Best Tribal Collecting Reference Books

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Top reference books relating to the collection of Tribal artifacts and sculptures.

 
These are books that tribal collector Rick Bennet has recommended to other buyers and people who are interested in collecting tribal art, textiles, artefacts and primitive sculptures. Rick has one of the largest collections of authentic antique primitive tribal art from Indonesia, PNG, (Papua New Guinea), East Asia, South East Asia, South and West Asia, East Asia, Japan, China, Australia, Pacific Oceania, North Africa, South Africa, Fiji, Irian Jaya, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Noumea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Samoa, Micronesia, Polynesia & Melanesia. Rick's library is one of the largest of any collector ever seen. He has thousands of books and is very well read, particularly on the subject of trbial. Below is a list of some of the best Rick recommends.  Please vote yes below if you think my guide is helpful :)
 
An excellent reference for Dayak and Batak
 

The Eloquent Dead - Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia

 by Jerome A. Feldman
Publisher: Univ of California Museum of (May 1986)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0930741056
ISBN-13: 978-093074105
 
An excellent ethnographic resource that covers the entire spectrum of African and Oceanic tribal sculpture.
Tribal Sculpture: Masterpieces from Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific in the Babier-Muller Museum
Authors: Douglas Newton, Hermione Waterfield, Pierre-Alain Ferrazzini
 
 
This one is a great book as it references the tribal art in the context of the people.

Forgotten Islands of Indonesia - The art and culture of the Southeast Moluccas

Author Nico De Jonge
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Periplus Editions (November 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9625930159
ISBN-13: 978-9625930152
 
 
Regarded as the Bali bible

L'Art de l'Indonesie

Author Tibor Bodrogi
Publisher: Pan (1999)
ASIN: B000W2PC7W
Detailed in it's coverage of PNG. A fabulous book.

Oceanic Art

Author: Anthony J.P Meyer
Publisher: Konemann; illustrated edition edition (April 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3895080802
ISBN-13: 978-3895080807
 
 

Primitive Art Masterworks

 by the American Federation of Arts
Published 1974
 
 

 Indonesie et Melanesie: Art tribal et cultures archaiques des Mers du Sud 

Author: Jean Paul Barbier 
Publisher: Collection Barbier-Muller (1977)
ASIN: B001PM7W3K
 

Indonesian Primitive Art (Barbier-muller) 1874

Dallas Museum of Art ISBN:2881040055
Paperback: 169 pages
Publisher: Dallas Museum of Art (June 1984)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 2881040055
ISBN-13: 978-2881040054
 
 
 

Borneo and Beyond: Tribal Arts of Indonesia, East Malaysia, and Madagascar

Authors: M. Heppell; Paul Zach; Robyn J. Maxwell; Sai Hock Goh
 
 ISBN 10:9810011733/978981011734
 Publisher: Bareo Gallery, 1990
 

Art and Life in Polynesia 

Author: T.Barrow

1972
A H & AW Reed Ltd ISBN:00589006495
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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