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1 Brody, J. J. Indian Painters & White Patrons
Albuquerque University of New Mexico 1971 First Edition, First Printing 
Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Fully-bound in ivory cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in red. Quarto. Red endpapers. 238pps., with eight full-color plates, 92 black-and-white illustrations, and two maps. There is a light touch of dustspotting atop the textblock. Also, the original owner's nameplate is neatly affixed to the front pastedown. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Absolutely no reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light rubbing wear to the extremities and the gutters; a 1 1/2' closed tear, with corresponding creases, is at the bottom of the front panel. The original price of $15.00 is intact on the front flap. Overall a very nice copy of this scarce issue.

'...In this major work of criticism in art and social history, Dr. Brody demonstrates that modern Indian painting has been, until 1962, not a truly native expression derived from aboriginal forms but merely a passive response to White paternalism. He deflates the notion that this is a true primitive art form and presents a much needed chronology of the relationship between Indian and White in the revival of an Indian art form in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has been, according to Dr. Brody, an art produced by Indians for Whites, an invention rather than a revival, with little or no relationship to earlier pictorial modes and functions among the Indians...'

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