Hardcover. New York, Thomas Yoseloff, 1st, 1960, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 175 pages. Hardcover. 131 Illustrations, 16 color plates. Top corner bump, causing a light crease to pages at upper corner. Otherwise very good, clean. Dust jacket with light edge wear, chipping, mild soil.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 607 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The Benue River Valley is the source of some of the most abstract, dramatic, and inventive sculpture in sub-Saharan Africa. A vast region, the Valley extends from the heart of present-day Nigeria eastward to its border with Cameroon, and is home to a large number of ethnic and linguistic groups, all of whom have produced sculptures that are remarkable for their variety. This book brings together figurative wood sculptures and ceramic vessels, masks, and elaborate bronze and iron regalia drawn from public and private collections in Europe and the United States, selected to exemplify important typologies within the region, along with many historical photographs. The 18 contributors demonstrate that the stylistic tendencies were constantly evolving due to cultural exchanges, mutual influences, and other points of contact in an area that like the Benue River itself was historically in a state of flux. These objects speak to us not only through their superb formal qualities but also through the circumstances of their being rooted in a turbulent past, situated between war and colonization.
Hardcover. NY, Prestel, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, still in publisher'd shrinkwrap. This volume, on a unique and wide-ranging collection of figural sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa, examines not only each distinctive piece, but also how these works of art express value systems and cultural relationships both inside and outside Africa. The Richard H. Scheller Collection, presented in this book and on display at the de Young in San Francisco, offers a diverse portrait of sub-Saharan African sculpture. More than 100 distinct ethnic groups from more than 20 present-day countries are represented by works of art spanning several centuries and encompassing a broad array of styles. These objects represent ancestors, express community values, and serve religious and ceremonial purposes. Beautifully photographed in natural light, the sculptures range in style from classic and iconic to rare and unusual. The geographical breadth of the collection and the variations in the depictions will allow readers to explore both the histories and formal qualities of the genre. Texts by leading scholars enhance the understanding of 122 objects, alongside essays on major sculptures and themes. Writings on the scientific testing of pieces and the process of photographing the works round out this volume that expands our understanding of African figurative art.
Hardcover. Paris, Editions Charles Massin & Cie, 1st French, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 176 pages. Illustrated with primarily black & white photographs. Darkening to endpapers. Black calf leather with raised bands on spine. Title in gilt on spine. Clean, tight copy. 16 color plates out of 131 total illustrations. Includes bw map. Text in French, translated from the original German by Maurice Muller-Strauss. The art of the central-latitude countries of the African continent. Includes (as named at the time of publication) Angola, Cameroun, Belgian Congo, Lower Congo, Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Dahomey, Gabon, French Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, French Sudan, Togo, and Tanganyika. Map at back shows/lists these countries/territories, regional rivers, and local tribes.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Price-clipped dust jacket. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf. Light soil to top pages, abrasion on title page. Black and white pictures throughout, some color.
Hardcover. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 152 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, and recorded the liberation of Buchenwald at the end of WWII. In 1949, Life sent her to South Africa to take photographs in a country that was becoming racially polarized by white minority rule. Life published two photo-essays highlighting Bourke-White's photographs, but much of her South African work remained unpublished until now. Here, these stunning photographs collected by Alex Lichtenstein and Rick Halpern offer an unparalleled visual record of white domination in South Africa during the early days of apartheid. In addition to these powerful and historically significant photographs, Lichtenstein and Halpern include two essays that explore Bourke-White's artistic and political formation and provide background material about the cultural, political, and economic circumstances that produced the rise and triumph of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa. This richly illustrated book brings to light a large body of photography from a major American photographer and offers a compelling history of a reprehensible system of racial conflict and social control that Bourke-White took such pains to document.
Softcover. NY, Universe, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, unpaginated (approx. 110 pages), illustrated in color throughout. A catalog for an exhibition organized by Peter T. Tunney which first ran in Milan in 1997. One-page Introduction by Beard, essay by Owen Edwards. Extremely scarce. Color illustrated wraps, like new condition.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, Taschen, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 336 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. This book brings together Salgado's photos of Africa in three parts. The first concentrates on the southern part of the continent (Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia), the second on the Great Lakes region (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya), and the third on the Sub-Saharan region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Ethiopia). Texts are provided by renowned Mozambique novelist Mia Couto, who describes how today's Africa reflects the effects of colonization as well as the consequences of economic, social, and environmental crises.
Hardcover. New York, Sirecox, 2nd pr., 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 243 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Color photographs throughout. Illustrated with color photographs by Jose Luis Gonzalez Grande. Translation by Louis Bourne. Foreword by Sam K. Sebagereka, Minister for Tourism and Wildlife of Uganda. Preface by Luis Yanez-Barnuevo. A photographic safari of Uganda.