Races of Mankind

Races of Mankind

The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman

Book - 2011
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"In 1930, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History commissioned sculptor Malvina Hoffman to produce three-dimensional models of racial types for an anthropology display called the Races of Mankind. In this exceptional study, Marianne Kinkel measures the colossal impact of the ninety-one bronze and stone sculptures on perceptions of race in twentieth-century visual culture, tracing their exhibition from their 1933 debut and nearly four decades at the Field Museum to numerous reuses, repackagings, reproductions, and publications that reached across the world"--Front flap of book jacket.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9780252036248
Branch Call Number: 730.92 HOFFMAN
Characteristics: xii, 276 pages : illustrations (1 color), maps (1 color) ; 25 cm


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