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The backgrounds of African art

Melville J. Herskovits

The backgrounds of African art

by Melville J. Herskovits

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Published in [Denver .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Art, African.,
    • Blacks in Africa.,
    • Africa -- Civilization.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Melville J. Herskovits ... Three lectures given on the Cooke-Daniels Lecture Foundation, in conjunction with an exhibition of African art assembled by the Denver Art Museum, January and February, 1945.
      SeriesCooke-Daniels lecture series
      ContributionsDenver Art Museum.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsN7380 .H4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p.
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6498815M
      LC Control Number46006069
      OCLC/WorldCa3341905

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