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Pueblo Indian Pottery... with introduction and notes by Kenneth M. Chapman Curator of Indian Arts Fund and the Laboratory of Anthropology Santa Fé (New Mexico)
Nice, France: C. Szwedzicki, 1933-1936. 2 volumes, folio. (14 x 11 inches). Titles and first pages of introductions printed in red and black, half-titles, parallel text in English and French. 100 photo-lithographic plates, coloured by hand. Text stitched and plates unbound as issued, contained within two modern cloth boxes with morocco lettering-pieces. Limited editions of 750 copies signed by the publisher, volume I numbered 6, volume II numbered 56. A very rare complete set of Chapman's survey of Pueblo Indian pottery, an art which was an integral part of a 'native culture, unique among the patterns of the American Indian, [which] had its inception, and had reached its maturity, in the heart of the great southwestern area of the United States' (Introduction to vol.I) The one hundred beautiful plates depict specimens of Pueblo pottery selected from the collection of over nineteen hundred pots in the Indian Arts Fund in Santa Fé, New Mexico. Volume I gives a general introduction to the ceramic art of the Pueblo Indians of the southwestern United States, then concentrates on an overview of the pottery produced in the pueblos of Taos and Picuris, San Juan, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Cochiti, Santa Domingo and Santa Ana. This is followed by descriptions of the specific examples of the pottery shown in the plates. In volume II 'the sequence in geographical distribution of Pueblo villages is followed west, in consideration of the products of four remaining pottery making pueblos [Tsia, Ãcoma, Zuñi and Hopi] whose wares show still further variations in form and color, and in general a greater technical perfection of decoration' (Introduction).
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