- Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
- Publication Date: February 5, 2013
- Price: $65.00
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄4
- ISBN: 88-7439-581-7
- EAN: 9788874395811
- Page Count: 264
- Illustrations: 200 color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: US & Canada
Nigerian art has long been sought after by art collectors in France. Accompanying an important exhibition, Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections explores Nigeria’s rich artistic production through a collection of beautiful works, including many arresting figurative pieces, in a wide variety of media. Internationally known experts provide texts that introduce Nigeria, its peoples, and its assorted cultures. The superb photographs of the works add to the value of this sumptuous volume.
About the authors
Toyin Falola is an eminent Nigerian historian and history professor in the department of African studies at the University of Texas. Hélène Joubert is chief curator and director of the African heritage unit at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris and a specialist on the Yoruba and the arts and peoples of Nigeria. Alain Lebas is a collector of primitive art and curator of the related exhibition. Alexandre Espenel is the author of a major book on Igbo sculpture. Hughes Dubois is a renowned art photographer.