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Many collectors or amateurs of primitive arts are interested in finding out about the works acquired. In this "Bookshop" category, whether new or second-hand, but always at the best price, you will find not only books on African art, but also works honouring other cultures.


Songye
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Fascinating in its form and formidable in the beauty that emanates from it, Songye statuary is inhabited by a strength, a power and a breath of air unequalled in Central Africa. In the creation of Songye statuary, three contributions complement each other: those of the blacksmith, the sculptor and the "nganga". Their actions combine to transform the sculptures into active, effective and eminently formidable forces. We find an unsuspected dimension going back to the very sources of the peoples of Central Africa. The human being confronts the energies of the universe and, through an esoteric teaching, generates a new social and political culture. The effigies remain silent witnesses of this mutation. In this book, nearly a thousand statues and statuettes have been gathered and studied with ...


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Pierre Dartevelle and the Early Arts Memory and Continuity
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This book is presented in two volumes. The first one tells the life story of the Brussels gallery owner Pierre Dartevelle, his travels, his encounters and his passion for extra-European art. The second deals exhaustively with the objects of his collection of tribal art, accompanied by descriptive texts and photographs of Valérie Dartevelle, his daughter.

Author: Pierre Dartevelle
Edition: Five Continents
Condition: new
Language: French
Number of pages: 1076
Dimensions: 250 x 300 mm
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ISBN : 978-88-7439-812-6

100 X Congo A century of Congolese art in Antwerp
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African art in the Congo
In this book, Congolese and Belgian authors look together for the first time at the historical ties between Antwerp and the Congo. These well-documented contributions tell a shared and sometimes painful story.
The links between Antwerp and Africa go back to the 16th century, when the first commercial relations were established, before continuing through the period of colonisation of the Congo, until today. Buildings, monuments and street names of the Scaldian city continue to remind us of this past.
At the same time, Belgian colonization and missions undeniably influenced Congolese cultures. One hundred years ago, in the middle of the colonial era, these Congolese works of art and utilitarian objects came into the possession of the City of ...

BAKONGO Fetishes
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Fetishes in African art among the Bakongo
First monograph devoted to the min-kisi - min-kondi of the Bakongo peoples, better known as "nail fetishes". These statuettes are a symbiosis between aesthetic power and magic, a mixture of aesthetic power and mysterious strength, aggressiveness and tranquility. Mainly located in a geographical area ranging from Western Congo-Brazza and Western Congo Kinshasa, to Cabinda, and Northwest Angola. These "fetishes" have been during the past centuries, feared by the Europeans, who saw in them an obstacle to their conquest and evangelization .

Limited edition of 700 copies, this one has the N°121

. Status: NEW
Authors: Raoul Lehuard, Alain Lecomte, Kovo N'Sondé, Jean N'Sondé.
Number of pages: 432


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Treasures of Ivory Coast
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Werken, volkeren en culturen van Ivoorkust
The challenges of this publication are to highlight the deep unity that binds the so diverse peoples of Côte d'Ivoire and to show how their varied cultures find their sources in the very heart of the country and beyond its borders. The grandiose beauty and formidable strength of the sculptures speak for themselves and express the astonishing richness of the arts of Côte d'Ivoire, which goes beyond its borders but finds there an exceptional place of expression. This book presents an initiatory journey, recapitulating the great cultural moments of the Ivory Coast and facilitating the understanding of a multiple cultural world: geographical framework, population, presentation of historical data (maps, migrations), illustration of the most ...


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Oceanian art
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For the great travelers of the 16th to early 19th century, the exploration of the Pacific Islands had been an exceptional adventure, for de Queiros, Cook, La Pérouse, Bougainville and Dumont d'Urville who had braved these unknown seas to discover what they believed to be paradise.
Today, the traveler can follow in their footsteps, yet many aspects of these island cultures remain as unfamiliar as they once were. Among these unfamiliar aspects, one of the most interesting is the extraordinary artistic wealth created by the inhabitants of these islands.
The Oceanic world covers thousands of islands, from immense New Guinea to simple coral atolls. The natives developed more autonomous and varied cultures there than anywhere else in the world. In most of them, the arts hold a ...


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Dogon
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The Dogon, who very early occupied the cliffs of Bandiagara in Mali, have ten centuries of existence. From this culture, we know above all the impressive masks and fascinating statuary, while the whole of Dogon plastic creation includes many other pieces, whether religious or for everyday use, with remarkable aesthetics.
This book is intended to help us discover the political, cultural and artistic history of the Dogon people, in all its complexity, and pays homage, through more than 300 masterpieces, to the strength and majesty of Dogon art.

Author: Hélène Leloup
Publisher: Somogony
Condition : excellent
Language : French
Number of pages : 415
Dimensions : 320 x 240 mm
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ISBN : 978-2757204412


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Dogon
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The Dogon, who very early occupied the cliffs of Bandiagara in Mali, have ten centuries of existence. From this culture, we know above all the impressive masks and fascinating statuary, while the whole of Dogon plastic creation includes many other pieces, whether religious or for everyday use, with remarkable aesthetics.
This book is intended to help us discover the political, cultural and artistic history of the Dogon people, in all its complexity, and pays homage, through more than 300 masterpieces, to the strength and majesty of Dogon art.

Author: Hélène Leloup
Publisher: Somogony
Condition: Like new
Language: French
Number of pages: 415
Dimensions: 320 x 240 mm
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ISBN : 978-2757204412


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Ancient Arts of Madagascar
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This book is the first to pay a deserved tribute to the richness and diversity of Madagascar's traditional artistic production. In all fields, from life here below to the afterlife, passing through an in-between dedicated to magic and divination, Malagasy artists have expressed their imagination and know-how. Sometimes the sculptors' creations are unique and unusual, in the image of their incomparable island, sometimes they draw their inspiration from the Austronesian, African, Indian or Arab populations that winds and favorable currents have carried, over the centuries, to this land of encounters. Whether they are everyday objects, magical charms or funerary statues, these works have aroused great interest among the first European observers, whose written or iconographic testimonies ...


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Fetishes and ancestral objects from Africa
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The sculptures in this work, belonging to four stylistic groups from Central Africa - congo, teke, luba and songye - were selected for their beauty with the aim of privileging the sculpted signs attached to magic and sorcery.
The text and the photographs give these works an original lighting that guides the eye and allows to discover the sublime, the seduction or the magical, the unknown, the fear. As the collector wanted, this work goes off the beaten track, invites us to leave our preconceived ideas about understanding or not understanding African arts, to open up to universal and infinite dimensions.

Authors: François Neyt and Hugues Dubois
Color photographs
Condition: new
Language: French and English
Number of pages: 259
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Shadows of New Guinea
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This book is a window on the arts of the great island of Oceania in the Barbier-Muller collections. It is the catalog of the exhibition "Shadows of New Guinea - Arts of the Great Island of Oceania", organized from November 20, 2007 to March 31, 2008 and presenting some two hundred pieces from the Barbier-Mueller collection.

Authors : Joshua A. Bell, Harry Beran, Ludovic Coupaye, Ingrid Heermann, Anita Herle, Anna-Karina Hermkens, Christian Kaufmann, Pieter Ter Keurs, Don Niles, Philippe Peltier, Dirk Smidt.
Publishers: Philipphe Peltier & Floriane Morin
Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva
Editions: Somogy
19 maps, 378 color and black and white illustrations
Condition: although without its dust jacket, in excellent condition
Language: French
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Polynesian jewelry
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This book presents Polynesian jewelry from New Zealand, the Marquesas Islands, Hawaii and Fiji - an archipelago at the geocultural intersection of Polysenia and Melanesia. Often worn to underline an individual's belonging to a given social group, these ornaments were also highly prized for their beauty. Indeed, their refined style, their precious materials such as jade, sperm whale ivory or human bones, as well as the extraordinary know-how of their manufacture still contribute to their great aesthetic value today.

Author : Denise Wanger & Charles-Edouard Duflon : D - Frédéric Dawance - Limited to 450 numbered copies
Condition : NEW
Language : French
Number of pages : 64
Dimensions : 300 x 215 mm
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Horn of Africas neck-up
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Several years of research were necessary to identify 171 different styles of neck supports in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti). This unpublished classification is commented and illustrated by more than 200 photos of objects from renowned private collections. This book is the first one exclusively dedicated to neck supports from this region...

Author: Odilon Audouin
Editions: Toguna
Color and black & white photographs
Condition: NEW
Languages: French & English
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
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ISBN : 978-2913243316


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Donors of the musée du quai Branly : 2006 - 2016
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This book presents portraits of donors and donations to the musée du quai Branly from 2006 to 2016, through interviews conducted by Bernard Géniès.

Edited by Yves Le Fur
Quai Branly Museum
Editions : Xavier Barral
Color and black and white photographs
Condition: like new
Language : French
Number of pages: 235
Dimensions: 310 x 245 mm
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Bamana Visions of Africa
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The Bamana (also called Bambara), a powerful ethnic group in West Africa, are part of the Mande culture. The sacred is omnipresent among the Bamana and their artistic tradition is extremely rich and diverse. Indeed, any plastic creation puts into action a complex network of values, anchored in a system of thought and a way of life that only anthropological field research can attempt to approach and study. To put the works in their local context, the book reviews youth initiations and funerals, the functioning of agricultural mutual aid groups and other large initiatory societies reserved for adults, while emphasizing the aesthetic qualities of these works. For these aesthetic qualities are essential criteria of appreciation that the Bamana seek so that their religious or political powers ...


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Visions of Africa Luba
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This book presents remarkable works of Luba art from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The main themes discussed are the role of visual and performing arts in traditional Luba politics; the symbolism of the female image and why "the king is a woman" for the Luba; the instrumentality of royal insignia in politics, problem solving and healing; and the use of art objects in the creation and transmission of historical knowledge both in the heart of the Luba and on their periphery.
The case studies, the result of the authors' extensive research among the Luba, Tabwa and related peoples of Congo, will shed light on the complex philosophical foundations of the Luba through visual expression.

Authors: Mary Nooter Roberts and Alleen F. ...


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Luba Visions of Africa
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The book, abundantly illustrated, offers representative works of art of the Luba of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This publication develops, among the major themes, the role of visual and performance arts as well as the instrumentalization of royal insignia in the framework of the traditional Luba politics. The text also explains the symbolism of images of women, the femininity of the king, problem solving and healing processes. Finally, it discusses the phenomenon of the use of art objects in the creation and transmission of historical knowledge both in the heart of the Luba country and in its periphery. Case studies observed in the course of the authors' extensive field research shed light on the philosophical system underlying the thinking and visual expression of the ...


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Baga Religious Memories
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African Baga art
Baga Religious Memories offers a reflection on cultural transmission and its mechanisms in Africa. Once, the Baga of Guinea-Conakry were talented mask carvers and powerful ritualists known for their male initiation societies. Dimba, a colossal wooden female bust, and the Bansonyi serpentine mask, among others, are testament to their religious history and are now among the masterpieces of African art. With the arrival of Islam and Catholicism, these societies of maritime Guinea have been profoundly transformed, but they also remain heirs to their past. In the absence of initiations and sacred forests, many elements of the ritual edifice of yesteryear have persisted to this day. In the pages of this book, the reader is led to explore the past uses of Baga objects, ...


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Dos and Bertie Winkel collection ERE IBEJI
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Among the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria, the rate of twin births is more than four times the world average. This fact, together with the high infant mortality rate, led to the creation of a unique twin cult. For each deceased twin, a small wooden figure, or ere ibeji, was carved in which the spirit of the twin could live. This statue was lovingly cared for and in return brought health and prosperity to the family. Through the lens of Jean-Pierre Depienne and the pen of Bruno Claessens, the 32 ere ibeji from the private collection of Dos and Bertie Winkel are presented for the first time in this book in English. After an introductory text on the subject, the great variety of styles of this very particular type of African art is described in depth.
Author: Bruno Claessens

Baga Religious Memories
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African Baga Art
Baga Religious Memories offers a reflection on cultural transmission and its mechanisms in Africa. Once, the Baga of Guinea-Conakry were talented mask carvers and powerful ritualists known for their male initiation societies. Dimba, a colossal wooden female bust, and the Bansonyi serpentine mask, among others, are testament to their religious history and are now among the masterpieces of African art. With the arrival of Islam and Catholicism, these societies of maritime Guinea have been profoundly transformed, but they also remain heirs to their past. In the absence of initiations and sacred forests, many elements of the ritual edifice of yesteryear have persisted to this day. Throughout the pages of this book, the reader is led to explore the past uses of baga ...


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Textiles from Borneo - Iban, Kantu, Ketungau and Mualang
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Tribal art and textiles in Southeast Asia
. Ceremonial textiles play a central role in many Southeast Asian cultures, where weaving is the primary form of creative and artistic activity, especially among the Iban and their neighbors, the Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang. This book presents an unparalleled selection of these fabrics, collected by Heribert Amann during more than thirty years of travel and research. Richly illustrated, it features examples of most types of textiles, revealing impressive sophistication, a wide variety of techniques and incredible creativity. Photographs by renowned German photographer Hedda Morrison illustrate the context and significance of these superb fabrics.

Edited by Heribert Amann Editions : Five Continents
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