African Ceramics: A Different Perspective
From the Collection of Franz, Duke of Bavaria
Angelika Nollert (Ed)
Die Neue Sammlung The Design Museum & Walther König Verlag, 2019
This large-format publication provides information on 250 objects from across the wealth of forms and functions of African ceramics, as well as the different contexts of their creation. Instead of a presentation organised by region, as is customary in ethnographic museums, this book offers a design-historical examination of the vessels and figures, starting from the objects themselves. This approach enables a new, fresh look at ceramic production in Africa, examining form, function, decor, and materiality.
Published on occasion of the exhibition, Anders Gesehen: Afrikanische Keramik aus der Sammlung des Herzog Franz von Bayern / African Ceramics. A Different Perspective at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (27 September 2019 – 29 March 2020).