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Kilengi - African Art from the bareiss Family Collection

Kilengi - African Art from the bareiss Family Collection


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Artikelcode: 6156

 

Kilengi - African Art from the bareiss Family Collection
419 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
31 x 25 cm
3,043 kg
English

This catalog format was produced to accompany a traveling exhibition of Walter Bareiss's African art collection. The collection, although only recently assembled, is intriguing because of its high quality and because it focuses on East and South Africa, regions often overlooked.

Roy's introduction incisively criticizes scholars' and collectors' overemphasis of West African art. His essay describing the major categories of objects represented in the collection is not innovative in approach but will be useful for the general reader.

This book's greatest strength lies in both George Meister's exquisite photography, which highlights the visual power of the collected objects, and in Roy's extensively researched catalog entries. Overall, this is a visually stunning, very reasonably priced publication; highly recommended for any library with an interest in African art.