Anglais Talk abaout tribal art (édition en anglais)

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Gauguin, Picasso, and Giacometti were inspired by it-but what exactly is tribal art, and how can we talk about it today? This book gives us the key ideas for a better understanding of this fascinating topic, elucidating the subject by dividing it into logical and pithy sections.The fact that what was once called "primitive" is now called "tribal" already marks an advance in our understanding of the subject, and this invaluable volume tracks this shift and expands on the most important elements of tribal art, from the basics of material and form, to its underlying thoughts and beliefs.
Using the same didactic yet spirited approach as other books in the 'Talk About' series, Bérénice Schneiter takes us through the history, geography, and techniques of tribal art, from prehistoric cave paintings to aboriginal body art via the Klein-blue-before- Klein statues of the Solomon Islands and the abstract feather art-work of pre-Colombian pre-abstract communities. Old myths are firmly and systematically exposed-tribal art does not just consist of masks, nor is it always erotic or sacred-and the text is accompanied by detailed photographs, allowing a deeper understanding of the art, and helping readers tell the difference between an airport fake and a collector's item.
A glossary of terms ensures that the reader is never overwhelmed by jargon, and the chronology of major ethnological expeditions, and exhibitions, allows the reader to easily place the information in a wider context. With a "They dared to." section, and information on the artists and movements inspired by tribal art, the book moves beyond the purely historical to reveal the innovation and lasting impact of the art form. A list of the thirty most important pieces of tribal art from around the world completes this essential volume, while a final directory gives international addresses for seeing tribal art, suitable for every enthusiast or convert.

Rayons : Arts et spectacles > Arts et civilisations

  • Auteur(s)

    Bérénice Geoffroy-schneiter

  • Éditeur


  • Distributeur

    Union Distribution

  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Longueur

    23 cm

  • Largeur

    19 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.7 cm

  • Poids

    768 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter

Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, helléniste et historienne de l'art de formation (diplôme d'études supérieures à l'École du Louvre et maîtrise de grec ancien à la Sorbonne), a vécu enfant en Afghanistan et au Pakistan. Elle est par ailleurs une spécialiste reconnue en France des arts premiers et de la parure, et a publié de nombreux ouvrages sur le sujet (éditions Flammarion, Skira, Assouline, Hazan, Le Seuil...). Journaliste et critique d'art, elle collabore parallèlement à différentes revues d'art. Enfin, elle a été commissaire de l'exposition «Voyage dans ma tête, la collection de coiffes ethniques d'Antoine de Galbert» qui s'est tenue à la Maison rouge, à Paris, en 2010.