A copy of the mammoth publication New Guinea Art: Masterpieces of the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede (San Francisco: 2005) has just arrived at the Goldwater Library. The library copy of this two-volume boxed set was donated by John Friede.
This elegant two-volume publication depicts the art of New Guinea in richer detail than ever before. It is a detailed and broad-based survey, drawn from the Jolika Collection of John and Marcia Friede, the world’s foremost private collection. Volume I contains the lavish selection of magnificent color plates. Volume II features three essays by noted scholars and an extensive, illustrated catalogue section by John Friede. (from the publisher's blurb)
- One symphony from many voices: collecting activities, and the culture of collecting since 1870, by Robert L. Welsch.
- Major themes in New Guinea art, by Dirk Smidt.
- Oceania: objects of revelation and desire, by Philippe Peltier.
- Radiocarbon dating of New Guinea carvings from the Jolika Collection, by Gregory Hodgins.
The catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition at the De Young Museum of the Friede bequest to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco as part of the De Young's gala re-opening this October. A compilation of news stories on the De Young, the new building and re-opening, and the appointment of Christina Hellmuth as the Pacific curator, can be found here.
The book, jointly published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and 5 Continents, Paris, is distributed in the United States by the Antique Collectors' Club.
Where's the Goldwater Library copy? Find it in Watsonline.