Precolumbian Art from the Barbier-Mueller Collection (Hardback)
  • Precolumbian Art from the Barbier-Mueller Collection (Hardback)

Precolumbian Art from the Barbier-Mueller Collection (Hardback)

Hardback 644 Pages / Published: 26/02/2013
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The Barbier Mueller Collection of Pre Columbian art, recently auctioned at Sotheby's, is the most comprehensive collection of its kind. Comprising some 300 works from Mexico, Central and South America--wood and stone sculptures, ceramics, textiles and ritual objects--it spans 1200 BC to 1500 AC. This sumptuous slipcased set presents the collection, which includes masterworks from the Aztec, Maya and other cultures, in two magnificently illustrated books written by the greatest international specialists on the subject. The Barbier Mueller Collection, one of the most important and wide ranging art collections in the world, was begun by Josef Mueller in Paris in 1908 with the purchase of works by Hodler and Cezanne; the Swiss Mueller then looked beyond Western art and bought his first Pre Columbian piece, an Aztec stone water goddess, in 1920. Today, Mueller's daughter and son in law, Monique and Jean Paul Barbier Mueller, continue to collect Western, African, Oceanic and Cycladic art that is frequently on loan to museums around the world.

Publisher: Five Continents Editions
ISBN: 9788874396467
Number of pages: 644
Weight: 5190 g
Dimensions: 340 x 270 x 100 mm

You may also be interested in...


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.