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EMIL TORDAY AND THE ART OF THE CONGO, 1900-1909. John Mack. Museum of Mankind, London, 1990. Organized and published by British Museum, London. Published in the U.S.A. by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 96 pp. with 66 ills. (8 col.). 25 x 19 cm. ISBN 029597074X In English.
Accompanying and indirectly documenting an exhibition of works selected from the renowned collection assembled for the British Museum by Hungarian ethnographer Torday (1875-1931), this catalogue provides an informative introduction to the art of Central Africa and the European cultural and intellectual perspective from which it was viewed during the early 20th century. Substantial texts discussing Torday's expeditions and the significance of his activities to the development of modern anthropology are illustrated with key objects from the collection and numerous field photographs recording his encounters with the Kuba and other Congolese peoples.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa — Congo
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053846
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