African arts & cultures

Author: Jacqueline Chanda

Publisher: Davis Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 134

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Shows and describes African art created with various themes, such as divination, farming, initiation rites, myths, court life, and sacred places, and includes sculpture, textiles, pottery, basketry, and gold
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African Art and Leadership

Author: Douglas Fraser,Herbert M. Cole

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299058241

Category: Art

Page: 332

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A series of fourteen thought-provoking essays by art historians, anthropologists, and historians analyzes the complex interactions between art and leadership in sub-Saharan Africa. Amply and carefully illustrated throughout.
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African Art in Motion

Icon and Act

Author: Robert Farris Thompson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520038448

Category: Art

Page: 275

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Arts of Africa

7000 Years of African Art

Author: Ezio Bassani

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: 9788876242847

Category: Art

Page: 409

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The Traditional Art volume presents a panorama of 6,000 years in the history of African art by highlighting archetypal and iconic works from various regions and important historic periods-400 objects beautifully reproduced in full color. This immense artistic and historic fresco highlights the beauty and force of these works from regions now comprising Nigeria, Benin, the Congo, Gabon, Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Sudan. The book also examines the influence of African art on 20th-century Western masters such as Picasso, Modigliani, and Brancusi.
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Africa, Arts and Cultures

Author: John Mack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714125480

Category: Africa

Page: 224

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The collections of the British Museum provide an exceptional resource for exploring both African antiquity and its contemporary arts and cultures. This book looks at the continent as a whole. It describes through a series of essays the history and arts of particular regions and the sources of the collections now in the Museum. Each section will be well-illustrated with a mix of archival and contemporary field photographs, and will also integrate illustrations of up to 50 important individual objects from this world-famous collection. The objects will have a commentary on their significance by leading figures in the field of African studies, many of them native to the areas from which the objects derive. The book brings to bear a mix of Western and African scholarship in an innovative collaboration to reassess one of the great African collections.
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African Art and the Colonial Encounter

Inventing a Global Commodity

Author: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253022657

Category: Art

Page: 408

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Focusing on the theme of warriorhood, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir weaves a complex history of how colonial influence forever changed artistic practice, objects, and their meaning. Looking at two widely diverse cultures, the Idoma in Nigeria and the Samburu in Kenya, Kasfir makes a bold statement about the links between colonialism, the Europeans’ image of Africans, Africans’ changing self representation, and the impact of global trade on cultural artifacts and the making of art. This intriguing history of the interaction between peoples, aesthetics, morals, artistic objects and practices, and the global trade in African art challenges current ideas about artistic production and representation.
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African Art in Transit

Author: Christopher B. Steiner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521457521

Category: Art

Page: 220

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Based on extensive research in West Africa, Christopher Steiner's book presents a richly detailed description of the economic networks that transfer art objects from their site of use and production in Africa to their point of consumption in art galleries and shops throughout Europe and America. In the course of this fascinating transcultural journey, African art acquires different meanings. It means one thing to the rural villagers who create and still use it in ritual and performance, another to the Muslim traders who barter and resell it, and something else to the buyers and collectors in the West who purchase it for investment and display it in their homes.
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Traditional African Art

An Illustrated Study

Author: Avner Shakarov,Lyubov Senatorova

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476620032

Category: Art

Page: 172

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The art of sub–Saharan Africa reveals the marvelous achievements of unknown artists over thousands of years. Their aesthetic ideal finds form in wood, ivory, fabric, bronze and iron. This illustrated study of traditional African art includes pieces from Western Sudan, the Congolese Basin, the Guinea coast, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and East and South Africa. Each piece is characterized by its own traditions and artistic forms. The earliest works date from the beginning of the first millennium, the most recent from the early 20th century. Unique and rare examples are documented, many heretofore virtually unknown.
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Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of C?d'Ivoire

Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351571125

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of C?d'Ivoire is an investigation of the methods employed by art historians who study creative production in Africa. While providing insights into the rich visual arts of the Lagoon Peoples of southeastern C?d'Ivoire, this study is one of the few attempts by an Africanist to situate local and regional artistic practices in the context of the global art market, and to trace the varied receptions an African art work is given as it leaves a local context and enters an international one. Drawing on her three seasons of fieldwork among Akan populations in C?d'Ivoire, Monica Blackmun Vison?rovides a comprehensive account of a major art-producing region of Africa, and explores such topics as gender roles in performance, the role of sculpture in divination, and the interchange of arts and ideas across ethnic boundaries. The book also addresses issues inherent in research practices, such as connoisseurship and participant observation, and examines theoretical positions that have had an impact on the discipline of African art history.
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African Art and Agency in the Workshop

Author: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir,Till Förster

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253007410

Category: Art

Page: 410

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The role of the workshop in the creation of African art is the subject of this revelatory book. In the group setting of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists share ideas and techniques, and creative expression flourishes. African Art and Agency from the Workshop examines the variety of workshops, from those which are politically driven or tourist oriented, to those based on historical patronage or allied to current artistic trends. Fifteen lively essays explore the impact of the workshop on the production of artists such as Zimbabwean stone sculptors, master potters from Cameroon, wood carvers from Nigeria, and others from across the continent.
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Contemporary African arts

Author: Maude Wahlman,Field Museum of Natural History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, African

Page: 124

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The Yoruba artist

new theoretical perspectives on African arts

Author: Rowland Abiọdun,Henry John Drewal,Museum Rietberg

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 275

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Collects eighteen essays on various facets of traditional and modern Yoruba art, with examples of sculpture, paintings, and ritual objects
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African art

a contemporary source book

Author: Osa Egonwa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 218

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African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian Art in the Indiana University Art Museum

Author: Indiana University, Bloomington. Art Museum,Roy Sieber,Douglas Newton,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253304421

Category: Art

Page: 157

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The rich holdings of African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian art in the Indiana University Art Museum constitute one of the finest collections of its kind in the United States. This catalog reproduces and describes in detail more than 160 selected examples of the traditional arts of these diverse cultures. Three of the world's leading specialists have contributed substantial essays on the stylistic, cultural, and historical characteristics of artistic production in each of these ares: Michael D. Coe surveys the arts of Mexico, Central America, and Peru; Douglas Newton introduces the arts of New Guinea, the Melanesian islands, and the Polynesian triangle, and Roy Sieber provides an overview of the range of materials, inventiveness of forms, and variety of uses of traditional African works of art.
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Arts of Africa

Jean Pigozzi's Contemporary Collection

Author: André Magnin

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 365

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Nurtured by historic aesthetic roots, sub-Saharan African artists have continued to absorb and transform external influences in extraordinary ways. The Jean Pigozzi Collection, the best-endowed contemporary African art collection in the world, shows how the rich values, forms, and cultural history of Africa have been incorporated, even into new media. This catalog of the collection included in the Grimaldi Forum exhibition profiles the work of 30 leading artists-painters, photographers, sculptors, and video artists. The artists featured include Seydou Keéta, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Malick Sidibé, Moke, Chéri Samba, Romuald Hazoumé, and Bodys Isek Kingelez.
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Crowning achievements

African arts of dressing the head

Author: Mary Jo Arnoldi,Christine Mullen Kreamer,University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History

Publisher: Univ of California Museum of

ISBN: 9780930741426

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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African Art

The World Bank Collection

Author: Alexandre Marc

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821341957

Category: Art

Page: 92

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African artistic expression has helped to construct culture, form social identity, and support spiritual communication. The choice of the World Bank's African collection for a catalogue stems from the recognition by many art experts that the Bank is home to a rich and valuable collection that deserves to be better known by staff, representatives from member countries, and the public at large. The book displays African art from past to present, African art at the World Bank, and African art and society.
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South of the Sahara

selected works of African art

Author: Constantijn Petridis

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

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South of the Saharaopens with general observations on the immensely rich and diversified artistic heritage of sub-Saharan Africa. Constantine Petridis examines the relationship between contemporary and so-called traditional African arts, and presents examples showing that many African works were originally part of an ensemble or one element of a performance. He discusses how works relate to ideas about leadership and the supernatural and then relates the many misunderstandings that still exist concerning the history and the chronology of African art. After dissecting the complex issue of style, he concentrates on the relationship between styles and both time and geography. Finally, Petridis considers the little-known issue of African aesthetics, investigating how the aesthetic preferences of the makers and users of the works differ from those of the Western museum audience and art lovers. Forty-two important works from thirty different cultures are featured in colour, including objects from the ancient kingdom of Benin and examples of two of Africa's oldest archaeological art traditions: Nok in Nigeria and Djenne in Mali. Enriched with many field photographs and much ethnographical information, this presentation emphasizes the extraordinary formal invention and spiritual power of the objects.
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