In this book George Kubler considers the aesthetic responses of native Americans, Europeans, and Americanists to indigenous art of the Americas. Chronicling the lives and writings of 70 historians, explorers, missionaries, archaeologists, anthropologists and art historians from 1492-1984, he focuses on how these individuals differed in their ways of evaluating Amerindian art forms, and what this reveals about the art and about the development aesthetic thought. Drawing on a variety of sources, Kubler presents the impressions of figures such as Columbus and Darwin, and includes in his discussion drawings and photographs by travellers and explorers. In this original book, Kubler's historigraphic approach should allow us to view Amerindian art from a fresh perspective.
Arts-Photography, History-Criticism, Criticism,