Passion d'Afrique: L'Art Africain dans les Collections Italiennes [African Art in Italian Collections, French Edition]

By: Cossa, Egidio; Jean-Louis Paudrat

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French edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 24.8 by 30.8 cm, 243 pp., illus. New, still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap, with minor bumping top the corners. Text is in French. From the publisher: “Passion d’Afrique traces the history of collecting sub-Saharan Africa art in Italy - or Italians living abroad - from the 1950s to the present day. This volume, with an introduction by Egidio Cossa, reproduces over 130 masterpieces, selected for their aesthetic value and because they illustrate the stages of this collecting story. The book aims to present an objective view, and does so with the extensive essay by Jean-Louis Paudrat and with the very complete chronological bibliography of the same scholar who lists over fifty years of publications, exhibitions, conferences and auctions of African art in Italy. The numerous private collections, often of an exceptional quality, unanimously recognized, and the regular organization of exhibitions, some of which remain unparalleled, highlight how in Italy, perhaps more than elsewhere, a history of African art was born from fruitful studies by scholars. To the unpublished interviews with important collectors like Ezio Bassani, Mario Meneghini, Aldo Tagliaferri and Giuseppe Calabresi, we add the testimony of Franca Scamperle and the complete interview with Carlo Monzino, dating back to 1995, by Antonio Aimi and Alessandro Morandotti. Finally, Egidio Cossa, starting from the nucleus of twenty African art objects donated to the Luigi Pigorini Museum by the artist and collector Eugène Berman (1899-1972), questions the enhancement of the heritage of a national public institution in the current context of public diversification. The work is accompanied by a DVD which presents the videos of two famous exhibitions.”

Title: Passion d'Afrique: L'Art Africain dans les Collections Italiennes [African Art in Italian Collections, French Edition]

Author Name: Cossa, Egidio; Jean-Louis Paudrat

Categories: Art, Africa,

Edition: French Edition

Publisher: Milan, Officina Libraria: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 3073