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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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 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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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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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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African art

a contemporary source book

Author: Osa Egonwa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 218

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Negerplastik (Classic Reprint)

Author: Carl Einstein

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781391975382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Excerpt from Negerplastik De facto entspricht unsere Nichtachtung des Negers lediglich einem Nichte wissen über ihn. Das ihn nur zu Unrecht belastet. Vielleicht ergibt sich aus den Bildtafeln folgendes: der Neger ist kein nicht entwickelter Mensch; es ging eine bedeutsame afrikanische Kultur zu Grunde; der heutige Neger entspricht einem möglichen antiken vielleicht wie der Fellache dem alten Ägypter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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African Art

An Introduction /Frank Willett

Author: Frank Willett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 288

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African art

Author: Jacqueline Fry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 453

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Authentically African

Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture

Author: Sarah Van Beurden

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821445456

Category: History

Page: 392

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Together, the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, and the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ) in the Congo have defined and marketed Congolese art and culture. In Authentically African, Sarah Van Beurden traces the relationship between the possession, definition, and display of art and the construction of cultural authenticity and political legitimacy from the late colonial until the postcolonial era. Her study of the interconnected histories of these two institutions is the first history of an art museum in Africa, and the only work of its kind in English. Drawing on Flemish-language sources other scholars have been unable to access, Van Beurden illuminates the politics of museum collections, showing how the IMNZ became a showpiece in Mobutu’s effort to revive “authentic” African culture. She reconstructs debates between Belgian and Congolese museum professionals, revealing how the dynamics of decolonization played out in the fields of the museum and international heritage conservation. Finally, she casts light on the art market, showing how the traveling displays put on by the IMNZ helped intensify collectors’ interest and generate an international market for Congolese art. The book contributes to the fields of history, art history, museum studies, and anthropology and challenges existing narratives of Congo’s decolonization. It tells a new history of decolonization as a struggle over cultural categories, the possession of cultural heritage, and the right to define and represent cultural identities.
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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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Authentic, ex-centric

conceptualism in contemporary African art

Author: Salah M. Hassan,Olu Oguibe,Forum for African Arts

Publisher: Forum for African Arts Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 263

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Against the musty stereotypes and prejudices that still consider Africa a dark continent full of nameless, Third World nations always striving but never managing to catch up with the West, Authentic/Ex-Centric positions Africa as the source of many of the ideas associated with European modernism. From Cubism's radical abstraction to 70s performance art and its use of ritual, shamanism, and magic, the influence of African art has long been underap-preciated. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held to critical acclaim on the fringes of the 2001 Venice Biennale, Authentic/Ex-centric offers a glimpse of the ways in which African and African and African Diaspora artists have interpreted and translated the aesthetic and social experiences of post-colonial Africa into new idioms of artistic expression, and argues for their proper location in the broad narrative of global conceptualism. Including work by such artists as Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Willem Boshoff, Godfried Donkor, Rachid Koraichi, Berni Searle, and Yinka Shonibare.
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The Backgrounds of African Art

Author: Melville Jean Herskovits

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819602015

Category: History

Page: 64

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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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