Art and Power in the Central African Savanna

Luba, Songye, Chokwe, Luluwa

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Author: Constantijn Petridis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: 159

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Revealing the powers immanent in works that the West long regarded only as exotic or abstract, Constantine Petridis looks beneath the surface of the arts of the Luba, Songye, Chokwe and Luluwa peoples to find, literally embedded in sculpture, the forces that enable the spirit world to intervene in daily life. Ritual use of these objects is expected to ensure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. Analysis of the scholarly record illuminates the changing visions of leadership and prestige that fostered the development of the majestic, elaborate figure styles long prized in the West. These sculptures nevertheless retain the mysterious potency of more humble objects trusted for centuries to protect, heal and harm. Art and Power in the Central African Savanna examines an artistic culture in which the sacred and the secular are indivisible, and aesthetic and moral value inseparable.

Heroic Africans

Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures

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Author: Alisa LaGamma

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394328

Category: Art and society

Page: 298

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Challenging conventional understanding of key masterpieces of African sculpture, this important book acknowledges the eminent figures who inspired the works and the cultural values that informed them

Art of Central Africa

Masterpieces from the Berlin Museum Für Völkerkunde

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Author: Hans-Joachim Koloss

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870995901

Category: Art

Page: 87

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Tribal Art

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Primitive

Page: N.A

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Quarterly journal of the art, culture and history of traditional peoples and Old World civilizations.

The Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas

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Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Douglas Newton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870994611

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This twelve-volume series for the general reader reproduces works of art representing the resources of all eighteen curatorial departments of the Museum.

Being Object, Being Art

Masterpieces from the Collections of the Museum of World Cultures, Frankfurt/Main

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 323

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Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas

From the Museum of Primitive Art; an Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 10-August 17, 1969

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Author: Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 4713

Iron, Gender, and Power

Rituals of Transformation in African Societies

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Author: Eugenia W. Herbert

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253208330

Category: History

Page: 277

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Examines African metallurgy and pottery from the concept of ritual, belief and taboo and discusses the gender implications of such a system.

For Spirits and Kings

African Art from the Paul and Ruth Tishman Collection

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Author: Susan Mullin Vogel

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870992678

Category: Sculpture

Page: 256

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Encyclopedia of African history

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Author: Kevin Shillington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579584559

Category: History

Page: 1824

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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, this A-Z reference examines the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three-volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. In nearly 1,100 entries, the Encyclopedia not only examines the well-established topics in African history but also looks at the social, economic, linguistic, anthropological, and political subjects that are being re-evaluated or newly opened for historical analysis by recent research and publication.

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas

from the Museum of Primitive Art; an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 10-August 17, 1969

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Author: Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.),Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Primitive

Page: 397

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Africa

the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty

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Author: Tom Phillips,Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain),Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany),Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Publisher: Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 191

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Exhibition: 6/7-9/29/96, Dist. by Abrams, Essays by Henry Louis Gates Et Al.

The Visual Arts of Africa

Gender, Power, and Life Cycle Rituals

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Author: Judith Perani

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780134423289

Category: Art

Page: 385

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Presented by geographic region, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the important traditions of African art within the artistic and historical context of each region.Visual Arts of Africa emphasizes gender, power, and life cycle rituals related to African artistic traditions and provides a focus on the social, religious, and political contexts in which much of the art functions. The book presents the diversity of African art by covering a wide range of art forms, from wooden and metal sculpture to textiles, dress, ceramics, architecture, and architectural decoration. It presents the historical and cultural artistic traditions of each geographic region through a range of art forms, from the earliest known documented art works to contemporary works by late twentieth century artists. Also includes recent published field research.A valuable reference book for any reader who wishes a greater understanding of the historical and cultural traditions of African art.

Spuren des Regenbogens

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Author: Stefan Eisenhofer

Publisher: Arnoldsche

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 495

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The unique cultural landscape of southern Africa (Nambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa) is a highly dynamic and complex area where old traditions are confronted by explosive social and political upheavals. The resulting contradictions and conflicts stimulate a directions as well as ancient roots. The collection of highly varied essays by knowledgeable experts on Africa ranges from historical and political problems to questions of artistic production and of how to deal with culture and nature in the face of industrialisation and globalisation. Art is one of the major subjects, and the contemporary artistic activities, including photography. The publication presents a picture of a vigorously alive southern Africa, contradicting common western Cliches which regard the region as having no art and solely being riddled with problems of post-apartheid, crime and AIDS.