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1955

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2001

  • We acquired this object.

2011

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2022

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Book Cover, Sex and Repression in Savage Society by Bronislaw Malinowski

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is lithograph on thick glossy paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

  • Book Cover, A Season in Hell
  • offset lithograph in black and red ink on off-white shiny wove paper.
  • Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.
  • 1993-31-165-3

Its dimensions are

26.7 x 21.6 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. )

It is signed

Signature printed, lower right: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, front cover center: Bronislaw Malinowski/SEX AND/REPRESSION/IN SAVAGE/SOCIETY. Printed in white ink, front cover lower center: published by the Noonday Press/Sewn-bound for durability M 15 $1.25. Printed in orange ink, front cover lower left: MERIDIAN BOOKS. Printed vertically in white ink, side cover: SEX AND REPRESSION IN SAVAGE SOCIETY MALINOWSKI; printed horizontally in white ink, side cover lower center: M 15. Printed vertically in yellow ink, side cover: MERIDIAN BOOKS. Printed in orange ink, back cover upper center: SEX AND/REPRESSION/IN SAVAGE/SOCIETY. Printed in black ink, back cover: by BRONISLAW MALINOWSKI/The first anthropologist to apply psychoanalytic/theory to the study of primitive life, Dr. Malinowski /spent many years studying native communities in the/Melanesian Islands. In this book, he analyzes the con-/stitution of the family, comparing these typical matri-/archal communities with our own patriarchal society./The first part of the volume deals with the formation/of the complex as mental by-product of the creation/of culture; the second, with complexes in Melanesian/myths, dreams, obscene language, and mental disor-/ders; the third, with the relationship between psycho-/analysis and anthropology; and the fourth, with in-/stinct and culture. In this last, the author sets forth/his views on the origin of culture, pioneering dis-/cussion in the field which Dr. Malinowski describes/as “the ‘no-specialist’s-land’ between the science of/man and that of animal.”/All Meridian Books are Smyth-Sewn for Durability.

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Book Cover, Sex and Repression in Savage Society by Bronislaw Malinowski; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph on thick glossy paper; 26.7 x 21.6 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-27

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