Author: N.A

Publisher: 5Continents


Category: Art

Page: 169

View: 9656

The Baule descend from the Akan peoples who inhabit Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Three hundred years ago the Baule people migrated westward from Ghana when the Asante rose to power. The Baule now reside at the center of the Ivory Coast and possess one of the most diversified of arts cultures. They employ different media, including wooden sculpture, gold and brass casting similar to their Asante ancestors, and mask and figure carvings. Their art is so varied that one might imagine some works originate from different cultures: what is there in common between a flat mask-disc and an idealized face mask which nevertheless come from a single ceremony? Or between a glazed statuette of a man or woman, and a monkey figure with the head of a dog, coated in coagulated blood? Their art encompasses every form of creation: not only masks and statuettes, but also sculpted doors, decorated divination boxes, gold jewels. The book presents a selection of Baule masterpieces from public and private collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of African art (Smithsonian), Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, Fowler Museum of UCLA, University of Pennsylvania Museum.


African Art, Western Eyes


Author: Susan Mullin Vogel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300073171

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 8871

Featuring 250 illustrations, a detailed study of the sculpture of the Baule people of the Ivory Coast--long seen by Westerners as one of Africa's most important artistic traditions--explores the Baules' ways of expression and aesthetic understanding. UP.

African Art and Leadership


Author: Douglas Fraser,Herbert M. Cole

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299058241

Category: Art

Page: 332

View: 2700

A series of fourteen thought-provoking essays by art historians, anthropologists, and historians analyzes the complex interactions between art and leadership in sub-Saharan Africa. Amply and carefully illustrated throughout.

Beauty in Context

Towards an Anthropological Approach to Aesthetics


Author: Wilfried Van Damme

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106086

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 2953

In surveying the field of the anthropology of aesthetics, the author argues that the phenomenon of cultural relativism in easthetic preference may be accounted for by demonstrating that culturally varying notions of beauty are inspired by culturally varying sociocultural ideals.

Embodying Colonial Memories

Spirit Possession, Power, and the Hauka in West Africa


Author: Paul Stoller

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415908771

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 4007

Embodying Colonial Memories is the first in-depth study of the West African Hauka, spirits in the body of (human) mediums which mimic and mock Europeans of the colonial epoch. Paul Stoller, who was initiated into a spirit possession troupe, recounts an insider's tale of the Hauka with respect and "brotherly" deference. He combines narrative description, historical analysis, and reflections on the importance of embodiment and mimesis to social theory, with particular reference to the Songhay peoples of the Republic of Niger. Why have the Hauka mimicked white men and their colonial behaviors? In this innovative book, Stoller argues that mimicry is about power. To copy something is to master it. Through the Hauka, the Songhay try to divert the power of the Europeans. Embodying Colonial Memories not only desribes a spirit possession cult; it considers such significant subjects as the cultural sentience of the body, the dynamics of colonial movements of resistance, and the particularly poignant political discourses of West African postcolonies. -- Back cover.

Intensive Cropping

Efficient Use of Water, Nutrients, and Tillage


Author: Sohan S Prihar,Pushap R Gajri Jr,Dinesh Kumar Benbi,Vijay K Arora

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781560228813

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 7976

Explore new concepts for maximizing crop yields! Intensive Cropping: Efficient Use of Water, Nutrients, and Tillage is a compilation of current information on the interdependence of and synergies among water, nutrients, and energy in regard to increasing crop performance. This book explains the need for intensive cropping and explores the technologies and practices necessary for proper management of water, nutrients, and energy. With Intensive Cropping you will learn how to improve the quantity of the world's most important crops using methods that will minimize harm to the environment. This essential guide is a state-of-the-art account of the concepts and practices concerning the integrated use of water, nutrients, and energy in intensive cropping. Intensive Cropping combines basic and applied aspects of soil-water, nutrients, and energy management to help you optimize your crop yields and maximize the efficiency of intensively farmed regions. In Intensive Cropping, you will explore the need for extreme farming and related concerns and concepts, including: reducing runoff, deep seepage, and evaporation losses supplementing irrigation with surface and ground water understanding the process of water uptake and its effects on root dynamics and water use reducing leaching, erosion, and gasseus losses in your fields using combinations of organic manures, crop residues, chemical fertilizers, and biofertilizers for soil maintenance implementing conventional and emerging tillage systems, such as conservation tillage for improving soil quality examining case studies of contrasting edaphic requirements of rice-wheat systems Intensive Cropping brings you up-to-date on recent advances in the field, supported by relevant experimental observations on environmentally safe and effective ways to increase crop performance. By examining this new research on increasing crop production, you will be able to successfully increase crop yields in various climates and support the growing global demand for such resources.

Widows in African Societies

Choices and Constraints


Author: Betty Potash

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804766562

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 4627

Although widows constitute a quarter of the adult female population in many African societies, they have not been the focus of detailed, cross-cultural research. This is the first comparative anthropological study of widowhood in Africa, comprising ten case studies that cover a broad spectrum of societies in different parts of the continent. This volume shows clearly that widows are not passive objects of male transactions; they have interests and options, and make choices affecting their own lives. Ties to children, access to productive sources, and rights to housing are shown to have particular importance for widows' residential and marital decisions. This book provides a needed corrective both to the male perspective on kinship and to women's studies that deal almost exclusively with the adult married woman. In contrast to the traditional anthropological emphasis on widow remarriage and the functions such marriages have for the maintenance of marriage alliances, these papers deal with the women themselves and the quality of their lives. The introduction surveys the literature, examines the factors affecting the widows' strategies, and shows how accepted anthropological concepts of marriage, affinity, and community look different when considered from the perspective of widows. There is a foreword by Mariam K. Slater.

Baule statuary art

meaning and modernization


Author: Philip L. Ravenhill,Susan Mullin Vogel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 68

View: 5032

Non soltanto un baule

storie di emigranti italiani


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 111

View: 8761

A 10-story anthology that captures the struggles that millions of Italians experienced in their search for a better life outside Italy. The immigrants¿ stories, told through the voices of descendants or friends, richly express the emotion, pride and heartbreak of their emigration to Australia, the United States, Argentina and Canada. The book includes exercises for comprehension, discussion, research and writing; footnoted vocabulary with explanations in Italian; a table of passato remoto verbs in three conjugations; and cultural notes.

Un baule pieno di gente

Scritti su Fernando Pessoa


Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore

ISBN: 8858806956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 1155

Sembra quasi pleonastico dire che nell'immenso e misterioso Libro che Pessoa ci ha lasciato il centro piu riposto, e certo il piu imperioso,e l'eteronimia. Eteronimia intesa non tanto come metaforico camerino di teatro in cui l'attore Pessoa si nasconde per assumere i suoi travestimenti letterario-stilistici; ma proprio come zona franca, come terrain vague, come linea magica varcando la quale Pessoa divento un 'altro da se' senza cessare di essere se stesso. L'eteronimia di Pessoa rimanda semmai alla capacita di vivere l'essenza di un gioco; non ad una finzione, pertanto, ma ad una metafisica della finzione, o ad un occultismo della finzione; forse ad una teosofia della finzione. Antonio Tabucchi

Facilities Planning for School Library to Technology Centers


Author: Steven M. Baule

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586832948

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 8284

Provides information on planning and building a new school library, covering such topics as creating bids and timelines, site visits, technology planning, lighting, acoustics, signage, and computer lab design.

MARCO POLO ReisefŸhrer Franzšsische AtlantikkŸste


Author: Stefanie Bisping

Publisher: Mair Dumont Marco Polo

ISBN: 3829724632

Category: Travel

Page: 140

View: 1973

Insider-Tipps und noch viel mehr: Erleben Sie mit MARCO POLO die Französische Atlantikküste und ihr Hinterland intensiv von den endlosen Stränden an der Côte d'Argent bis zu den Surfspots Biarritz und Saint-Jean-de-Luz - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort an der Französischen Atlantikküste an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der Altstadt von La Rochelle und dem pittoresken Weindorf Saint-Émilion nicht verpassen dürfen, dass Sie in Nantes' Galerie des Machines einzigartige Karussells und Aussichtstürme bestaunen können, die der Phantasie von Jules Verne oder Leonardo da Vinci entsprungen scheinen, und dass das fleur de sel auf der Ile de Ré, dem "französischen Sylt", derart köstlich ist, dass man hier sogar nach Salzeis Schlange steht. Mit den MARCO POLO Ausflügen und Touren erkunden Sie die Französische Atlantikküste auf besonderen Wegen und mit den Low-Budget-Tipps sparen Sie bares Geld. Die Insider-Tipps der Autorin lassen Sie die Französische Atlantikküste individuell und authentisch erleben. In jedem Band gibt es einen übersichtlichen Reiseatlas und eine herausnehmbare Faltkarte, in die natürlich auch die Ausflüge & Touren eingetragen sind.

Fodor's France 2012


Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 087637142X

Category: Travel

Page: 872

View: 5461

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to France. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know France: The Ile-de-France region is the nation’s heartland. Here Louis XIV built vainglorious Versailles, Chartres brings the faithful to their knees, and Monet’s Giverny enchants all. To the south, the Loire Valley offers a parade of royal and near-royal chateaus that magnificently capture France’s golden age of monarchy. Northwest Normandy is sculpted with cliff-lined coasts and a dramatic past marked by Mont-St-Michel’s majestic abbey, Rouen’s towering cathedral, and the D-Day beaches. Brittany, a long arm of rocky land stretching into the Atlantic, is a place unto itself with its own language and time-defying towns such as Gauguin’s Pont-Aven and the pirate haven of St-Malo. The region of Alsace-Lorraine may look and sound German, but its main sights---18th-century Nancy, medieval Strasbourg, and the lovely Route du Vine---remain proudly French. For those travelers looking to imbibe, trips to Champagne Country, the capital of bubbly, or Burgundy, whose vineyards are among the world’s best, cannot be missed. Lyon is France’s natural hub where you can ski Mont Blanc or take a heady trip along the Beaujolais Wine Road. Don’t forget Provence, famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of Luberon, and vibrant cities. The pebble beaches and zillion-dollar houses of the French Riviera have always captivated sun lovers and socialites from amorous St-Tropez and beauteous Antibes, to sophisticated Nice. The southwestern region, The Midi-Pyrenees is less glamorous than the Riviera and Provence but has an array of must-sees including the “pink city” of Toulouse and fairy-tale Carcassonne. The Dordogne is a stone-cottage pastoral studded with fairy-tale castles, storybook villages, and France’s top prehistoric sights. You’ll fall under Basque Country’s spell with Bay of Biscay resorts like Biarritz, coastal villages such as St-Jean-De-Luz, or the Pyrenean peaks. Relax by sampling the wines of Bordeaux, the standard against which others are measured. They've made the city rich and the owners of its vineyards even richer. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor’s France 2011 but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.