Patterns that connect : social symbolism in ancient & tribal art

by Carl Schuster

Paper Book, 1996

Status

Available

Call number

N5310 .S365

Publication

New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1996.

Description

The American art historian, Carl Schuster (1904-1969), discovered a set of patterns designed by ancient peoples to illustrate their ideas about kinship. They tattooed and painted such statements on their bodies and clothing, and carved them on tools, game boards, pots, ceremonial objects, coins and other items, and carried these with them wherever they went. Through broad comparative study, Schuster decoded this iconography, which lasted over 10,000 years, crossed continents, and outlived most of the cultures that sheltered it.

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Physical description

317 p.; 29 cm

ISBN

0810963264 / 9780810963269

Barcode

34662000516671
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