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THE INTELLIGENCE OF FORMS: AN ARTIST COLLECTS AFRICAN ART. Evan M. Maurer. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 1991. Organized and published by Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Distributed by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 142 pp. with 162 ills. (46 col.). 35 x 28 cm. LC 91-62288 ISBN 0912964456 In English; one text also in French (commentaries by the collector in French only).
Features excellent reproductions of 98 African masks, human and animal figures, shields and other carved objects from a notable collection formed by Belgian artist Jean Willy Mestach (b. 1926). An essay linking the artist's collecting interests, his achievements as an African art scholar and his Cubist-influenced paintings and sculptures is complemented by commentaries on the works both by the exhibition's curator and by Mestach as well as an anthology of the collector's philosophical reflections on universal motifs in art.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa — Sculpture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054392
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