas, Dr. Jose Perez de. 80 Masterpieces from the Gold Museum. Bogota Banco de la Republica: 1954. The catalog to a traveling loan exhibition of 80 superb examples of pre-Columbian goldwork from the Museo del Oro in Columbia. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 20 pages of text plus 4 color and 76 black & white plates. Light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 33858
Price: $ 25.00       




Berzock, Kathleen Bickford. For Hearth and Altar: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection. Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press: 2005. "Using techniques that have been passed down through generations, African potters craft their wares by hand and fire them in the open to create vessels of amazing durability. Illustrated with more than 160 color photographs and maps, this book presents a group of virtuoso African ceramics collected by printmaker and professor Keith Achepohl over 20 years. The origins of these splendid objects range from the 3rd to the late 20th centuries and span the African continent." Hardcover. 10.5"x11.5", 203 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine.

Inventory #: 34538
Price: $ 50.00       




Bird, Allison. Heart of the Dragonfly. The Historical Development of the Cross Necklaces of the Pueblo and Navajo Peoples. Avanyu Publishing: 1992. A scholarly and exhaustive study of the Native American cross necklace -the cross being a form used by Native Americans of the southwest well before the Christian Spanish arrived there. The examples shown were drawn exclusively from private collections, and illustrate examples not normally accessible to the general public. There are also many period photographs showing cross necklaces of the 1880-1950 period. An important study of Native American design and culture. Softcover. 9"x12", 173 pages, some color and many black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34462
Price: $ 300.00       




Blauer, Ettagale. African Elegance New York Rizzoli: 1999. This lovely book "captures the essence of traditional style as it is reflected in the arts and crafts of the African continent. From elaborate beaded jewelry to beautifully carved wooden vessels, it provides a superb visual record. Drawing upon many years of experience and travel in Africa, the author describes how objects are used in traditional ceremonies and rituals. From the vibrant, carved coffins of Ghana and the treasures made by sixteenth century Benin metalsmiths to sleek studies in serpentine crafted by Shona sculptors of Zimbabwe, this book reveals how people display themselves, communicate with each other, and tell stories based on the time-honored ideas about beauty and design". Hardcover. 10"x13", 176 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition.

Inventory #: 33192
Price: $ 45.00       




Blier, Suzanne Preston. Beauty and the Beast. A Study in Contrasts. New York Tribal Arts Gallery: 1976. The catalog which accompanied a loan exhibition of Nigerian masks representing the Beauty and Beast masquerade theme of south-eastern Nigeria. The masks were drawn from several private collections, and Suzanne P. Blier wrote the accompanying essay. Softcover. 9"x6", 14 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil, the Gallery's address change sticker and a former owner's embossure stamp on the title page.

Inventory #: 34569
Price: $ 20.00       




Brody, J.J. Indian Painters & White Patrons. Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press: 1971. An important study which examines the effects of white patronage on native American artists from the late 19th century until the founding of the American Institute of Indian Arts in 1962. By comparing Indian pictorial compositions and traditions from earlier times to art of the later periods, Brody concludes that white aesthetics and preferences had more affect on the resulting art than had previously been realized. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 238 pages, 8 color plates and 92 black 7 white plates, dust jacket. Jacket rubbed.

Inventory #: 34948
Price: $ 100.00       




Brody, J.J. & Rebecca Allen. Beauty from the Earth: Pueblo Indian Pottery from the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania: 1990. "Illustrated with 35 color and 98 black and white images, this exhibit catalog from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology describes 104 pieces of ancient southwestern pottery. Art historian J.J. Brody traces the development of pottery from the prehistoric Anasazi through modern Pueblo peoples. A section on pottery technology looks at different types of clays and details the pottery making process. Rebecca Allen contributes an essay on the history of the Museum's southwestern collection, providing insights into the personalities of the collectors and the ways their personal tastes affected the contents of their collections". Softcover. 9.5"x8.5", 99 pages, black & white and color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 95128
Price: $ 12.50       




Brose, David S., James A. Brown & David W. Penney. Ancient Art of the American Woodland Indians. Harry N. Abrams, in association with the Detroit Institute of Arts: 1985. The catalog to an important loan exhibition of early Northeastern American Indian art of the Late Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods. The exhibition included stone, wooden, metal and ceramic objects, beautifully photographed. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 240 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35200
Price: $ 35.00       




Butterwick, Kristi. Heritage of Power. Ancient Sculpture from West Mexico. The Andrall E. Pearson Family Collection. Yale University Press / Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2004. "Created to acknowledge many of life's important events, the ceramic sculpture of the western region of Mexico from 2,000 years ago is noted for its variety, spontaneity, and the overwhelming presence of the human image. Heroes, houses, and ancestor pairs are rendered in three dimensions to give visual substance to prominent members of society and their significant activities on behalf of community and family, as well as to honor their forebears. Placed in major tombs, the sculptures commemorate the high social position, personal power, and wealth of the deceased. This catalogue focuses on more than 40 works from the three major west Mexican regions-Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit-and represent the primary style groups of Comala, Ameca-Ezatl_n, and Ixtl_n del Rio. The sculptures date between 300 B.C. and A.D. 400 and include depictions of birds and animals". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 96 pages, 62 color and 12 black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35342
Price: $ 19.95       




Chance, Norman A. The Eskimo of North Alaska. New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1966. A scholarly study of the Innupiat and their modern lives (as of the 1960s)- Growing Up - Making a Living - Village Life - Cultural Values - Dynamics of Change. Part of the Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology series. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 107 pages, several line illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33608
Price: $ 12.50       




Cirillo, Dexter. Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions. New York Rizzoli: 2008. "This gorgeously illustrated book features 85 jewelers from the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo peoples. Most of the artists presented are of the generation of jewelers to emerge within the past two decades, infusing Native American jewelry with novel designs, techniques, and use of materials. Interviews with the artists describe the history of the cultural traditions behind the jewelry, making this a book for both experienced and novice collectors as well as those interested in striking jewelry design". Hardcover. 10"x10.5", 240 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 95188
Price: $ 25.00       




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