Battiss, Walter W., with G. H. Franz, J. W. Grossert and H. P. Junod – The Art of Africa


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(Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1958)

8vo; cloth-backed illustrated papered boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 140; tipped-in polychrome frontis. illustration; full-page and text illustrations throughout; maps. Dustwrapper somewhat sunned and edgeworn torn at tail of spine; bottom edges of boards a bit bumped; previous owner’s name on front free endpaper; a little light foxing. Good condition. ‘Four authors each an authority on certain branches of African native art and crafts teamed together to produce this book. The Art of Africa” purports to provide a background of understanding to the ethnological environmental and inspirational sources of indigenous African art. Against this background appears in the form of drawings by the authors and by Madame Lucy Jaques Rosset visual representation of some hundreds of the objets d’art themselves supported by accurate and descriptive text.'”