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Tribal Art: The Essential World Guide (Antique Collector's Guide) Hardcover – 6 Apr 2006

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (6 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405312890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405312899
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 2.1 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,023,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘This exciting work...gives us a fascinating insight into the art, lifestyles, beliefs and ceremonies of different peoples across the world.’ -- Collect it! 1 April, 2006

About the Author

Judith Miller started collecting antiques in the late 1960s while studying at Edinburgh University. Her knowledge of antiques grew and in 1979 she was co-founder of the international best-selling Miller's Antiques Price Guide. Judith has published more than 100 books on antiques and interiors and, in 2001 she began an exciting new venture with DK to build an extensive full-colour range of titles on antiques and collectables. Judith is a regular lecturer and contributor to newspapers and magazines and has hosted several TV shows on antiques and auctions. She lives in London with her husband and three children.

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Exactly as described. A little longer in delivery than expected by nothing excessive.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b22d384) out of 5 stars 10 reviews
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HASH(0x9b249510) out of 5 stars I'm an artist 17 May 2007
By Trina Krieger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I wanted to look to the art of the past to inform my art now. This book has been very helpful, in that it has so very many photographs of tribal artwork. I especially love the masks and the symbolism involved, and I wish there were even more of this book! I want more pottery, more masks, more everything. There really is a lot of information in this book, though, so I shouldn't complain. It would be great for collectors of tribal art, which is what it's meant to be.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b5a7234) out of 5 stars Not a good book on tribal arts 29 Mar. 2012
By David Norden - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Written by Judith Miller this book is not a good resource if you want to know the tribal art market. First the book contains plenty of objects that are not genuine, second the mentioned prices are not accurate and many descriptions contains errors, also many of these objects prices are just estimates from auction houses, and often these objects where even not sold. Also some of the mentioned prices are inflated, and many of the objects in this books are unsold dealers objects, they just added the price they wanted, not the prices the objects really sold for. The concept of this book relates to a much better one from Mr. Bacquart The Tribal Arts of Africa if you are interested in prices you'd better look on the result list of objects at auction houses like Sotheby's Christie's, Lempertz or Bonhams, just to name a few.
HASH(0x9b525a14) out of 5 stars Wonderful overview 13 May 2014
By Michael Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
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I frequently get to visit Papua New Guinea, and other parts of Oceania, and am blown away by the wood-carvings and other folk art of the region. I once brought a shield back from Watam, at the entrance to the Sepik - dressed it up in surfboard cover, and the airlines accepted it as one of my pieces of luggage.
Anyway, I bought this book primarily as a guide to PNG art, but find myself delving into other sections. The pictures and descriptions are top notch. The indicated prices are unbelievable, although I guess I wouldn't know "museum quality" if it fell on my foot. Still, it makes me feel really happy about the knick-knacks I bring home.
HASH(0x9b5a79f0) out of 5 stars Not Impressed 23 April 2014
By Ronald West - Published on Amazon.com
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This book need to be larger to thoroughly cover the subject. It was hard to tell just by seeing the cover.
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HASH(0x9b249abc) out of 5 stars Tribal Art: The Essentail World Guide (Antique Collector's Guide) 16 Oct. 2009
By J. Cardona - Published on Amazon.com
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Tribal Art: The Essential World Guide (Antique Collector's Guide) Here is a great African Art Hardcover which I give an A+ + +. Its informative and most interesting book to own if you are a collector of African and Oceanic Art. Thanks, John
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