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Art of the Senses: African Masterpieces from the William and Bertha Teel Collection

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Publisher Comments:

How the unique look of African art captured the imagination of artists such as Picasso and Stieglitz is well known. But how do art aficionados today see African objects? And how does our view compare to the way in which these objects were seen in Africa? Presenting the William and Bertha Teel Collection for the first time, this book provides a chance to think about how our vision of such objects is shaped by the ethnographic, primitive, or modern labels that have been applied in the West, and to compare it to how those same works were viewed in their birthplace. Lavish, full-color illustrations of over 100 choice objects combine forces with essays by leading African art specialists Suzanne Preston Blier, Michael Kan, and Edmund B. Gaither, and object descriptions by the collector himself, to provide a thoughtful and visually stimulating examination of these important African forms--as well as of the dynamic relationship among their creators, their original cultural contexts, and the Western viewing public.

Book News Annotation:

This volume catalogues 105 pieces from the Teel Collection, held in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Fogg Museum at Harvard; and other museums. Photographic reproductions of the carvings, sculptures, and other pieces are accompanied by brief textual explanations. Three introductory essays explore "ways of experiencing" African Art, historical dimensions of the Teel Collection, and the relationship between African and African-American art.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878466597
Subtitle:
African Masterpieces from the William and Bertha Teel Collection
Publisher:
MFA Publications
Author:
Blier, Suzanne Preston
Author:
Kan, Michael
Author:
Gaither, Edmund B.
Subject:
General
Subject:
African
Subject:
Art, african
Subject:
History - African
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Private
Subject:
Sculpture, African.
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11.34x9.44x.88 in. 2.87 lbs.

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