The reader will find a particularly successful exposition of the
connection between art and history in Prof.
D. Talbot Rice book The Background of Art (Discussion Books, ed. by
Rich. Wilson and A. J. J. Ratcliff, No. 64), London, 1939.
M C. Burkitt, "Most Primitive Art", in Early Man, London
( Ernest Benn), 1931, p. 84.
Herbert Read, The Meaning of Art, London ( Faber & Faber), 1931, pp. 39-40.
G. A. Stevens, "Educational Significance of Indigenous African
Art", in Arts and Crafts of West Africa, ed. by Sir
Michael Sadler, Oxford University Press, 1935, p. 13.
Franz Boas, Primitive Art ( Instituttet for Sammenlignende
Kulturforskning, Series B, Vol. viii); Oslo, London ( Williams &
Norgate), and Harvard University Press, 1927, pp. 155 f.
6 John Cansfield Ewers, Plains Indian Painting. A Description of
an Aboriginal American Art. Stanford University Press, Stanford
University, Cal.; Oxford University Press, 1939, p. 5.
Eric Newton, "Stamina in Painting: The Meaning of 'Finish'"
( Sunday Times, July 30, 1939).
A. L. Kroeber, Article "Primitive Art", Encyclopædia of the
Social Sciences, Vol. ii., New York ( Macmillan), 1935, pp. 226 ff.
L. Adam, "Le portrait dans l'art de l'ancienne Amérique", in Cahiers d'Art, Paris, 1930; and "L'animal dans l'art de l'ancienne
William I. Thomas, Source Book for Social Origins, Chicago, 1909, p. 610.
F. Boas (loc. cit. supra, note 5), pp. 72 f.
12 A. C. Haddon, Evolution in Art, London, 1895, p. 122; A. L.
Kroeber (note 8).
Max Schmidt, Ableitung suedamerikanischer Geflechtsmuster aus
der Technik. Zeitschrift f. Ethnologie, Vol. 36, Berlin, 1904.
Hugo Obermaier, Article "Kunst", in Reallexikon der Vorgeschichte, ed. by
Max Ebert, Vol. vii, Berlin, 1926, p. 136.
John Collier, A Primer of Art, London, 1882, p. 2.
E. Stephan, Suedseekunst, Berlin, 1907, p. 35.
A. C. Haddon (supra, note 12), p. 216. The later stages through
which alphabetic writing has passed are, according to Prof. Haddon: phonograms, i.e. graphic symbols of sounds, usually developed out of
conventionalized ideograms, which have been taken to represent
sounds instead of things; verbal signs, representing entire words; syllabic signs, denoting the composing articulations of words; and letters, representing the elementary sounds into which the syllable
can be resolved.
Reproduced by A. C. Haddon, loc. cit., p. 124. The specimen
is in the Ethnographical Museum at Berlin.
I am in agreement with the theory put forward by R. R. Marett
( The Threshold of Religion) and K. Th. Preuss that magic is not only
related to religion or its preliminary stage but in itself a form of
religion, at least in terms of anthropology. Theological terminology,
of course, is different.
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Book title: Primitive Art.
Contributors: L. Adam - Author.
Publisher: A. Lane, Penguin books.
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng.; New York.
Publication year: 1940.
Page number: 151.
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