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

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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.

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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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

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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Iron, gender, and power

rituals of transformation in African societies

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Author: Eugenia W. Herbert

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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“Herbert examines with great care and thoroughness the relationships between gender and power and the rationales that give them social form. . . . [Her] analytical ability is outstanding.” —Patrick McNaughtonEugenia W. Herbert presents African ironworking as an encapsulation of fundamental beliefs about transformation. With metallurgy as a model, the author extends these beliefs to other transformative activities such as the investiture of chiefs, hunting, and pottery making to propose a theory of power constructed along the twin axes of gender and age.Part 1 examines ironworking in a range of African societies in order to identify the core elements of belief as they are demonstrated in actual practice. Part 2 extends this model to chiefly investiture and hunting, both male-dominated. Herbert argues that these activities reveal the same underlying notions of power based on control of male and female reproductivity. In contrast, pottery making, usually a women’s activity, is shown to be much less ritualized and to confer much less power on its practitioners. Generously illustrated and accessibly written, this book will have wide appeal to readers interested in questions of technology, gender, and culture.