18-pp. introductory text with detailed descriptions of plates in English and French facing, accompanying 50 full-page color reproductions of Pueblo artworks. Repaired tear to one page of text, some small tears along margins of text, some plates browned. Large folio. Boards portfolio, another illustration mounted to front cover, some rubbing. Nice (C. Szwedzicki) 1932. One of 500 copies, signed by publisher.
Between 1929 and 1952, C. Szwedzicki produced six portfolios of North American Indian art. This set contains reproductions of paintings by ten Pueblo artists: Julian Martinez, Encarnacion Peña, Abel Sanchez, Romando Vigil, Louis Roybal, Richard Martinez, Alfonso Roybal, Awa Tsireh, Miguel Martinez, and Vélina Herrera. The paintings depict spiritual and ritual ceremonies, dances, real-life and mythical creatures, and day-to-day life in the villages. Book ID: 48208