Man as Art New Guinea
Kirk, Malcolm

New York: Studio Book the Viking Press, 1981. F 141 pages; dated in the year of publication, signed and inscribed on the title page by the photographer, his first book "15 Nov. 1981 for Lou, on his 50th birthday Malcolm Kirk"; Introduction by Andrew Strathern; illustrated in color, black and white with this artists' work in New Guinea; (from the jacket information): "...Over the past thirteen years Malcolm Kirk spent many months living with various tribes in New Guinea, gaining sufficient trust to be allowed to photograph them in tribal dress...reveal the extraordinary painted facial patterns of warriors and ceremonial figures but also capture the presence of the mysterious New Guinean personalities behind the masklike exteriors. Sixty-two fascinating portraits are reproduced in full color, accompanied by thirty duotone photographs of little-known and rarely seen New Guinean carved masks..."; each of the photographs with explanatory text; very large format, approx. 14 1/4" x 12 1/2" size; light wear to the dustjacket, price clipped; photographs arresting in their intensity; especially interesting as signed. Very Good H (Item ID: 19351)


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