musée du quai Branly

Couverture de musée du quai Branly (La Martinière)

The musée du quai Branly, inaugurated in 2006, presents an exceptional collection of masterpieces of “primary arts” from the entire world. Ceremonial masks, sculptures, votive statues, magical objects, traditional costumes and textiles, ritual accessories, jewelry, the works of this exceptional book of images recount the history of African, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas through that of their people and their civilizations. It outlines a history of relationships between Europe and these four continents with, to make them come to life, the most beautiful pieces of the photography collection of the museum, for the most part unpublished. It also presents the unique building designed by Jean Nouvel and the garden by Gilles Clément.

After The Louvre published by La Martinière publishers in 2008, the Musée du quai Branly showcases more than 300 masterpieces in an original and refined layout that reveals all the force of the objects and highlights the power of their details.


448 pages in 21 x 21 cm format

Bound in a box

around 400 illustrations

Public price of sale  39 €

EAN 978-2-7324-3942-6

Co-publication musée du quai Branly - La Martinière


Philippe Apeloig

Accompanying texts

Michel Daubert