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A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
A Book

by Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Informed by the latest scholarship yet written for the general reader, this has been the first comprehensive study to present the arts of Africa in art historical terms. A History of Art in Africa covers all parts of the continent, including Egypt, from prehistory to the present day and includes the art of the African Diaspora. Many aspects of visual culture are given detailed consideration, including sculpture, architecture, and such quintessentially African forms as masquerades, festivals, and personal adornment. The arts of daily life, of royal ceremony, and of state cosmology receive compelling discussions. Throughout, the authors emphasize the cultural contexts in which art is produced and imbued with meanings. Among the ancient works illustrated are masterpieces in brass, gold, ivory, stone and terracotta. Religious arts serving Islamic and Christian communities are presented, as are fascinating hybrid arts that periodically arose from African interactions with Europe, Asia and the Americas. Twentieth-century arts are explored as part of the vibrancy of modern Africa and as ingenious responses to historical change. 'Twenty-first-century African artists, and artists of the African Diaspora, are presented in the context of changing global economies and new theoretical positions. This expanded and revised second edition provides a new chapter on African artists working abroad, and five new short essays on cross-cultural topics such as tourist arts, dating methods, and the illicit trade in archaeological artifacts. The illustrations - featuring a vast and rich array of images of artworks, archival and contemporary field photographs, explanatory drawings and plans, and individual objects displayed in museums and in use - have likewise been greatly extended, with many more pictures now shown in color.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
A Book

by Herbert M Cole,Monica Blackmun Visonà

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780131195714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
An Introduction to Method

by Jan Vansina,Gan Fansina

  • Publisher : London ; New York : Longman
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early stage of academic development. It aims to provide the reader with a systematic method for the historical understanding of African art. Professor Vansina considers the medium, technique, style and meaning of art objects and examines the creative process through which they come into being. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate his arguments, and help to explain the changes that have taken place.

Art in Africa : reality and perspectives in a study of the history of African arts

Art in Africa : reality and perspectives in a study of the history of African arts
A Book

by Ezio Bassani

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rock Art in Africa

Rock Art in Africa
Mythology and Legend

by Quellec Jean-Loic Le,Jean-Loïc Le Quellec

  • Publisher : Flammarion-Pere Castor
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The only book of its kind to examine cave art throughout Africa. The paintings and engravings discovered in African caves are amazing works of art that hold clues to understanding the history of humankind.

A History of the Iziko South African National Gallery

A History of the Iziko South African National Gallery
Reflections on art and national identity

by Anna Tietze

  • Publisher : Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Release : 2017-06-14
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1775822168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In South Africa, with its highly contested and changing understandings of national identity, its National Gallery is no less a contested space. A History of the Iziko South African National Gallery considers questions of artistic and cultural identity, from the late 19th century to the present day. It explores how the gallery has understood its function and its public, as a ‘national’ gallery from 1930 and, before that, the chief gallery of the Cape Colony. This question is investigated through a study of the gallery’s administration, collection and exhibition practices over the last 150 years. What is understood by and expected of a national gallery varies considerably worldwide. Should it regard itself as part of a broad international cultural discourse, or should it be representative of a specifically national – or even regional – identity? The gallery is a microcosm of the greater debate: how the South African nation relates to the larger world and how, if at all, it understands the concept of a shared culture. In the last 20 years, Museum Studies have become a major part of the field of Cultural Studies. There is a vast literature on what might be called the ‘history’ museum, but far less on the art museum or gallery. To date, there has been no large-scale historical inquiry into the Iziko SANG, the country’s national gallery. The absence of such a history marks a serious gap in the literature, which this study aims to fill.

A History of African-American Artists

A History of African-American Artists
From 1792 to the Present

by Fred Romare Harry Bearden,Romare Bearden,Harry Brinton Henderson

  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the history of African-American art, examining the lives and careers of more than fifty artists and relating their work to prevailing artistic, social, and political trends

A History of African Archaeology

A History of African Archaeology
A Book

by Peter Robertshaw

  • Publisher : James Currey Publishers
  • Release : 1990-01-01
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 0852550650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first book to chronicle the development of African archaeology as a subject.

A history of art in ancient Egypt

A history of art in ancient Egypt
Volume 2

by Georges Chipiez, Charles Perrot

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2018-09-20
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 3734038065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reproduction of the original: A history of art in ancient Egypt by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez

Authentically African

Authentically African
Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture

by Sarah Van Beurden

  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release : 2015-11-25
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0821445456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Together, the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, and the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ) in the Congo have defined and marketed Congolese art and culture. In Authentically African, Sarah Van Beurden traces the relationship between the possession, definition, and display of art and the construction of cultural authenticity and political legitimacy from the late colonial until the postcolonial era. Her study of the interconnected histories of these two institutions is the first history of an art museum in Africa, and the only work of its kind in English. Drawing on Flemish-language sources other scholars have been unable to access, Van Beurden illuminates the politics of museum collections, showing how the IMNZ became a showpiece in Mobutu’s effort to revive “authentic” African culture. She reconstructs debates between Belgian and Congolese museum professionals, revealing how the dynamics of decolonization played out in the fields of the museum and international heritage conservation. Finally, she casts light on the art market, showing how the traveling displays put on by the IMNZ helped intensify collectors’ interest and generate an international market for Congolese art. The book contributes to the fields of history, art history, museum studies, and anthropology and challenges existing narratives of Congo’s decolonization. It tells a new history of decolonization as a struggle over cultural categories, the possession of cultural heritage, and the right to define and represent cultural identities.

The Visual Arts

The Visual Arts
A History

by Hugh Honour,John Fleming

  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 984
  • ISBN : 9780205665358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new revised edition is an authoritative and enlightened account of the history of art. It presents art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas-spanning from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to the most controversial art forms of today. The text is beautifully and generously illustrated with over 1,400 superb photographs, including architectural plans and color maps

A History of Africa

A History of Africa
A Book

by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1850
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art in Chicago

Art in Chicago
A History from the Fire to Now

by Maggie Taft,Robert Cozzolino

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-08-14
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 022616831X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For decades now, the story of art in America has been dominated by New York. It gets the majority of attention, the stories of its schools and movements and masterpieces the stuff of pop culture legend. Chicago, on the other hand . . . well, people here just get on with the work of making art. Now that art is getting its due. Art in Chicago is a magisterial account of the long history of Chicago art, from the rupture of the Great Fire in 1871 to the present, Manierre Dawson, László Moholy-Nagy, and Ivan Albright to Chris Ware, Anne Wilson, and Theaster Gates. The first single-volume history of art and artists in Chicago, the book--in recognition of the complexity of the story it tells--doesn't follow a single continuous trajectory. Rather, it presents an overlapping sequence of interrelated narratives that together tell a full and nuanced, yet wholly accessible history of visual art in the city. From the temptingly blank canvas left by the Fire, we loop back to the 1830s and on up through the 1860s, tracing the beginnings of the city's institutional and professional art world and community. From there, we travel in chronological order through the decades to the present. Familiar developments--such as the founding of the Art Institute, the Armory Show, and the arrival of the Bauhaus--are given a fresh look, while less well-known aspects of the story, like the contributions of African American artists dating back to the 1860s or the long history of activist art, finally get suitable recognition. The six chapters, each written by an expert in the period, brilliantly mix narrative and image, weaving in oral histories from artists and critics reflecting on their work in the city, and setting new movements and key works in historical context. The final chapter, comprised of interviews and conversations with contemporary artists, brings the story up to the present, offering a look at the vibrant art being created in the city now and addressing ongoing debates about what it means to identify as--or resist identifying as--a Chicago artist today. The result is an unprecedentedly inclusive and rich tapestry, one that reveals Chicago art in all its variety and vigor--and one that will surprise and enlighten even the most dedicated fan of the city's artistic heritage. Part of the Terra Foundation for American Art's year-long Art Design Chicago initiative, which will bring major arts events to venues throughout Chicago in 2018, Art in Chicago is a landmark publication, a book that will be the standard account of Chicago art for decades to come. No art fan--regardless of their city--will want to miss it.

Fighting for Honor

Fighting for Honor
The History of African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World

by M. Thomas J. Desch-Obi

  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9781570037184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking investigation into the migration of martial arts techniques across continents and centuries

The History of Islam in Africa

The History of Islam in Africa
A Book

by Nehemia Levtzion,Randall Pouwels

  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release : 2000-03-31
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN : 0821444611
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The history of the Islamic faith on the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the first time in a single volume, The History of Islam in Africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past of this significant presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing together two dozen leading scholars, this comprehensive work treats the historical development of the religion in each major region and examines its effects. Without assuming prior knowledge of the subject on the part of its readers, The History of Islam in Africa is broken down into discrete areas, each devoted to a particular place or theme and each written by experts in that particular arena. The introductory chapters examine the principal “gateways” from abroad through which Islam traditionally has influenced Africans. The following two parts present overviews of Islamic history in West Africa and the Sudanic zone, and in subequatorial Africa. In the final section, the authors discuss important themes that have had an impact on Muslim communities in Africa. Designed as both a reference and a text, The History of Islam in Africa will be an essential tool for libraries, scholars, and students of this growing field.

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America
An Introduction to Global Modernisms

by Elaine O'Brien,Everlyn Nicodemus,Melissa Chiu,Benjamin Genocchio,Mary K. Coffey,Roberto Tejada

  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 2012-08-07
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN : 9781444332308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shedding fresh light on modern art beyond the West, this text introduces readers to artists, art movements, debates and theoretical positions of the modern era that continue to shape contemporary art worldwide. Area histories of modern art are repositioned and interconnected towards a global art historiography. Provides a much-needed corrective to the Eurocentric historiography of modern art, offering a more worldly and expanded view than any existing modern art survey Brings together a selection of major essays and historical documents from a wide range of sources Section introductions, critical essays, and documents provide the relevant contextual and historiographical material, link the selections together, and guide the reader through the key theoretical positions and debates Offers a useful tool for students and scholars with little or no prior knowledge of non-Western modernisms Includes many contrasting voices in its documents and essays, encouraging reader response and lively classroom discussion Includes a selection of major essays and historical documents addressing not only painting and sculpture but photography, film and architecture as well.

A History of Theatre in Africa

A History of Theatre in Africa
A Book

by Martin Banham

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2004-05-13
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 9781139451499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa. The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in the work of popular entertainers and storytellers. Since the 1950s, in a movement that has paralleled the political emancipation of so much of the continent, there has also grown a theatre that comments back from the colonized world to the world of the colonists and explores its own cultural, political and linguistic identity. A History of Theatre in Africa offers a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of this long and varied chronicle, written by a team of scholars in the field. Chapters include an examination of the concepts of 'history' and 'theatre'; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; and the African diaspora.

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt
A Book

by Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History [3 volumes]

Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History [3 volumes]
Culture, Politics, and History

by Richard M. Juang,Noelle Morrissette

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2008-03-12
  • Pages : 1215
  • ISBN : 1851094466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. • Over 100 expert contributors—a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines • A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
An Introduction to Method

by J. Vansina

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-06-06
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1317869036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early srage of academic development. It aims to provide the reader with a systematic method for the historical understanding of African art. Professor Vansina considers the medium, technique, style and meaning of art objects and examines the creative process through which they come into being. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate his arguments, and help to explain the changes that have taken place.