Intimate Conversations African Miniatures
Intimate Conversations
African Miniatures
Text by Nicole Dintenfass, and John Dintenfass
Foreword by Heinrich Schweizer
Photographer Vincent Girier-Dufournier
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: December 12, 2017
  • Price: $75.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 11 14
  • ISBN: 88-7439-774-7
  • EAN: 9788874397747
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 220 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: Other

John and Nicole Dintenfass have long collected African art—with passion, diligence, depth, and rigor. Here, they share part of their collection: wooden miniatures, including statuettes, masks, and pulleys, none more than 11 inches high. Chosen primarily for aesthetic reasons, these works are shown in stunning new photographs, many pictured from multiple angles. In the text, the Dintenfasses discuss their history as collectors, sharing the almost personal relationship collectors develop with their most treasured pieces. Through their collection, they have found a connection both to African master carvers and to the creators of modern Western art, who were strongly influenced by African works.

About the author

John Dintenfass has lectured on the psychology of collecting. He is professor of psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Medicine in New York.
 
Nicole Dintenfass is a doctor of psychology; she teaches at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
 
Heinrich Schweizer is an international consultant and expert on African and Oceanic art.