BUTTERFIELD: Butterfield and Butterfield Tete-Beche: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts / North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art (May 11, 1998)

Butterfield and Butterfield Tete-Beche: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts / North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art (May 11, 1998). Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30902) $20.00

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Tete-Beche catalog for May 11, 1998 in San Francisco. One volume is Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts and the other is North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art. Beautifully illustrated. 70p.

While the term “dos-a-dos” is sometimes used to refer to a single volume in which two texts are bound together, with one text rotated 180° relative to the other, such that when one text runs head-to-tail, this type of binding is actually a tete-beche from the French meaning “head-to-toe”.

KENT, KP: The Story of Navaho Weaving

Kent, Kate Peck. The Story of Navaho Weaving. Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, 1965. Unmarked. A few spots on the cover. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30816) $12.00

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Maps. Color plates. Black and white drawings. References. 48p. An intensive study and analysis on the museum’s collection of Navaho textiles.

MOMA: “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern

"Primitivism" in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, cover “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern. New York: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 1984. Unmarked. Very Good. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). (#29616)

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Booklet for September 27, 1984-January 15, 1985 exhibition curated by William Rubin and Kirk Varnedoe. Sponsored by Philip Morris Incorporated. Measures 6×8 inches. 24p. B/W illustrations throughout.

Michael Brenson of the New York Times called this “an immensely important show,” noting that the “relationship between modern and tribal art is so loaded that trying to sort it out means asking the most charged questions about 20th-century art and life.”

"Primitivism" in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, inside pages