Guro

Masks, Performances, and Master Carvers in Ivory Coast

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Author: Eberhard Fischer

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791339412

Category: Art

Page: 518

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Based primarily on the author's own fieldwork, this book provides an understanding of the artistic life of the Guro people, placing special emphasis on their masks. It furnishes a taxonomy of mask types - sacred, semi-sacred, and entertainment - and presents in-depth profiles of the historically important Guro mask carvers. The process of creating a mask is also thoroughly described, often in the words of the Guro artists themselves. With over 500 photographs of masterpieces as well as of mask performances and artists in their workshops, this thoughtful and detailed work honors the artistic achievements of the Guro people and serves as an invaluable record for future generations.

Guro

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788874397327

Category:

Page: 160

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This is the first book on the Guro, who live in the Ivory Coast in close contact with the neighboring Wan, Baule, Yaure, and Bete. For the Guro, the importance of masks goes well beyond aesthetics; they can be considered emblematic, allowing those who wear them to lay claim to their identity as Guro. Despite the effects of French colonization on the Ivory Coast, weakening the prestige of men whose power once resulted from hunting and war activities, the continuation of complex rituals utilizing masks allows these same men to preserve a form of political and religious control. By separating the categories of masks between those created for blood sacrifices to honor spiritual entities and those made for performances at funerals, political demonstrations, and even tourist events, the Guro have reinvented, galvanized, and readapted perfectly integrated rituals to a contemporary society in constant change.

The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde

Nature's Creative Principles

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Author: Isabel W?nsche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351541781

Category: Art

Page: 242

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The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel W?nsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the formation of these artists, the majority of whom were based in St. Petersburg. Particular emphasis is given to the holistic worldviews and organic approaches prevalent among artists of the pre-revolutionary avant-garde, specifically Jan Ciaglinski, Nikolai Kulbin, and Elena Guro, as well as the emergence of the concept of Organic Culture as developed by Mikhail Matiushin, practiced at the State Institute of Artistic Culture, and taught at the reformed Art Academy in the 1920s. Discussions of faktura and creative intuition explore the biocentric approaches that dominated the work of Pavel Filonov, Kazimir Malevich, Voldemar Matvejs, Olga Rozanova, and Vladimir Tatlin. The artistic approaches of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde were further promoted and developed by Vladimir Sterligov and his followers between 1960 and 1990. The study examines the cultural potential as well as the utopian dimension of the artists? approaches to creativity and their ambitious visions for the role of art in promoting human psychophysiological development and shaping post-revolutionary culture.

2015

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Author: Günter Berghaus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110422921

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 698

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The special issue of International Yearbook of Futurism Studies for 2015 will investigate the role of Futurism in the œuvre of a number of Women artists and writers. These include a number of women actively supporting Futurism (e.g. Růžena Zátková, Edyth von Haynau, Olga Rozanova, Eva Kühn), others periodically involved with the movement (e.g. Valentine de Saint Point, Aleksandra Ekster, Mary Swanzy), others again inspired only by certain aspects of the movement (e.g. Natalia Goncharova, Alice Bailly, Giovanna Klien). Several artists operated on the margins of a Futurist inspired aesthetics, but they felt attracted to Futurism because of its support for women artists or because of its innovatory roles in the social and intellectual spheres. Most of the artists covered in Volume 5 (2015) are far from straightforward cases, but exactly because of this they can offer genuinely new insights into a still largely under-researched domain of twentieth-century art and literature. Guiding questions for these investigations are: How did these women come into contact with Futurist ideas? Was it first-hand knowledge (poems, paintings, manifestos etc) or second-hand knowledge (usually newspaper reports or personal conversions with artists who had been in contact with Futurism)? How did the women respond to the (positive or negative) reports? How did this show up in their œuvre? How did it influence their subsequent, often non-Futurist, career?

Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia

A Comprehensive Bibliography Volume I: Southeastern and East Central Europe (Edited by Irina Livezeanu with June Pachuta Farris) Volume II: Russia, the Non-Russian Peoples of the Russian

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Author: Mary Zirin,Irina Livezeanu,Christine D. Worobec,June Pachuta Farris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317451961

Category: Political Science

Page: 2120

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This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on "Women and Gender in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Vol. 1)" and "The Lands of the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2)" over the past millennium. The coverage encompasses the relevant territories of the Russian, Hapsburg, and Ottoman empires, Germany and Greece, and the Jewish and Roma diasporas. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, plus unparalleled documentation of women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds. The volumes include approximately 30,000 bibliographic entries on works published through the end of 2000, as well as web sites and unpublished dissertations. Many of the individual entries are annotated with brief descriptions of major works and the tables of contents for collections and anthologies. The entries are cross-referenced and each volume includes indexes.

The Guro Artists

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Author: Dennis Cooper

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061928038

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A short story from the collection Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper.

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

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Author: Sandra Buckley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415481526

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 634

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With more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture offers extensive coverage of Japanese culture spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in 1945, right up to the present day. Entries range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays giving an in-depth treatment of major issues. Culture is defined in its broadest sense to allow for coverage of the diversity of practice and production in a country as vibrant and rapidly changing as Japan. Including a new preface by the editor to bring the book fully up-to-date with cultural developments since 2001, this Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students of Japanese and Asian Studies, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Japanese culture for the general reader.

FMA Grandmasters and Masters

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Author: Bram Frank

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312835028

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 476

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This book is about some the many Masters and Grandmasters of the FMA: Filipino Martial Arts. Some are well known others are relatively obscure, some are famous, others are known only by their skill but they all have in common their love for the Filipino Martial Arts and their connection through training, friendship, heritage or lineage with GM Bram Frank. Some are the heroes of the Philippines and the spirit of Arnis like the late Professor Remy Presas, part of American martial art history with the FMA and JKD like Guro Dan Inosanto or like GM Bram Frank a faithful practitioner and instructor of the arts. Their stories are told in pictures and with a bio of who they are and what they've done! Regardless of gender these people give their lives, souls and energy to the Filipino Martial Arts. This is the first in a series of volumes of these wonderful people! This is the first book written by a non Filipino with a forward by a Filipino President: President Benigno Aquino III. Mabuhay

Japanese Rock

Guro Art, Japanese Rock Music Groups, Japanese Rock Musicians, Wheel of Doom, Mr. Children, X Japan, Buck-Tick, Glay, Asian Kung-Fu Gen

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230638935

Category:

Page: 312

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 311. Chapters: Guro art, Japanese rock music groups, Japanese rock musicians, Wheel of Doom, Mr. Children, X Japan, Buck-Tick, Glay, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Takanori Nishikawa, Dir En Grey, The Black Mages, Alice Nine, Loudness, Radwimps, Luna Sea, L'Arc-en-Ciel, Crush 40, Nana Kitade, Nightmare, JAM Project, James Iha, The Gazette, Uverworld, Porno Graffitti, Southern All Stars, Boredoms, Superfly, Tokyo Incidents, Electric Eel Shock, Flumpool, Base Ball Bear, Merry, T.M.Revolution, Lily Chou-Chou, Glacier, Bump of Chicken, Motoi Sakuraba, Vidoll, Tokio, D'espairsRay, Last Alliance, Show Ya, An Cafe, Rentrer en Soi, Guitar Wolf, Polysics, Fake?, Tetra-Fang, D'erlanger, Girugamesh, The Yellow Monkey, Psy-S, Ayabie, Sex Machineguns, Suehiro Maruo, Sakanaction, Toshio Maeda, Psycho le Cemu, Remioromen, Megamasso, Masa, Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re, Deen, The Pillows, Number Girl, Judy and Mary, Boom Boom Satellites, Plastic Tree, Sid, Zi: Kill, Avengers in Sci-Fi, Boowy, The Blue Hearts, Kagerou, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, 12012, Lareine, Fujifabric, Quruli, School Food Punishment, Blood, The Piass, Andymori, Soul Flower Union, Kuroyume, Nogod, Kinniku Sh jo Tai, Beat Crusaders, Tinc, Super Beaver, Tsubaki, One Ok Rock, Bivattchee, Ellegarden, Kagrra, Defspiral, Vivid, Zeni Geva, Ero guro, Uchuu Sentai Noiz, S taisei Riron, GO GO 7188, Anzen Chitai, TM Network, Godiego, Kiyoharu, Does, The Back Horn, Baiser, La'cryma Christi, Blankey Jet City, LM.C, Doremidan, Tokyo Yankees, Anti Feminism, Dolly, Ling Tosite Sigure, Siam Shade, Sh jo Tsubaki, Eight, Sadie, Sug, Fact, Abingdon Boys School, Lazy, The High-Lows, No Regret Life, Ulfuls, Unsraw, DuelJewel, Vola and the Oriental Machine, Raphael, Pierrot, Doberman, Lucifer, Aobozu, Baroque, Kenji Ueda, Satsuki, Charlotte, OreSkaBand, Garo, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, Strawberry Song Orchestra, .

Ultra-gash Inferno

Erotic-grotesque Manga

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Author: Suehiro Maruo

Publisher: Creation Books

ISBN: 9781840680393

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Japanese manga at its most extreme, exciting and innovative. A compendium edition of nine graphic novellas by acclaimed cult manga artist Suehiro Maruo whose 'ero-guro' style (a unique fusion of sex and violence) is unlike anything seen in western comics.