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A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
  • Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 0134421876
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Summary : Discusses the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural traditions.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
  • Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 0136128742
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Summary : 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.

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
  • Author : J. Vansina
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-06
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781317869030
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Summary : 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.

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art
  • Author : Gitti Salami,Monica Blackmun Visona
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-16
  • Total pages :648
  • ISBN : 9781444338379
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Summary : 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

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Author : Elaine O'Brien,Everlyn Nicodemus,Melissa Chiu,Benjamin Genocchio,Mary K. Coffey,Roberto Tejada
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-07
  • Total pages :458
  • ISBN : 1444332309
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Summary : Shedding fresh light on modern art beyond the West, this text introduces readers to artists, art movements, debates and theoretical positions of the modern era that continue to shape contemporary art worldwide. Area histories of modern art are repositioned and interconnected towards a global art historiography. Provides a much-needed corrective to the Eurocentric historiography of modern art, offering a more worldly and expanded view than any existing modern art survey Brings together a selection of major essays and historical documents from a wide range of sources Section introductions, critical essays, and documents provide the relevant contextual and historiographical material, link the selections together, and guide the reader through the key theoretical positions and debates Offers a useful tool for students and scholars with little or no prior knowledge of non-Western modernisms Includes many contrasting voices in its documents and essays, encouraging reader response and lively classroom discussion Includes a selection of major essays and historical documents addressing not only painting and sculpture but photography, film and architecture as well.

Arts of Africa

Arts of Africa
  • Author : OMOTOSO ELUYEMI,Grimaldi Forum (Monaco, Monaco),Grimaldi forum (Monaco).
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :409
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062620003
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Summary : "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.

The Art of Africa

The Art of Africa
  • Author : Christa Clarke,Rebecca Arkenberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-01-01
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9781588391902
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Quellec Jean-Loic Le,Jean-Loïc Le Quellec
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106017794865
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Summary : 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.

Making Art in Africa 1960-2010

Making Art in Africa 1960-2010
  • Author : Polly Savage,Robert Loder,John Picton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1848221517
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Summary : What does it mean to make art in Africa? In Making Art in Africa, 60 of the continent’s leading artists give very different answers to this question through a series of extraordinary first-hand commentaries relating to specific works.

Africa

Africa
  • Author : Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain),Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :191
  • ISBN : UOM:39015038184647
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Summary : Northern Africa. Spectacular sculptures in wood, bronze, and stone provide stunning proof of the aesthetic strength of African traditions, even in the case of utilitarian works that were not made to be "art". In some cases, the very concept of art was foreign to their makers, as Kwame Anthony Appiah explains in his essay. In an epic overview of Africa's earliest history, Ekpo Eyo makes a strong case for dispensing with the popular misconception that northern Africa.

The Rock Art of Africa

The Rock Art of Africa
  • Author : A.R. Willcox
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-29
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9781315515359
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Summary : It has long been known that all forms of art – rock paintings, carvings and scribings, and also portable sculpture – are present at various locations throughout Africa. This book was the first inclusive survey and brings together in one volume accounts of African rock art which were previously scattered in scholarly monographs, journals and travellers’ tales. The range of the coverage is geophysically comprehensive, from the Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope. The art styles are set into a firm chronological framework, and are displayed against a background of human, physical and cultural evolution. Considerable discussion is also devoted to the varied purposes which the paintings and carvings served in the communities which produced them, looking at the differing interpretations fully and fairly. A fascinating collection of illustrations, some in colour, truly reflects the variety of forms in which African rock art is manifested. Originally published 1984.

Yoruba Art and Language

Yoruba Art and Language
  • Author : Rowland Abiodun
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-29
  • Total pages :409
  • ISBN : 9781107047440
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Summary : 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.

The Royal Arts of Africa

The Royal Arts of Africa
  • Author : Suzanne P. Blier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-01
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0134402073
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Summary : For use in an undergraduate or graduate course in African Art; also suitable as a supplementary reading for art history surveys. Lavishly illustrated, this historically grounded text draws together key traditions from West, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa to present an informative and captivating survey of the most important royal arts in the great sub-Saharan African kingdoms. Exploring the diverse ways that African rulers employed art and architecture to define individual and state identity, it provides an overview of the major themes in royal African art and discusses what these arts reveal about the nature of kingship.

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
  • Author : Kathleen Bickford Berzock
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-26
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780691182681
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Summary : Issued in conjunction with the exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time, held January 26, 2019-June 23, 2019, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Art from Africa

Art from Africa
  • Author : Pamela McClusky,Robert Farris Thompson,Seattle Art Museum
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :302
  • ISBN : 0691092753
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Summary : "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."

Representing Africa in American Art Museums

Representing Africa in American Art Museums
  • Author : Kathleen Bickford Berzock,Christa Clarke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 0295989610
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Summary : "The first comprehensive book to focus on the history of African art in American art museums. ... Thirteen essays present the institutional biographies of African art collections in the Cincinnati Museum of Art, the Hampton University Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Primitive Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Indiana University of Art Museum, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the University of Iowa Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Menil Collection, and the National Museum of African Art."--back cover.

Modernist Art in Ethiopia

Modernist Art in Ethiopia
  • Author : Elizabeth W. Giorgis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-11
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 9780821446539
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Summary : If modernism initially came to Africa through colonial contact, what does Ethiopia’s inimitable historical condition—its independence save for five years under Italian occupation—mean for its own modernist tradition? In Modernist Art in Ethiopia—the first book-length study of the topic—Elizabeth W. Giorgis recognizes that her home country’s supposed singularity, particularly as it pertains to its history from 1900 to the present, cannot be conceived outside the broader colonial legacy. She uses the evolution of modernist art in Ethiopia to open up the intellectual, cultural, and political histories of it in a pan-African context. Giorgis explores the varied precedents of the country’s political and intellectual history to understand the ways in which the import and range of visual narratives were mediated across different moments, and to reveal the conditions that account for the extraordinary dynamism of the visual arts in Ethiopia. In locating its arguments at the intersection of visual culture and literary and performance studies, Modernist Art in Ethiopia details how innovations in visual art intersected with shifts in philosophical and ideological narratives of modernity. The result is profoundly innovative work—a bold intellectual, cultural, and political history of Ethiopia, with art as its centerpiece.

Cloth, Dress and Art Patronage in Africa

Cloth, Dress and Art Patronage in Africa
  • Author : Judith Perani,Norma Wolff
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-03-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 185973295X
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Summary : Drawing examples from a wide range of African cultures, this ground-breaking book expands the continuing discourse on the aesthetic and cultural significance of cloth, body and dress in Africa and moves beyond contextual analysis to consider the broader application of cloth and dress to art forms in other media. In blending the concerns of Art History and Anthropology, the authors focus on the art patronage systems that stimulate production, consumption, commodification and cultural meaning, and emphasize the overriding importance of cloth to aesthetic and cultural expression in African societies. Through this approach they reveal complex processes that involve a series of actors, including textile artists, commissioning-patrons and consumer-patrons, all of whom shape cloth and dress traditions. These individuals not only influence production, but are a key to understanding the cultural meaning of cloth and dress and, by extension, the body in Africa.

A Short History of African Art

A Short History of African Art
  • Author : Werner Gillon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :405
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034693773
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Summary : "Werner Gillon examines the major influences on African culture and art over the centuries: the civilizations of Egypt and the Mediterranean coast, the spread of Islam, the Bantu migrations, the evolution of the tribal system, the arrival of the Europeans and Christianity and the development of trade within Africa and beyond. He then examines the earliest known art forms, the astonishing prehistoric rock art found in a number of regions and the sophisticated artefacts of the ancient Nubian, Aksumite and Nok cultures, and goes on to consider the development of the visual arts in a number of individual regions ranging from the Sahara to the Cape from Ethiopia and the Swahili coast in the east to the Niger Delta and Benin in the West." -- Publisher's description

Yoruba

Yoruba
  • Author : Collectif,,Henry John Drewal,John Pemberton,Rowland Abiodun
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105003256950
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Summary : Looks at the ritualistic art, religious writings, and philosophy of the Yoruba people in Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa
  • Author : Daniel Magaziner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-09
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9780821445907
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Summary : 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.