African Image

Sam HASKINS

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“TO DISCARD THE DUSTY MUSEUM IMAGE”: FIRST EDITION OF SAM HASKINS’ AFRICAN IMAGE, 1967

HASKINS, Sam. African Image. New York: Madison Square Press, (1967). Quarto, original gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $650.

First American edition, with 152 black-and-white images of tribal African art and life.

“This extended photographic essay portrays the things I love in Africa and strives to discard the dusty museum image that tribal art has in the eyes of the world at large. It is not at all remote and inaccessible but a vibrant art closely associated with the daily lives of the people” (Haskins). Published the same year as the London edition.

Slight toning to top edges of cloth. Dust jacket with slight toning to spine and top edge of rear panel, mild rubbing to top edge including small crease to front flap, tape repair to verso of spine head. A near-fine copy.

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