Historical relations . Political divisions . The religious and social basis of Negro sculpture. Materials and techniques . The place of the artist in society. General characteristics . Figures and masks. Regional and tribal styles: West Africa ; The West Guinea coast; The Central Guinea coast ; The East Guinea coast ; The Benin style; The Ife style ; Ibo, Ibibio and Ekoi styles ; Cameroons ; Central Africa . Contemporary art .
|II ALASKA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST60|
Alaska and the Eskimo: Beliefs ; Eskimo art . Northwest Pacific coast Indian art: Country and tribes; The psychological background; General characteristics ; Totem poles and house posts ; Masks ; Figures ; Drawing and painting ; Blankets ; Utensils . Recent and contemporary art.
|III THE UNITED STATES: FORESTS, PLAINS AND DESERTS105|
Physical environment and religious beliefs . The historical background. General characteristics . The Eastern woodlands ; sculpture and pottery: Masks. The Great Plains: Plains Indian painting; Quillwork and beadwork . The arts and crafts of the Southwest: Petroglyphs; Mural painting ; Navaho sand painting ; Prehistoric pottery ; Contemporary pottery ; Pueblo and Plains Indian sculpture; Basketry ; Weaving ; Masks and Kachinas ; Silver . Contemporary Indian painting .
|IV MEXICO AND THE ANDEAN REGION157|
Countries and peoples . The historical background . Religious beliefs. Magic versus art . General characteristics . Regional styles. Tarascan clay figurines . Maya art: Old Empire sculpture; Work in stucco ; New Empire sculpture ; Painting ; Drawing ; Pottery ; Wood carving ; Jades . The Olmec style . The Zapotec style