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African Art In Transit


Author : Christopher B. Steiner
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1994-01-27


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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.

African Art And Leadership


Author : Douglas Fraser
language : en
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date : 2004-09-01


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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.

African Art


Author : Alexandre Marc
language : en
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date : 1998-01-01


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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.

African Art In Detail


Author : Christopher Spring
language : en
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2009


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This book opens with the question: What is African art? The answer is a brilliantly colorful and detailed look at the myriad materials and genres, forms and meanings, cultural contexts and expressions that comprise artistic traditions across this vast and varied continent. Viewing artworks in their contexts—ancient and modern, urban and rural, western and eastern, decorative and functional—the book is nothing less than a virtual tour of African culture. Masks, textiles, royal art, sculpture, ceramics, tools and weapons—in each instance, the book features examples that reveal the most significant aspects of workmanship, materials, and design in objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, metalwork, featherwork, leather, basketwork, and cloth. Photographs of each piece alongside close-ups of fine details afford new views of these works and allow for intriguing comparisons between seemingly unrelated objects and media. The featured details evoke the hand and eye of the most accomplished craftspeople across Africa, past and present. In sum, these photographs, along with Christopher Spring’s enlightening commentary, offer an experience of African art that is at once broad and deep, richly informed and intimately felt. They are, at the same time, a kaleidoscopic view of art from pre­history to gestures prefiguring the future.

African Art


Author : Frank Willett
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2008-06-05


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Provides an introduction to African art, looking at the history of art in Africa, African architecture, sculpture, and contemporary African art.

African Art In Motion


Author : Robert Farris Thompson
language : en
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1974


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Africa


Author : Hans-Joachim Koloss
language : en
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Release Date : 2002


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One of the leading collections of African art in the world, the Africa Collection at Berlin's Ethnological Museum contains unique groups of objects such as the Ife terra-cotta sculptures (excavated by Leo Frobenius), rare Benin bronzes, masterpieces from the Cameroon Grasslands, Gabun, and the Lower Congo, and East African sculptures and masks. Africa: Art and Culture examines the highlights in this incomparable collection. A team of international scholars analyzes the 200 objects selected, placing them within the cultural and historical contexts of the different regions, and provides an insight into the ways European and African art have traded influences over the centuries. The result is an overview of African art, which reflects recent research, while providing a stunning presentation of masterpieces from the unique Africa Collection at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin.