Zürich: In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Museum Rietberg, 2015. 4to. 359 pp. Near Fine. Hard Cover. Illustrated paper covered boards. Color and B&W plates throughout. Scarce.
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ISBN: 9783892020929 3892020922.
The German-Swiss banker Eduard Freiherr von der Heydt (1882-1964) is one of the most important collector personalities of the 20th century. With a fine sense of quality, he brought together a world-class art collection. In addition to outstanding masterpieces of European art from the ancient Dutch, the Impressionists and Expressionists to Picasso fascinated him the evidence of non-European art and culture from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. Decisive for Eduard von der Heydt was the aesthetic power of the art objects. Guided by the idea of a world art, a universal view of art, he presented images by van Gogh, Munch, Picasso and Gauguin together with Buddha heads from China and Cambodia, medieval and expressionist sculptures alongside cult figures from Papua New Guinea and Congo. Item #18-7422