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Primitive art

Author: Franz Boas
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1955.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Dover edView all editions and formats
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The book is a definitive analysis of the fundamental traits of primitive art, covering the formal element in art, representative art, symbolism, style, literature, music and the dance. Among its illustrations are examples of Indian embroidery, paleolithic paintings, woven blankets, wing and tail designs, totem poles, hats, cutlery, painted boxes, earthenware, baskets and many other primitive objects and motifs.
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Genre/Form: Folk literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942.
Primitive art.
New York : Dover Publications, 1955
(OCoLC)560743739
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Boas
ISBN: 0486200256 9780486200255
OCLC Number: 512653
Notes: Illustrations on lining papers.
Description: 372 pages, [15] pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The formal elements in art --
Representative art --
Symbolism --
Style --
The art of the Northwest coast of North America --
Primitive literature, music, and dance.
Responsibility: Franz Boas.

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The book is a definitive analysis of the fundamental traits of primitive art, covering the formal element in art, representative art, symbolism, style, literature, music and the dance. Among its illustrations are examples of Indian embroidery, paleolithic paintings, woven blankets, wing and tail designs, totem poles, hats, cutlery, painted boxes, earthenware, baskets and many other primitive objects and motifs.

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