Asmat Images from the collection of the Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress
Publisher: Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress
Date Published: 1985
Edition: Bilingual text
Book Id: 26689
198pp. Octavo [24 cm] Black and white illustrated wraps. Good only. The covers are mildly soiled, rubbed and scratched. The rear cover is rippled, and the pages throughout the second half of the text are heavily moisture rippled.
From the Forward- "To appreciate Asmat art one is obliged to obtain an understanding of the environment and the milieu from which the artist arises. Although the land of Asmat might be misconceived by some as a congenial sunny place of ease, the very opposite is true. The environment is harsh, an alluvial swamp, barely bobbing above sea level, and almost constantly inundated by daily tides and heavy rainfall. Mud is a consistent bane to life. The jungles overgrown by huge trees, bushes, and entangled thorn vines, are exceedingly difficult to trek through."