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AFRICAN ART IN THE BARNES FOUNDATION: THE TRIUMPH OF L'ART NEGRE AND THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE. Christa Clarke et al. Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2015. Published in association wit Skira Rizzoli, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 296 pp. with 323 ills. (227 col.). 33 x 24 cm. LC 2014-959251 ISBN 9780847845217 In English.
Publisher's description: The Barnes Foundation is renowned for its astonishing collection of Postimpressionist and early Modern art assembled by Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Less known is the pioneering collection of African sculpture that Barnes acquired between 1922 and 1924, mainly from Paul Guillaume, the Paris-based dealer. The Barnes Foundation was one of the first permanent installations in the United States to present objects from Africa as fine art. Indeed, the African collection is central to understanding Barnes's socially progressive vision for his foundation. This comprehensive volume showcases all 123 objects, including reliquary figures, masks, and utensils, most of which originated in France's African colonies -- Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, and the Congo -- as well as in Sierra Leone, Republic of Benin, and Nigeria.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Africa — Sculpture
Plans: 70,75,68
Worldwide Number: 081147
Hardcover $75.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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