ENCOMPASSING THE GLOBE: PORTUGAL AND THE WORLD IN THE 16TH & 17TH CENTURIES. Ed. by Jay A. Levenson. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2007. Organized in association with National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Distributed by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York. 388 pp. with 345 ills. (315 col., one foldout). 32 x 25 cm. LC 2007-14523 ISBN 9781588342454 In English.
Examining cultural and artistic cross-pollination between Europe, Africa, Asia and South America that resulted from the extensive worldwide explorations undertaken by the Portuguese during the Age of Discovery, this scholarly catalogue accompanied a wide-ranging exhibition featuring European paintings, drawings, prints and tapestries that served to commemorate the expeditions or document the exotic peoples and lands encountered, as well as hundreds of art works and artifacts representing diverse non-Western cultures, including metal sculptures and intricately carved ivory objects from Africa, wooden religious sculptures from colonial Brazil, exquisite rock-crystal objects from Sri Lanka, miniature paintings and elaborately inlaid furniture from India, Japanese screens and lacquerware, and Chinese porcelain. This catalogue is also available in a paperbound edition as part of a three-volume set, which also includes a volume with essays and a reference catalogue (see Worldwide 32140).
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 031483