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Passion for Africa: Collecting African Art in Italy. a History

Passion for Africa: Collecting African Art in Italy. a History

By (author) Jean-Louis Padrant
By (author) Egidio Cossa
Edited by Jean-Louis Padrant


  • This is the first book on the history of collecting African art in Italy. Although not as important as the collections of France and Belgium, a good number of high quality collections were formed over the years in Italy
  • Of interest to collectors and African art aficionados, the book contains illustrations of some never-seen-before art works
Full Description
The book, edited and written by one of the major scholars of African art, traces a history of the collecting of African art in Italy, starting with a legendary figure like Guido Monzino and arriving to contemporary collectors. More than one hundred objects that have belonged or belong to Italian collections are illustrated in full color and give a full perception of the high quality of the works of art collected. A year by year chronology/bibliography lists all events (exhibitions, conferences) and publications linked to African art in Italy. Four interviews to famous Italian collectors of African art close the book. A DVD with the videos of the two most important exhibitions of African art in Italy (Rome 1990 and Turin 2003/2004) is included in the book. Text in French.
About the Author
Formerly a professor at the Universite Paris I - Sorbonne,Jean Louis Paudrat is the author and contributor to many books on African art. Among them Primitivism in 20th Century Art (MoMA) and Art of Africa (Abrams). Egidio Cossa is the director of the African Section of the Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Pigorini in Rome.
Officina Libraria
11th Dec 2009
USA & Canada
9.45 in x 11.81 in
240 Pages
125 color, 40 b&w
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