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African Art from The Menil Collection

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ISBN 10: 0300123760 / ISBN 13: 9780300123760
Published by The Menil Collection
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0300123760 Yale University Press/Menil Collection hardcover with dust jacket, 2008, 1st edition, clean/tight, No marks/tears or defects, Fine/Fine (like New); New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a BOX with free delivery confirmation. Please email us if you require International shipping or gift-wrapping. Bookseller Inventory # 64425OV

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Title: African Art from The Menil Collection

Publisher: The Menil Collection

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Bamana masks and headdresses, Lega ivories, Dogon sculpture, and Benue bronzes are among the many exquisite African artifacts found in the renowned Menil Collection. This stunning book the first comprehensive catalogue on the de Menils' collection of African art features 115 of the museum’s finest pieces. Dating primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries, these works come from North Africa and the Sahel, Coastal West Africa, and Central and East Africa.

 

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 sections based on regions.

 

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Kristina Van Dyke is associate curator for collections, The Menil Collection, Houston.

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