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A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa Book
Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780136128724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Informed by the latest scholarship yet written for the general reader, this has been the first comprehensive study to present the arts of Africa in art historical terms. A History of Art in Africa covers all parts of the continent, including Egypt, from prehistory to the present day and includes the art of the African Diaspora. Many aspects of visual culture are given detailed consideration, including sculpture, architecture, and such quintessentially African forms as masquerades, festivals, and personal adornment. The arts of daily life, of royal ceremony, and of state cosmology receive compelling discussions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the cultural contexts in which art is produced and imbued with meanings." "Among the ancient works illustrated are masterpieces in brass, gold, ivory, stone and terracotta. Religious arts serving Islamic and Christian communities are presented, as are fascinating hybrid arts that periodically arose from African interactions with Europe, Asia and the Americas. Twentieth-century arts are explored as part of the vibrancy of modern Africa and as ingenious responses to historical change. 'Twenty-first-century African artists, and artists of the African Diaspora, are presented in the context of changing global economies and new theoretical positions." "This expanded and revised second edition provides a new chapter on African artists working abroad, and five new short essays on cross-cultural topics such as tourist arts, dating methods, and the illicit trade in archaeological artifacts. The illustrations - featuring a vast and rich array of images of artworks, archival and contemporary field photographs, explanatory drawings and plans, and individual objects displayed in museums and in use - have likewise been greatly extended, with many more pictures now shown in color."--BOOK JACKET.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa Book
Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole
Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780136128748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Informed by the latest scholarship yet written for the general reader, this has been the first comprehensive study to present the arts of Africa in art historical terms. A History of Art in Africa covers all parts of the continent, including Egypt, from prehistory to the present day and includes the art of the African Diaspora. Many aspects of visual culture are given detailed consideration, including sculpture, architecture, and such quintessentially African forms as masquerades, festivals, and personal adornment. The arts of daily life, of royal ceremony, and of state cosmology receive compelling discussions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the cultural contexts in which art is produced and imbued with meanings. Among the ancient works illustrated are masterpieces in brass, gold, ivory, stone and terracotta. Religious arts serving Islamic and Christian communities are presented, as are fascinating hybrid arts that periodically arose from African interactions with Europe, Asia and the Americas. Twentieth-century arts are explored as part of the vibrancy of modern Africa and as ingenious responses to historical change. 'Twenty-first-century African artists, and artists of the African Diaspora, are presented in the context of changing global economies and new theoretical positions. This expanded and revised second edition provides a new chapter on African artists working abroad, and five new short essays on cross-cultural topics such as tourist arts, dating methods, and the illicit trade in archaeological artifacts. The illustrations - featuring a vast and rich array of images of artworks, archival and contemporary field photographs, explanatory drawings and plans, and individual objects displayed in museums and in use - have likewise been greatly extended, with many more pictures now shown in color.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa Book
Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780134421872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural traditions.

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa Book
Author : J. Vansina
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-06
ISBN : 1317869028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early srage of academic development. It aims to provide the reader with a systematic method for the historical understanding of African art. Professor Vansina considers the medium, technique, style and meaning of art objects and examines the creative process through which they come into being. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate his arguments, and help to explain the changes that have taken place.

Africa s Struggle for Its Art

Africa   s Struggle for Its Art Book
Author : Bénédicte Savoy
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2022-04-05
ISBN : 0691235910
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A major new history of how African nations, starting in the 1960s, sought to reclaim the art looted by Western colonial powers For decades, African nations have fought for the return of countless works of art stolen during the colonial era and placed in Western museums. In Africa’s Struggle for Its Art, Bénédicte Savoy brings to light this largely unknown but deeply important history. One of the world’s foremost experts on restitution and cultural heritage, Savoy investigates extensive, previously unpublished sources to reveal that the roots of the struggle extend much further back than prominent recent debates indicate, and that these efforts were covered up by myriad opponents. Shortly after 1960, when eighteen former colonies in Africa gained independence, a movement to pursue repatriation was spearheaded by African intellectual and political classes. Savoy looks at pivotal events, including the watershed speech delivered at the UN General Assembly by Zaire’s president, Mobutu Sese Seko, which started the debate regarding restitution of colonial-era assets and resulted in the first UN resolution on the subject. She examines how German museums tried to withhold information about their inventory and how the British Parliament failed to pass a proposed amendment to the British Museum Act, which protected the country's collections. Savoy concludes in the mid-1980s, when African nations enacted the first laws focusing on the protection of their cultural heritage. Making the case for why restitution is essential to any future relationship between African countries and the West, Africa’s Struggle for Its Art will shape conversations around these crucial issues for years to come.

Early Art and Architecture of Africa

Early Art and Architecture of Africa Book
Author : Peter S. Garlake
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780192842619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new history of over 5,000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Garlake focuses on seven key regions--southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast--treating each in detail and setting them in their social and historical context. Garlake is long familiar with and has extensive practical experience of both the archaeology and the art history of Africa. Using the latest research and archaeological findings, he offers exciting new insights into the works native to these areas, and he also puts forth new interpretations of several key cultures and monuments. Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this stunning book helps us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.

Arts of Africa

Arts of Africa Book
Author : Grimaldi Forum (Monaco, Monaco),Grimaldi forum (Monaco).
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This beautifully illustrated volume highlights all the rich diversity of African cultures through a meaningful selection of masterpieces of traditional African art."--Global Books in Print.

Art from Africa

Art from Africa Book
Author : Pamela McClusky,Robert Farris Thompson,Seattle Art Museum
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780691092751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"The authors draw on personal memories, interviews, and oral narratives to present twelve "case histories" of objects--or clusters of objects-- in the Seatle Art Museum's renowned collection of African art."

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art Book
Author : Gitti Salami,Monica Blackmun Visona
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-12-24
ISBN : 1444338374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization. A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art

The African Origin of Civilization

The African Origin of Civilization Book
Author : Cheikh Anta Diop,Mercer Cook
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN : 1613747365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

The Art of Africa

The Art of Africa Book
Author : Christa Clarke,Rebecca Arkenberg
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 1588391906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

By focusing on forty works from the Metropolitan's collection, this educator's resource kit presents the rich and diverse artistic heritage of sub-Saharan Africa. Included are a brief introduction and history of the continent, an explanation of the role of visual expression in Africa, descriptions of the form and function of the works, lesson plans, class activities, map, bibliography, and glossary.

Rock Art in Africa

Rock Art in Africa Book
Author : Quellec Jean-Loic Le,Jean-Loïc Le Quellec
Publisher : Flammarion-Pere Castor
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The only book of its kind to examine cave art throughout Africa. The paintings and engravings discovered in African caves are amazing works of art that hold clues to understanding the history of humankind.

Africa

Africa Book
Author : British Museum
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Africa

Africa Book
Author : Tom Phillips
Publisher : Prestel Pub
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9783791320045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This magnificent celebration of the world's oldest and most diverse artistic traditions is considered the definitive book on African art. Ranging from the oldest known human artifact, circa 1.6 million BC, to pieces made within living memory, the objects collected in this extraordinary volume reflect a continent of enormous cultural and historical scope. Arranged chronologically within seven geographical sections, it offers an astonishing array of sculptures in wood, bronze, stone, and gold, as well as rock paintings, ceremonial pieces, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles culled from private and public collections around the world. Commentary by renowned scholars illuminates the cultural and historical significance of these pieces, and in-depth authoritative texts highlight critical aspects of each region. Together these words and images take readers on an artistic grand tour through a continent of unparalleled diversity, and towards the thrilling discovery of not one Africa, but many.

Yoruba Art and Language

Yoruba Art and Language Book
Author : Rowland Abiodun
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-09-29
ISBN : 1107047447
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Yorùbá was one of the most important civilizations of sub-Saharan Africa. While the high quality and range of its artistic and material production have long been recognized, the art of the Yorùbá has been judged primarily according to the standards and principles of Western aesthetics. In this book, which merges the methods of art history, archaeology, and anthropology, Rowland Abíọ́dún offers new insights into Yorùbá art and material culture by examining them within the context of the civilization's cultural norms and values and, above all, the Yorùbá language. Abíọ́dún draws on his fluency and prodigious knowledge of Yorùbá culture and language to dramatically enrich our understanding of Yorùbá civilization and its arts. The book includes a companion website with audio clips of the Yoruba language, helping the reader better grasp the integral connection between art and language in Yoruba culture.

Towards an African Canadian Art History

Towards an African Canadian Art History Book
Author : Aditi Ohri,Julie Crooks,Alexandra Kelebay,Cheryl Thompson,Emilie Boone,Deanna Bowen,Carol Bernadette Duncan,Mercelie Dionne-Petit,Christiana Abraham,Adrienne R. Johnson,Krys Verrall,Alice Ming Wai Jim,Andrea Fatona
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-05
ISBN : 9781553223658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is the first book to consoloidate the field of African Canadian Art History. In this book, the authors argue for an African Canadian Art History that can simultaneously examine the artistic contributions of black Canadian artists within their unique historical contexts, critique the colonial representation of black subjects by white artists, and contest the customary racial homogeneity of Canadian Art History. Challenging the traditional notions of artistic value, this book examines art, artists, and visual and material culture from the eighteenth century to the present, analyzing "high," "low," and popular art across various media, with a focus to offer a new perspective on Canadian Art History.

The Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa Book
Author : Daniel Magaziner
Publisher : Ohio University Press
Release : 2016-11-09
ISBN : 0821445901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government ran an art school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station. It is the story of a community that made its way through the travails of white supremacist South Africa and demonstrates how the art students and teachers made together became the art of their lives. Daniel Magaziner radically reframes apartheid-era South African history. Against the dominant narrative of apartheid oppression and black resistance, as well as recent scholarship that explores violence, criminality, and the hopeless entanglements of the apartheid state, this book focuses instead on a small group’s efforts to fashion more fulfilling lives for its members and their community through the ironic medium of the apartheid-era school. There is no book like this in South African historiography. Lushly illustrated and poetically written, it gives us fully formed lives that offer remarkable insights into the now clichéd experience of black life under segregation and apartheid.

The Birth of Art in Africa

The Birth of Art in Africa Book
Author : Bernard de Grunne
Publisher : Vilo International
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This unique book presents sculptures from the Nok, Sokoto and Katsina cultures of Nigeria in fascinating detail. The terra-cotta statues, which date from 600BC to 300AD, are the oldest traces of the remarkable tradition of sculpture in sub-Saharan Africa. Varying in size from four-inch miniature amulets to monumental seated and kneeling sculptures, often of kings, priests or soothsayers, the statues also display the very rich variety of headdresses, beads, necklaces and bracelets that existed within these cultures. This book brings is a synthesis of the discoveries made since the groundbreaking 1977 study by Bernard Fagg. An essay on dating methods -- carbon dating and thermoluminescence -- provides the most recent results, as well as detailing new cross-dating techniques. A classification of poses common to the sculptures, and parallel photographic evidence of the continuing decorative tradition, enhance the academic value of this definitive work.

Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa

Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa Book
Author : Clémentine Deliss,Jane Havell
Publisher : Whitechapel
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780854881093
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An exhibition organised by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London as part of africa95, a season celebrating the arts of Africa taking place in Britain from August to December 1995. Concept and General Editor: Clementine Deliss.

Art in Africa

Art in Africa Book
Author : Gingko Press,Sandu
Publisher : Gingko Press
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 9783943330588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Africa is a vast continent with a profound history. Its art culture can be traced back for thousands of years. Under the influence of modern civilization, African art has evolved alongside technology and risen as a new form with more energy and power. Art in Africa includes two chapters. In Collage Art, you will explore the developing intersection of African culture with technology. In Illustration, various styles of sketching will present you a luxuriant Africa. Imagination and creativity are the two fundamental elements in this book. Art in Africa will take you into a world full of cultural aesthetic, science philosophy and diverse history.