Primitive art

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Peter Smith Pub Inc, 1955 - Art - 376 pages
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User Review  - Varmint - Goodreads

nice compact survey of pacific northwest native art. no longer sure about it as a work of anthropology. don't think it's used in class anymore. Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
9
The formal elements in art
17
Copyright

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About the author (1955)

Franz Boas, a German-born American anthropologist, became the most influential anthropologist of his time. He left Germany because of its antiliberal and anti-Semitic climate. As a Columbia University professor for 37 years (1899-1936), he created both the field of anthropology and the modern concept of culture. Both directly and through the influence of such students as Ruth Benedict, Melville J. Herskovits, Alfred L. Kroeber, and Margaret Mead, he set the agenda for all subsequent American cultural anthropology. Boas is the author of hundreds of scientific monographs and articles. Boas died in 1942.

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