|Giedion, S. The Eternal Present: The Beginnings of Art. Bollingen Series, Pantheon Books, 1962. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s name stamped on edge. Unclipped dust jacket under clear, protective cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26505) $32.00
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Text of the 1957 A. W. Mellon Lecture in the Fine Arts.
More than 500 illustrations, including 20 in color.
Contents: Art: A Fundamental Experience; The Means of Expression in Primeval Art; Symbolization (consisting of The Symbol in Primeval Art, Hands as Magic Symbols; Manifold Meanings of Circular Forms, Fertility Symbols, The Great Symbols); The Human Figure (consisting of Venus Figurines, Figures Without Heads; Female and Male Reliefs; Masks and Hybrid Creatures, and Hybrid Creatures); and The Space Conception of Prehistory.