Introduction and catalogue entries by Nigel Barley, other catalog entries by Martha Anderson, Marla Berns, Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Suzanne Preston Blier, Claire Boullier, Herbert Cole, Jan Elsen, Iris Hahner, Floriane Morin, Keith Nicklin, Andrea Nicolls, Simon Ottenberg, Judith Perani, Ute Röschenthaler, Gitti Salami, Jill Salmons.
The Barbier-Mueller Museum invited the anthropologist Nigel Barley, a former curator at the British Museum, to take a look at the Museum’s Nigerian collection, which came into being over more than a hundred years thanks to the personal and informed “eye” of the collectors Josef Mueller and Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller. Nigel Barley gives new approaches for considering, understanding and perhaps even better appreciating the art of Nigeria.
Published by Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva, Somogy Editions d’art, Paris, 2015.
111 pages, 1 geographical map, 20 illustrations, 81 plates