African Art, Western Eyes


Author: Susan Mullin Vogel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300073171

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 3435

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.



Author: N.A

Publisher: 5Continents


Category: Art

Page: 169

View: 9461

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.

Facilities Planning for School Library to Technology Centers


Author: Steven M. Baule

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586832948

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 5940

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.

The Ultimate Fruit Label Book


Author: John A. Baule

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764324420

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 303

View: 1945

From the late 1800s to the early 1960s, millions of bright and colorful, attention-getting paper labels were used by fruit growers to identify and advertise boxes of fresh produce. Today these true works of art are avidly sought by designers, collectors, and decorators. Over 1700 stunning color images of fruit labels are presented here alphabetically: stock and private labels from growers and associations ranging from Acme and All American to Yakima Valley and Zirkle. Many decorative motifs, including fruit still-lifes, anthropomorphized fruit, scenic vistas, and elaborate portraitures, are featured. Today they are clearly incorporated into interior design. The text includes histories of major fruit companies and the rise of fruit labels, useful collecting hints, values information and codes with every caption, and a detailed bibliography. This book is a must for anyone with a passion for beautiful graphic design.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought


Author: Abiola Irele

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195334736

Category: Africa

Page: 988

View: 1385

From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

African Art and Leadership


Author: Douglas Fraser,Herbert M. Cole

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299058241

Category: Art

Page: 332

View: 5974

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: 5376

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: 2396

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.

Protecting the Empire’s Frontier

Officers of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot during Its North American Service, 1767–1776


Author: Steven M. Baule

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821444646

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 1680

Protecting the Empire’s Frontier tells stories of the roughly eighty officers who served in the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot, which served British interests in America during the crucial period from 1767 through 1776. The Royal Irish was one of the most wide-ranging regiments in America, with companies serving on the Illinois frontier, at Fort Pitt, and in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, with some companies taken as far afield as Florida, Spanish Louisiana, and present-day Maine. When the regiment was returned to England in 1776, some of the officers remained in America on staff assignments. Others joined provincial regiments, and a few joined the American revolutionary army, taking up arms against their king and former colleagues. Using a wide range of archival resources previously untapped by scholars, the text goes beyond just these officers’ service in the regiment and tells the story of the men who included governors, a college president, land speculators, physicians, and officers in many other British regular and provincial regiments. Included in these ranks were an Irishman who would serve in the U.S. Congress and as an American general at Yorktown; a landed aristocrat who represented Bath as a member of Parliament; and a naval surgeon on the ship transporting Benjamin Franklin to France. This is the history of the American Revolutionary period from a most gripping and everyday perspective. An epilogue covers the Royal Irish’s history after returning to England and its part in defending against both the Franco-Spanish invasion attempt and the Gordon Rioters. With an essay on sources and a complete bibliography, this is a treat for professional and amateur historians alike.


The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience


Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195170555

Category: History

Page: 3960

View: 6231

Ninety years after W.E.B. Du Bois first articulated the need for "the equivalent of a black Encyclopedia Britannica," Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr., realized his vision by publishing Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience in 1999. This new, greatly expanded edition of the original work broadens the foundation provided by Africana. Including more than one million new words, Africana has been completely updated and revised. New entries on African kingdoms have been added, bibliographies now accompany most articles, and the encyclopedia's coverage of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean has been expanded, transforming the set into the most authoritative research and scholarly reference set on the African experience ever created. More than 4,000 articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic. African American history and culture in the present-day United States receive a strong emphasis, but African American history and culture throughout the rest of the Americas and their origins in African itself have an equally strong presence. The articles that make up Africana cover subjects ranging from affirmative action to zydeco and span over four million years from the earlies-known hominids , to Sean "Diddy" Combs. With entries ranging from the African ethnic groups to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana, Second Edition, conveys the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent with unprecedented depth.

Baule statuary art

meaning and modernization


Author: Philip L. Ravenhill,Susan Mullin Vogel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 68

View: 9406

Non soltanto un baule

storie di emigranti italiani


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 111

View: 3146

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.

Widows in African Societies

Choices and Constraints


Author: Betty Potash

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804766562

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 891

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.

Un baule pieno di gente

Scritti su Fernando Pessoa


Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore

ISBN: 8858806956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 9371

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

Social Networking for Schools


Author: Steven M. Baule,Julie E. Lewis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586835378

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 6271

This book provides specific and practical ideas for using social media tools to enhance communications, instruction, and professional development within the K–12 school environment—invaluable information for school librarians, instructional coaches, technology specialists, and educational administrators.

I Gialli di Vicolo Voltaire - 5. La baronessa nel baule


Author: Alessandro Gatti,Pierdomenico Baccalario

Publisher: Edizioni Piemme

ISBN: 8858502213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2551

Due piccoli investigatori alle prese con i casi più intricati di Parigi!