Masterpieces from the Museum’s collections

This book presents samples from the permanent collections and invites you to take an aesthetic promenade around the art of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. The exhibits (about 80 masterpieces) have mostly been sourced from the musée de l’Homme and the musée national des arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie. Many more recent acquisitions, along with gifts, have also been included in this selection of key artworks, which exemplify a wealth of diverse plastic forms. Every typology is represented here: sculptures, masks, textiles, musical instruments as well as ritual and common artefacts.

 

Each page is enhanced with clear and concise observations, that invite the reader to discover a cornucopia of emblematic artworks: the Hei-tiki pendent (Maori), the mask in the shape of a hare (Dogon), the pair of twin ibeji (Yoruba), the Shaman’s costume (Évenk) and the robe for the ‘bison dance’ (Mississippi  River Valley).

Written by the Quai Branly Museum team with an introduction by Stéphane Martin and Germain Viatte.

description

116 pages 22 cm x 31 cm format

140 colour illustrations

price : 8 € 

French edition

isbn 978-2-915133-87-5

English edition

isbn 978-2-915133-88-2

Published by the musée du quai Branly

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