Arts of Nigeria in Private French Collections

Arts of Nigeria in Private French Collections

by Toyin Falola, Helene Joubert, Alain Lebas
     
 

Nigerian art has long been sought after by art collectors in France. Accompanying an important exhibition, Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections explores Nigeria’s rich artistic production through a collection of beautiful works, including many arresting figurative pieces, in a wide variety of media. Internationally known experts provide texts

Overview

Nigerian art has long been sought after by art collectors in France. Accompanying an important exhibition, Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections explores Nigeria’s rich artistic production through a collection of beautiful works, including many arresting figurative pieces, in a wide variety of media. Internationally known experts provide texts that introduce Nigeria, its peoples, and its assorted cultures. The superb photographs of the works add to the value of this sumptuous volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788874395811
Publisher:
5 Continents Editions
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Toyin Falola is an eminent Nigerian historian and history professor in the department of African studies at the University of Texas. Hélène Joubert is chief curator and director of the African heritage unit at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris and a specialist on the Yoruba and the arts and peoples of Nigeria. Alain Lebas is a collector of primitive art and curator of the related exhibition. Alexandre Espenel is the author of a major book on Igbo sculpture. Hughes Dubois is a renowned art photographer.

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