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

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

View: 2391

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

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: 7445

Embodiments

Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture

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Author: Christina Hellmich,Manuel Jordán

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791354330

Category: Art

Page: 304

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"Published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Books ] Prestel on the occasion of the exhibition Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture, de Young, San Francisco, January 31-July 5, 2015. This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco."

African Art

A Century at the Brooklyn Museum

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Author: William Siegmann,Joseph Adande,Kevin D. Dumouchelle

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791343211

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 9841

The Brooklyn Museum was one of the first institutions to collect and exhibit African material culture as art. Includes textiles, ceramics, jewelry, masks and figures from more than fifty different cultures.

Federal Register

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Delegated legislation

Page: N.A

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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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Living in the African Savannah

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Author: Nicola Barber

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781410928146

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the culture and society of the Masai people in eastern Africa, including their dwellings, occupations, diet, clothes, education, recreational activities, traditions, and celebrations.

Run for Your Life!

Predators and Prey on the African Savanna

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Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823435555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"On the savanna, animals--including leopards, impalas, eagles, hares and hippos--use locomotion to capture prey and escape predators"--

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.

Ivory

Power and Poaching in Africa

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Author: Keith Somerville

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1849048657

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Half of Tanzania's elephants have been killed for their ivory since 2007. A similar alarming story can be told of the herds in northern Mozambique and across swathes of central Africa, with forest elephants losing almost two-thirds of their numbers to the tusk trade. The huge rise in poaching and ivory smuggling in the new millennium has destroyed the hope that the 1989 ivory trade ban had capped poaching and would lead to a long-term fall in demand. But why the new upsurge? The answer is not simple. Since ancient times, large-scale killing of elephants for their tusks has been driven by demand outside Africa's elephant ranges - from the Egyptian pharaohs through Imperial Rome and industrialising Europe and North America to the new wealthy business class of China. And, who poaches and why do they do it? In recent years lurid press reports have blamed mass poaching on rebel movements and armed militias, especially Somalia's Al Shabaab, tying two together two evils - poaching and terrorism. But does this account stand up to scrutiny? This new and ground-breaking examination of the history and politics of ivory in Africa forensically examines why poaching happens in Africa and why it is corruption, crime and politics, rather than insurgency, that we should worry about.