The arts of the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania

The Arts of the Americas, Asia, African and Oceania

The purpose of this book is to show children some of the Museum's marvellous artefacts. From South America to Asia, passing via Oceania, North America and Africa, each page plunges us into an unknown and mysterious world. There are masks, statues, fabrics and artefacts. The author has carefully selected each visual. Each one represents a culture, a history and a tradition. The reader’s gaze is directed by cartoon figures, who help the child to notice, and to be both a reader and an observer. This unusual book will take you on a voyage around four continents and open you to cultures on the other side of the world.


32 pages, 18.5 cm x 19 cm 

32 color illustrations

Price : 19,50 €

ISBN 978-2-915133-72-1 / 978-2-218-75371-8

Co-edited by the musée du quai Branly/Hatier Jeunesse

buy the book online


Catherine de Duve

After studying the history of art and archaeology at the l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles and at Brussels University, Catherine de Duve worked in the educational service of the musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique from 1996 to 1999. In 2000 she founded Kate’Art editions, with the aim of making art and culture accessible to children and families. She has written three books that have been published by Hatier Jeunesse as part of the "Tout un art collection": ‘Vincent van Gogh’, ‘Guiseppe Arcimboldo’ and ‘Arts des Amériques, d'Asie, d'Afrique et d'Océanie’.