Item description for Africa Art and Culture: Ethnological Museum, Berlin by Ethnologisches Museum Berlin...
One of the leading collections of African art in the world, the African collection at Berlin's Ethnological Museum contains important masterpieces from many different regions of the continent.
This stunning book includes more than two hundred color and black-and-white reproductions of masks, ceremonial figures, musical instruments, and objects of everyday life from throughout Africa. Among the jewels in the museum are the Ife Collection from Nigeria; rare Benin bronzes; Afro-Portuguese ivories; magical figures from the Lower Congo and a host of East African sculpture and masks that have gained increasing attention in recent years. Essays by leading ethnologists supply important cultural and historical information on each region, as well as fascinating insights into the ways European and African art have traded influences over the centuries.
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From the Ethnographic Museum. Sep 7, 2006
A large heavy book with lots of nice pictures. A survey of art from central and western Africa in the Berlin Ethnographic Museum. Some works were stolen, some purchased. It goes into some details about the meanings behind the symbols and the cultures who created them. The meanings of some symbols have been lost, but it's still a good introduction to the region.
Art And Culture Mar 9, 2006
Page 235 was missing from the publication but, I had two page 234's!!!