This unique, richly illustrated book expolres the world of shields, interpreting them as beautiful objects with a language of their own. Drawing on the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva, the authors examine the literary and mythological aspects of shields from Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, placing them in their historical context.
Hardcover, (ever so slightly worn) plain cloth boards with photographic DJ, 255 Pages, 12.5 x 9.75", 120 Color Photos, 3540 B/W photos. (Includes approx. 100 field photos.) 2 General area maps, (Africa & Oceania), 20 detail maps.. Published by Prestel, 2000.
Quite simply the best book available focusing on tribal art shields of the world. The Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva is home to some of the best tribal art in the world, so it is not surprising that it also houses some of the best tribal shields in the world. Fully 100 tribal shields from Africa and Oceania are featured in color, one shield to a page.