Art: Dark Mirrors

Aside from astronomers and geologists, who pay mankind little regard, anthropologists have perhaps the longest view of human history. For many a modern artist and thinker, anthropological researches into primitive cultures have refreshed the past, illuminated the present, enriched Man's theory of himself. This week one of the most brilliant living anthropologists, London's Bronislaw Malinowski, introduced to U. S. readers an emigre German professor's study of primitive art as "one of the first contributions to real anthropology . . . the only objective, clear and telling documentation of native opinion on...

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