Shadows of New Guinea: art from the great island of Oceania in the Barbier-Mueller Collections
Philippe Peltier, Floriane Morin, Joshua Alexander Bell, Musée Barbier-Mueller, Mona Bismarck Foundation
Somogy, 2006 - Art - 470 pages
Its amazing linguistic diversity, its hostile, untamed nature and fierce natives: New Guinea, the largest of all Melanesian islands, is a land of enduring mystery. Through the masterpieces of the Barbier-Mueller collection, a singular and complex culture whose austere force fascinates and disturbs, is finally unravelled. Mixing exclusive archives and contemporary photographs, this superbly illustrated book offers a thorough panorama of the various local artistic forms thanks to its structure based on twelve distinct and ground-breaking essays--one for each of the stylistic areas in New Guinea--written by prominent anthropologists and curators. A major contribution to a better understanding of non-Western art.
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