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Yesterday is Tomorrow
NY, Crown, (1965). The autobiography of "the most renowned woman sculptor of modern times," creator of the Races of Mankind exhibit, commissioned by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago in the early 1930s to be "the finest racial portraiture the world as ever seen." Hoffman, who had studied for four years with Auguste Rodin, traveled the world for five years to create the 104 bronze and marble sculptures for the Hall of Man: the exhibit continued for 30 years before being dismantled in the 1960s. A retrospective was done several years ago, while emphasizing the ensuing changes to our scientific and cultural conceptions of race. This copy is inscribed by Hoffman. Staining to the edges of the text block, thus only a very good copy, in a very good, modestly edgeworn dust jacket. Hoffman was also known for her sculptures of dancers, particularly Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova, and for her relief work in the Balkans after World War I. [#034656] $300

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