KERTESZ, A: Americana

Kertesz, Andre. Americana. Mayflower Books, 1979. ISBN: 0831703083. Unmarked. Some age tanning on cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#30838) $12.00

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64 pages of photographs without text. Edited by Nocilas Ducrot. Andre Kertesz (1894-1985), born Kertesz Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay.

GOTZ: Polynesian Tattoos: Past and Present

Book cover. Polynesian Tattoos: Past and PresentGotz. Polynesian Tattoos: Past and Present. Pacific Promotion Tahiti, 2006. ISBN: 2911228189. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30793) $18.00

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Polynesian tattoos are supposed to present information about the person that has the tattoo. A tattoo might reveal information about a person’s history, or about the position that they held in a tribe. If you looked at the tattoos that the people of the past wore on their bodies, you could learn a great deal about the lives that they lived. Topics include Tahiti, Easter Island, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and more.

Illustrated throughout. 50p.

ZOLBERG, VL: Outsider Art: Contesting Boundaries in Contemporary Culture

Zolberg, Vera L.; Cherbo, Joni Maya (editors). Outsider Art: Contesting Boundaries in Contemporary Culture. Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521589215. Unmarked book. Bumped edges. Blank white label on back cover. Henri Rousseau image pasted onto front end page. Very Good. Paperback. (#30707) $14.00

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Explores the historical roots of this post-modern condition and analyses the processes of attaining artistic recognition. Black-and-white illustrations.

Contributors include Anne E. Bowler, Joni Maya Cherbo, Henry C. Finney, Judy Levine, Irit Rogoff, Andras Szanto, and others. Index. Bibliography. 218p.