African Art from the Han Coray Collection, 1916-1928: Völkerkundemuseum, University of Zurich
Miklós Szalay, Georg Baselitz, Peter Nebel
Prestel, 1998 - Art - 260 pages
Han Coray (1880-1974) was one of the first and most important European collectors of African art. He acquired his collection for the most part from the famous Parisian art dealer Paul Guillaume in the first half of the 1920s. This extensive collection of African art, one of the finest in the world, was purchased by Zurich University's Volkerkundemuseum in 1940. African Art from the Han Coray Collection 1916-1928 contains a selection of 202 of the collection's most important works, presented in beautiful illustrations and accompanied by informative texts. Featured are not only wooden sculptures and masks, but also ivories, textiles, and metal works. West and central African artistic traditions are presented, with a special focus on central African art.
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These two books by the same publisher are very similar in a number of ways--they are designed to accompany major European exhibitions; contain hundreds of visually impressive photos of some of the ... Read full review