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Museum Rietberg

Works: 486 works in 969 publications in 4 languages and 11,898 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  History  Guidebooks  Designs and plans 
Roles: Editor, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: N8, 700.8996333
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Artibus Asiae ( )
in English and German and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Yoruba artist : new theoretical perspectives on African arts ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 599 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."--BOOK JACKET
Artibus Asiae ( )
in English and Multiple languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroic Africans : legendary leaders, iconic sculptures by Alisa LaGamma ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 379 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
Zen : masters of meditation in images and writings by Helmut Brinker ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and German and held by 272 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
Kunst der Südsee. Art of Oceania by Alfred Bühler ( Book )
11 editions published in 1969 in German and English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Gods, kings, and tigers : the art of Kotah ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gods, Kings, and Tigers: The Art of Kotah focuses on the art of a single Rajasthani kingdom, founded during the early seventeenth century, and investigates in detail its political, religious, and cultural context. This volume provides the first in-depth examination of Kotah and its rulers, and highlights some 70 paintings and 10 items of royal regalia from the Kotah royal collection, including images of the gods (especially Krishna, the deity of the royal family and
Treasures from the Rietberg Museum by Helmut Brinker ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Schönheit des Augenblicks : Frauen im japanischen Holzdruck ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 203 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."--P. [4] of cover
Afrikanische Skulpturen; beschreibender Katalog. African sculpture; a descriptive catalogue by Elsy Leuzinger ( Book )
17 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cameroon : art and kings ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilded splendor : treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125) ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arts of the Dan in West Africa by Eberhard Fischer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and German and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bamana : the art of existence in Mali ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eccentric visions : the worlds of Luo Ping ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 157 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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading surimono : the interplay of text and image in Japanese prints : with a catalogue of the Marino Lusy collection by John T Carpenter ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pahari masters : court painters of northern India by B. N Goswamy ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kannon : divine compassion : early Buddhist art from Japan by Katharina Epprecht ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinesische Skulpturen der Sammlung Eduard von der Heydt by Museum Rietberg ( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Chūrihhi Rītoberugu Bijutsukan
Musée Rietberg-Zurich.
Museum Rietberg für Außereuropäische Kunst
Museum Rietberg für Aussereuropäische Kunst Zürich
Museum Rietberg, Zurich
Museum Rietberg Zürich. Park-Villa Rieter
Park-Villa Rieter Zürich
Rietberg, Museum
Rietberg Museum Zürich
Rietberg Museum Zurich, Suisse
Rietbergmuseum Zürich
Rītoberugu Bijutsukan
Villa Wesendonck, Museum Rietberg Unveraenderte Form
Zürich Museum Rietberg
Zürich (Switzerland) Rietberg Museum