Arts & Cultures 2008 - ENG

Arts & Cultures 2008

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CODE: 978-2-7572-0070-4

Price: CHF 40.00

Antiquity, Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas

Annual magazine. Anthology of Non-Western arts, texts by various specialists.

360 pages, 260 color and black and white illustrations, 8 maps.

Published by Musée Barbier-Mueller and Somogy Editions d'art.

Distributed by National Book Network (NBN).

Laurence Mattet Editorial p. 35.

Nicolas Ducimetière Magical Practices in Pharaonic Egypt. A Protective Amulet of the Dwarf-God Patek p. 40.

Caterina Magni Olmec Writing.The Cascajal "Block" - New Perspectives p. 64.

Guy Joussemet The Olmec Phallus p. 84.

Margaret Young Sánchez Notes on an Unusual Olmec Phallic Sculpture p. 86.

Monique Barbier-Mueller, Irène de Charrière, John Picton, Hermione Waterfield Meeting William Fagg p. 94.

Gerardo A. Ramírez Hernández and Esmeralda Reynoso Camacho The Skin of Teotihuacan p. 102.

Boris Wastiau Boxes "For Keeping Things" p. 120.

Sophie Goedefroit and Jacques Lombard To the Glory of the Ancestors. A Study of Sakalava Funeral Art p. 136.

Floriane Morin Skills in the Palms of their Hands. Contemporary Pottery in Burkina Faso p. 154.

Réginald Groux My Kamer Years (1969-1972) p. 176.

Hermione Waterfield Interview with Steven Hooper p. 186.

Guigone Camus The Art and History of Wuvulu and the Kaniet-Sae Islands: Illustrations of Cultural Diversity in Paramicronesia p. 198.

Nigel Barley My Sociological Year p. 222.

Anne-Marie Bouttiaux and Marc Ghysels Probing Art with CT Scans. A New Look at Two Masterpieces from Central Africa p. 230.

Olivier Langevin Reviewing an Important Issue: The Reliability of Dating Analyses by Radiocarbon (Wood) and Thermoluminescence (Terra cotta) p. 250.

Laurence Mattet Museum's Activities p. 256.

Confidentially Yours:
Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller Farewell my Friend, Timothy F. Garrard p. 270.

The Power of Falsehood: From Hoaxes to Swindles p. 274.

Short Meditative Chronicle... On Auction Sales and Montagnes Russes! p. 294.

The Decorated Corporal p. 324.

Friends Visiting Us, Us Visiting Friends p. 326.