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Museum Rietberg

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Works: 428 works in 1,257 publications in 5 languages and 14,044 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Guidebooks  Designs and plans 
Roles: Editor, isb, Other, Organizer of meeting, his, Publisher, Correspondent, Curator, Compiler
Classifications: N8, 700.8996333
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Artibus Asiae( )

in 3 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yoruba artist : new theoretical perspectives on African arts( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The cultural legacy of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin is one of Africa's oldest and richest, extending for more than nine centuries. Among the most prized achievements of African art are the naturalistic terracotta sculptures produced for the royal Yoruba courts from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries. Also renowned for their beauty and craftsmanship are Yoruba ceremonial swords, elaborate beaded crowns, wood and ivory carvings, embroidered textiles, jewelry, and architectural works." "With twenty-seven color reproductions and eighty-one photographs - many published for the first time - accompanying essays by eighteen of the world's foremost Yoruba cultural historians, this book offers the most complete exploration of Yoruba artists and their work to date. Documenting the full spectrum of Yoruba culture, this definitive work extends beyond the visual arts to examine, for the first time, the Yoruba use of such oral traditions as singing and chanting, as well as drumming, dance, and other artistic expressions, including an Ifa divination ritual that involves an interplay of arts." "The Yoruba Artist presents the latest in field-research and critical methodology, pointing to new directions in African cultural scholarship. The book explains the intricate linkage of a variety of Yoruba art forms and the role of oriki (praise poetry) songs in the transmission of knowledge. In one essay, Wande Abimbola illustrates how an extended praise poem serves as a source for knowledge concerning a famous eighteenth-century carver in the Old Oyo area. In another, Oba Solomon Babayemi discusses the relationship between oral history preserved by singers and drummers and the architectural history of the palace at Gbongan." "In appraising individual figures such as Olowe of Isethis century's most important Yoruba artist - the contributors underscore particular oral and visual codes that identify authorship. Discussing the transition to current cultural forms, the essayists also show how contemporary artists in West Africa and the Americas have revitalized Yoruba aesthetic traditions."--Jacket
Heroic Africans : legendary leaders, iconic sculptures by Alisa LaGamma( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the centuries, artists across sub-Saharan Africa have memorialized eminent figures in their societies using an astonishingly diverse repertoire of naturalistic and abstract sculptural idioms. Adopting complex aesthetic fromulations, they idealized their subjects but also added specific details--such as emblems of rank, scarification patterns, and elaborate coiffures--in order to evoke the individuals represented. Imbued with the essence of their formidable subjects, these works played an essential role in reifying ties with important ancestors at critical moments of transition. Often their transfer from one generation to the next was a prerequisite for conferring legitimacy upon the leaders who followed. The arrival of Europeans as traders, then as colonizers, led to the dislocation of many of these sculptures from their original sites, as well as from the contexts in which they were conceived; thus, today, they are seen primarily as timeless representations of generic archetypes. "Heroic Africans" reexamines the sculptures in terms of the individuals who inspired them and the cultural values that informed them, providing insight into the hidden meaning and inspiration behind these great artistic achievements
Artibus Asiae. Supplementum( )

in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunst der Südsee = Art of Oceania by Alfred Bühler( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in German and English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Die Schönheit des Augenblicks : Frauen im japanischen Holzdruck( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fascination with color woodblock prints, a typical Japanese art form remains undiminished until today. During its heyday around 1800, numerous captivating portrayals of women were created. Presented here are one hundred masterpieces from the most well known woodblock artists in Japan, supplemented by illuminating texts."--Page 4 of cover
Zen : masters of meditation in images and writings by Helmut Brinker( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book places Zen art in a new and proper perspective and notes its seminal influences. By concentrating on major figures from Zen history and legend and on some outstanding prelates of the medieval Zen clergy, it is intended to bring these masters into the clearest possible focus, to "re-animate" them by means of their extant works and the interpretative representation of their physical appearances. This new study reveals the intrinsic worth of Zen architecture, sculpture, writings, and paintings themselves, as well as their cultural and historic setting. The book has the character of a richly illustrated compendium of Zen art."--Jacket
Gods, kings, and tigers : the art of Kotah( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingdom), and pictures of festivals and ceremonies. Scenes of Fort Kotah and day to day activities are also depicted, as well as vivid images of royal tiger hunts, which have often been compared with paintings by Henri Rousseau. Five ground-breaking essays on the art and history of Kotah, as well as entries on the individual works, are included in this volume, cataloguing a stunning exhibition held in North America and Europe. An art-historical introduction describes the
Treasures from the Rietberg Museum by Helmut Brinker( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilded splendor : treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125) by Hsueh-man Shen( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cameroon : art and kings by Lorenz Homberger( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dada Africa : dialogue with the other by Museum Rietberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apart from the notorious brouhaha it caused on the European art scene of the time, the Dada movement aimed also at bringing to life non-European forms of artistic expression. The Dadaists understood shape, material, sound, and movement as equally valid means of cultural manifestation. This aspect of one of the 20th century's most influential artistic movements has been largely ignored so far by scholars and connoisseurs alike. Zürich's Museum Rietberg is home to a vast collection of African art gathered by Han Coray, a Zürich-based patron of the arts and collector who also staged Dada shows in his gallery in Zürich in 1917. Works by Dada artists also constitute a key part of Berlinische Galerie's permanent collection. Published in conjunction with exhibitions at the two museums in spring and summer 2016, this new book for the first time closely examines the Dadaists' exploration of non-European art and culture. Richly illustrated essays shed light on the cultural background of artifacts from Africa, Asia, and Oceania from an ethnological perspective. Other contributions investigate how Dada is reflected in the post-colonial discourse and understood in the context of culture transfer. The book features work by Jean Arp, Hugo Ball, Johannes Baader, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, Erich Heckel, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Richard Huelsenbeck, Marcel Janco, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Rudolf Schlichter, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Tristan Tzara, as well as by unidentified artists from Africa, Oceania, and Asia.00Exhibition: Museum Rietberg, Zürich, Switzerland (18.03.-17.07.2016) / Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (05.08.-07.11.2016)
Eccentric visions : the worlds of Luo Ping( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kannon : divine compassion : early Buddhist art from Japan by Kannon( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrikanische Skulpturen; beschreibender Katalog. African sculpture; a descriptive catalogue by Elsy Leuzinger( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts of the Dan in West Africa by Eberhard Fischer( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bamana : the art of existence in Mali by Jean-Paul Colleyn( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunsthistorische en antropologische studie van de Bamana, bewoners van een groot gedeelte van Zuid-Mali
Reading surimono : the interplay of text and image in Japanese prints : with a catalogue of the Marino Lusy collection by John T Carpenter( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Southeast Asia : the collection of the Museum Rietberg Zürich by Jan Fontein( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pahari masters : court painters of northern India by B. N Goswamy( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Yoruba artist : new theoretical perspectives on African arts
Alternative Names
Chūrihhi Rītoberugu Bijutsukan

Musée Rietberg-Zurich.

Museum Rietberg

Museum Rietberg für Aussereuropäische Kunst

Museum Rietberg für Aussereuropäische Kunst Zürich

Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Museum Rietberg Zürich Park-Villa Rieter

Park-Villa Rieter

Park-Villa Rieter Zürich

Rietberg, Museum

Rietberg Museum Zürich

Rietberg Museum Zurich, Suisse

Rietbergmuseum

Rietbergmuseum Zürich

Rītoberugu Bijutsukan

Villa Wesendonck, Museum Rietberg

Zürich Museum Rietberg

Zürich (Switzerland) Rietberg Museum

رائیٹبرگ میوزیم

موزه ریتبرگ

リートベルク博物館

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Heroic Africans : legendary leaders, iconic sculpturesGilded splendor : treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125)Cameroon : art and kingsEccentric visions : the worlds of Luo PingKannon : divine compassion : early Buddhist art from JapanReading surimono : the interplay of text and image in Japanese prints : with a catalogue of the Marino Lusy collectionThe art of Southeast Asia : the collection of the Museum Rietberg ZürichPahari masters : court painters of northern India