In the preface, Professor Lips tells of his unhappy experiences in modern Germany, and one gets the reflection in the text...

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THE SAVAGE HITS BACK

In the preface, Professor Lips tells of his unhappy experiences in modern Germany, and one gets the reflection in the text of this book, sub-titled The White Man through Native Eyes. An interesting and definitely arresting angle on savage art, and particularly on the savage's interpretation of the white man and his customs and possessions. When Europe went to savage races, Europeans brought back the savage interpreted as a European; the savages on the other hand, saw the Europeans in reverse, with same humor, some satire and an odd sort of friendliness. The research has been done with really primitive people, Negroes, Eskimos, and so on. Some of the anecdotes are refreshing, many amusing, and a great many misconceptions as to savage and primitive art are removed in the course of his work. More than 200 illustrations in the book, many with high artistic quality. A contribution to the study of art and of races.

Pub Date: Sept. 14, 1937

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Publisher: Yale

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1937