The arts of the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania

The purpose of this book is to show some of the marvellous things in this museum to children. 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, cloths and artefacts: the author has selected each visual very carefully. 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 reader and observer. This unusual book will take you on a voyage around four continents and open you to cultures at the end of the world.


32 pages in 18.5 cm x 19 cm format

32 colour illustrations

price : 19,50 €

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

A co-publication by the musée du quai Branly/Hatier Jeunesse

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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 from 1996 to 1999 in the educational service of the musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.  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’.