Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers / Rubin Museum of Art (New York), 2011. Hardcover. NF/NF. Mustard boards with white lettering and decoration. Evergreen dj with color illus. and grey/yellow lettering. 200 pp. with color images throughout. Text in English. Catalogue from the exhibition held at the Rubin Museum of Art, May - September 2011. Included are photos of the Naxi, maps, numerous essays, and the catalog of 29 works, each with multiple color images. "The book offers a comprehensive introduction to Naxi art and culture through rare artefacts, many collected on his travels to China in 1939 by Quentin Roosevelt, the grandson of the American president Theodore Roosevelt: funeral scrolls, ceremonial banners, paintings, musical instruments, crowns, swords, and sceptres, as well as pictographic manuscripts. The book provides articles on the art of the Dongba, their calligraphy and language, and essays on Naxi history, culture, and society, as well as an essay on Quentin Roosevelt and his travels to the land of the Naxi. A comprehensive introduction to centuries of Naxi culture, art, and religion, which presents outstanding objects from public and private collections, including those collected by Quentin Roosevelt in China. Essays by specialists and scholars in the field of Naxi studies and Chinese and Tibetan art history offer a highly academic standard that is also attractive and accessible." (Inventory #: 155695)
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