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Edmund S. Carpenter in the Carl Schuster archives, Museum für Völkerkunde (now known as the Museum der Kulturen), Basel, Switzerland, circa 1974-75. Photo by Adelaide de Menil.

TC099 4Edmund S. Carpenter, in his New York apartment, working on the manuscript for his 12-volume survey of the work of anthropologist Carl Schuster, entitled Materials for the Study of Social Symbolism in Ancient & Tribal Art. Carpenter spent nearly two decades developing the publication, released in 1988. Photo by Adelaide de Menil, circa 1984.

The 12-volume Schuster/Carpenter survey is soon to be reissued in both print on-demand and e-book formats. Links and further information will be added to this site when available.

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Carpenter working out a labyrinth diagram, for inclusion in Social Symbolism.
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Carpenter in the Schuster Archive, Basel.
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Carpenter in a promotional photo, with the published 12-volumes. Photo by Richard Harrington.
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Carpenter in a promotional photo, with the published 12-volumes. Photo by Richard Harrington.