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Great Book From Great Museum
on November 24, 2012
Hardback, embossed boards with illustrated DJ, 12" x 9.75", 480 pages, 185 tribal objects in color plates, (mostly) one item to each page, Four maps, showing where each item originated. Breakdown on the provenance of the items depicted. Notes on each item in the catalogue. Edited by Yves Le Fur. Quality paper, photography and presentation. Published by Flammarion/Musee Du Quai Branly, 2009.
This great books presnts sections on the tribal art of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and The Americas. The well respected tribal art critic Yves Le Fur provides a (short) introduction, and then the majority of the book showcases tribal objects from around the world, with a detailed description of each work. The book as a whole merits somewhere betwenn 4-stars and 5-stars - I have had the pleasure of visiting the Museee Du Quai Branly, and the book doesn't quite do the fabulous museum justice, but the presentation and quality of the book cause me to err on the positive side.