Altjavanische Bronzen aus dem Besitze der ethnographischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museum in Wien

Heine-Geldern, Robert

Editorial: C. W. Stern, Wien & Leipzig, 1925
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Antiquarian Bookshop (Washington, DC, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 15 de marzo de 2012

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 26,11 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 3,81 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

27, [2] & 32 plates pages; Publisher's wrappers, printed title on front cover along with a b/w mounted plate. A significant early work on the bronze figures of ancient Java, written by Robert Heine-Geldern [1885-1968], art historian, ethnographer, and archaeologist. The author was also the grand-nephew of the great poet Heinrich Heine, and while he did not use his title in his work in the world of scholarship, he was also a Baron -- [Robert, Freiherr von Heine-Geldern]. After studies at the University of Munich, then art history and ethnography under Father Wilhelm Schmidt at the University of Vienna, the author undertook the first of a series of travels in the east, when he gathered materials and information along the border regions of India and Burma boundary in 1910 -- (the subject of his 1914 thesis on The Mountain Tribes of Northeastern Burma). Following an interruption for military service during the first World War, Heine-Geldern took a position at the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. While in that position, the author became one of the modern founders of the field of Southeast Asian anthropology with his chapter "Suedostasien" in G. Buschan's 'Illustrierte Völkerkunde.' Two years later, the present work on the bronze figures of old Java was published -- a pioneering work in Buddist iconology. This well preserved copy has two tiny tears (without loss) at the head of the spine, and a gentle bend at the top corner. It also has the ink signature along the fore-edge of the front cover of Stefan Munsing. Stefan P. Munsing [1915-1994] worked in New York City as a designer for Hans Knoll, Norman Bel Geddes and RCA. Munsing served in the Army in World War II, then as Chief of the Monuments, Fine-Arts & Archives Section in Munich. The MFAA was an Army unit locating stolen artworks which had disappeared into the huge Nazi hoards during the war. The Munich Central Collecting Point, of which Stefan Munsing became Director was located in former Nazi Party offices. While there were also Collecting Points in Marburg, Wiesbaden and Offenbach, the Munich Central Collecting Point saw a lion's share of important activity, including the processing of Hitler's collection found at Altaussee. The salt mines in this Austrian location eventually housed over 6.500 paintings, as well as many statues, furniture, weapons, coins, and libraries, including a portion of Adolf Hitler's so-called Führerbibliothek. The Altaussee treasures included Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges stolen from the Church of Our Lady in Bruges, and Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece stolen from Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent; and Vermeer’s The Astronomer and The Art of Painting which were to be focal points of Hitler’s Führermuseum in Linz. All these very narrowly escaped a Nazi-ordered explosion and were sent to Munich's Central Art Collecting Point for processing. [Readers of this listing may have new reasons to appreciate the activities of this important organization by the opportunity to see George Cluny's movie: "Monument Men" -- released early in 2014.] Munsing later joined the U.S. Department of State in the early 1950's, where he established the State Department's Amerika Haus programs in Munich and Berlin and organized exhibitions and cultural programs in Germany and Austria. In 1955, he was named cultural officer at the American Embassy in London, where he staged exhibitions of such New York artists as Philip Pavia, Paul Jenkins and Ben Shahn and became an important force in the London art world. Munsing returned to the U.S. in the 1960's and 70's where he helped establish the contemporary art collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Washington (now the National Museum of American Art) and headed the State Department's Art in Embassies program. In retirement from the State Department after 1976, Mr. Munsing was a consultant to the American Association of Museums. OCLC: 17945773. Interestingly, Stefan Munsing published an exhibition catalogue of material all. N° de ref. de la librería 40295

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Altjavanische Bronzen aus dem Besitze der ...

Editorial: C. W. Stern, Wien & Leipzig

Año de publicación: 1925

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: First Edition; First Printing.

Descripción de la librería

At The Antiquarian Book Shop, located in Georgetown - an historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. - we have been buying, selling & appraising rare, interesting and scholarly books for nearly 30 years. Currently, our catalogued inventory includes about 6,000 books from the sixteenth century through the twentieth century in a variety of subject areas. About a third of our books are published prior to 1900; the rest of our stock comprises collectible, interesting and scholarly books. We have added images of many of the items listed to better convey their quality and condition. If you'd like to see an image of any particular item that is not yet illustrated, please contact us. We can provide professional appraisals and are interested in buying significant collections of books. Contact us for details of fee structure for appraisals. Thank you for considering our offerings.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

We are professional booksellers who strive for accurate descriptions of the books we list and provide images for most of our inventory. We have a long record of positive feedback from satisfied customers. However, if you're dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us regarding returns. We are eager to establish long term relationships with our customers.

C.S. Harris, Sole Proprietor
libris@ix.netcom.com
(202) 338-8272

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3831
Washington, DC 20027

Physical Address:
1...

Más información
Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Giro Postal PayPal