VAN DYKE Kristina
African Art from The Menil Collection
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 240 pages - Editeur: Yale University Press (26 septembre 2008) - Collection: Menil Collection - Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 0300123760 - ISBN-13: 978-0300123760
Descrizione libro: Yale University Press, United States, 2008. Hardback. 305 x 229 mm. Brand New Book with Free Worldwide Delivery. Bamana masks and headdresses, Lega ivories, Dogon sculpture, and Benue bronzes are among the many exquisite African artefacts found in the renowned Menil Collection. This stunning book, the first comprehensive catalogue on the de Menils' collection of African art, features 120 of the museum's finest pieces.An essay by scholar Kristina Van Dyke discusses the formation of the collection, which was inspired in part by its relationship to modernist works and by the couple's interest in human rights. This insightful text also explains how the de Menils' visionary spirit was influenced by African art and places those objects within the context of the whole of the de Menils' collection, in which works from ancient, Byzantine, medieval, modern, Oceanic, and Native American cultures speak to the universal struggle for human understanding. Entries for the selected works were written by leading scholars in the field and are grouped into section based on regions.