[Item #6132] Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Collection. Allen Wardwell.
Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Collection
Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Collection

Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Collection

ISBN: 9780295973302
Seattle, WA, USA: University of Washington Press, 1994. First Edition. Softcover. “In the first survey of Oceanic art to be published in English in two decades, Allen Wardell reviews the histories of the island groups, their settlement following migrations from Asia, their societies, and the philosophies and aesthetics that give context to the artistic styles and techniques that identify each culture. Although the presence of the sea brings some commonalities to the island cultures, the vast expanses of water separating them and centuries of isolation have led to great diversity.”--From back cover. Allen Wardell, current art consultant and former curator of primitive art at the Art Institute of Chicago, has a long and celebrated career in the realms of art history and criticism/analysis. Perhaps the greatest work in his oeuvre, Island Ancestors, includes 144 color illustrations of the most visually stunning objects from the Masco Oceanic Collection. This work introduces the general public to the complex, breathtaking, and wildly expressive art from this corner of the world and serves as the authoritative reference on the subject. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum - world travelers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books, and the dearly beloved late parents of our esteemed founder, Arthur S. Nusbaum. Large-Format Softcover: First Softcover Edition, published simultaneously with a hardcover edition, as indicated on copyright page, First Printing, as indicated by number sequence thereon. Book is in very fine condition with light smudging to front and back covers, and minor wear to fine edges. An endlessly interesting and substantially mint volume! An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the size & weight of this item. Very Fine. [Item #6132]

Price: $40.00

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