Alfred Baur, Pioneer and Collector
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2015
  • Price: $280.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 11 14
  • ISBN: 88-7439-693-7
  • EAN: 9788874396931
  • Page Count: 426
  • Illustrations: 360 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US & Canada

The Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art in Geneva, Switzerland, houses one of the most important collections of Asian art in the world: some 9,000 works from China and Japan. This new book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the museum and the 150th birthday of Alfred Baur (1865–1951). Lavishly illustrated with stunning new photographs, the book showcases the diversity and quality of Baur’s collections, which span netsuke, lacquerware, saber fittings, prints, jades, imperial ceramics, textiles, and much more.

About the authors

Monique Crick is director of the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art. Helen Loveday is curator and Estelle Niklès van Osselt is assistant curator, both at the Baur Foundation. Hughes Dubois is a photographer who specializes in art objects.