or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Return of the Tribal: Celebration of Body Adornment, Piercing, Tattooing, Scarification, Body Painting [Paperback]

Rufus C. Camphausen
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
RRP: 16.99
Price: 15.52 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 1.47 (9%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 14 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback 15.52  

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend 30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for 24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Return of the Tribal: Celebration of Body Adornment, Piercing, Tattooing, Scarification, Body Painting + Decorated Skin: A World Survey of Body Art + Faces of Africa: Thirty Years of Photography (Collectors (National Geographic))
Price For All Three: 46.50

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company (Sep 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892816104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892816101
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 20.1 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

The Return of the Tribal attempts to look at all types of body adornment from tribal to urban, from piercing to body painting, from scarification to tattoos, and from genital mutilation to structural modifications of the ears, legs & neck. And it does so with a cornucopia of full-color photos presented alongside a very readable text. This may well be the best book of its kind currently available. -- Alternative Publisher Review

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 10 Mar 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a one of a kind book cuntains photos(full color) like I've never seen before! If your interested in learning about body art from all over the world, this a very good place to start. Check out "Modern Primatives" by V. Vale another great book on body-art. -CADAVER
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
great book, contains great pictures to give ideas for those who are new to piercing and tattoos etcnot the bible of piercing but a good first book for the enthusiast
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Content not as good as pictures 25 Feb 2000
By Charissa S. Hamilton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book offers little more to the reader than a collection of full color photos of various forms of body art. It is nice to look at, but the content is very biased and non-scholarly. The author oftens voices his opinion about what is 'acceptable' or 'attractive', and questions people who use body modification to "take things too far". There IS a wide variety of body modification discussed and shown in the book, however, the author often repeats things he had previously stated in the book, making for very little content of value. Overall, not one of the better books on the subject. Check out Bodies of Subversion by Margot Mifflin, or The Art of the Tattoo by Ferguson & Procter for better histories of tattooing, as well as any Modern Primatives issues.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but definitely worth owning! 7 May 2004
By Heather - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
"Return Of The Tribal" is a book that delves into body adornment cross-culturally and throughout history. The book is relatively short, but is packed with great photos and content.
If you don't already own Modern Primitives, you might want to start there first. This book doesn't have as good of written content, though I personally found it to have better and more varied photography.
Overall, the book is a must-have for the library of anyone interested in body modification (either on a tribal level or in Western culture). "Return Of the Tribal" could work as a (small) coffee table book or a reference text. Short, but very sweet.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great photography and very informative 23 July 2001
By Sheena Estel Galpin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've got many books on tattooing and body piercing and I consider this one of my favourite. It looks at the possible reasons why people in the west get body decorations and compares them to the ritualistic purposes there are in tribal cultures. I like it a lot because it focuses on the ancient and traditional aspect of body piercing, tattooing and scarification. It contains excepional photographs(all colour) and goes into great depth and detail. It doesn't talk about body art in a superficial stand point but considers it as an art with a very ancient history. I feels its a very worthwhile read which i constantly reread and refer to and it never is boring.
12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 10 Mar 1999
By ferret6923@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a one of a kind book cuntains photos(full color) like I've never seen before! If your interested in learning about body art from all over the world, this a very good place to start. Check out "Modern Primatives" by V. Vale another great book on body-art. -CADAVER
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful book 24 Oct 2001
By Steven Newlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
if you want to research body modification I would suggest this and Modern Primitives. This book is rich with color photographs and indepth discriptions. A must buy for fans of the modification of flesh
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback