Patterns that connect: social symbolism in ancient & tribal art

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Harry N. Abrams, Sep 1, 1996 - Art - 317 pages
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Travelers & scholars have long been puzzled by similarities in the arts of diverse ancient & tribal cultures. It remained for the American art historian Carl Schuster (1904-1969) to discover a set of patterns designed by ancient peoples to illustrate their ideas about kinship. Schuster succeeded in decoding this iconography, which lasted over ten thousand years, crossed continents, & outlived most of the cultures that sheltered it.

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Contents

Family Tree
13
Genealogical Patterns
79
Bodies dr Hands as Kinship Charts
131
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Carpenter, anthropoligist and the author of many books on the Inuit.

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