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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,Michael D. Harris

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Informed by the latest scholarship yet written for the general reader, this is the first comprehensive book to present the arts of Africa in art-historical terms. The authors treat individual pieces as tangible manifestations of changing beliefs and customs, as products of complex cultural interactions, as expressions of historical and economic realities, and as creations of gifted individuals, and in so doing brilliantly offer up African art on its own terms. Organized in five major parts, A History of Art in Africa covers every corner of the continent, including Egypt, from prehistory to the present day and includes the art of the African diaspora. The Islamic influence and the Christian arts of Ethiopia and Nubia are treated as fully African expressions, as are tourist arts and the fascinating hybrid art that periodically arose from interaction with Europe. All art forms are given equal consideration: from such familiar categories as sculpture to such quintessentially African forms as masquerades, festivals, and personal and domestic adornment. The arts of daily life, of royal ceremony, and of state cosmology also receive compelling discussions. And throughout, the authors emphasize the cultural contexts in which art is produced and imbued with meaning. Contemporary art forms are explored both as part of the living splendors of modern Africa and as ingenious responses to the experience of diaspora. The illustrations present a vast and rich range of images, including superb colorplates of artworks, archival and contemporary field photographs, explanatory drawings and plans, and individual objects displayed in museums and in use. Book jacket.

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.

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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African Art

African Art
A Book

by Frank Willett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780500203644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides an introduction to African art, looking at the history of art in Africa, African architecture, sculpture, and contemporary African art.

A Short History of African Art

A Short History of African Art
A Book

by Werner Gillon

  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Werner Gillon examines the major influences on African culture and art over the centuries: the civilizations of Egypt and the Mediterranean coast, the spread of Islam, the Bantu migrations, the evolution of the tribal system, the arrival of the Europeans and Christianity and the development of trade within Africa and beyond. He then examines the earliest known art forms, the astonishing prehistoric rock art found in a number of regions and the sophisticated artefacts of the ancient Nubian, Aksumite and Nok cultures, and goes on to consider the development of the visual arts in a number of individual regions ranging from the Sahara to the Cape from Ethiopia and the Swahili coast in the east to the Niger Delta and Benin in the West." -- Publisher's description

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 Birth of Art in Africa

The Birth of Art in Africa
Nok Statuary in Nigeria

by Bernard de Grunne

  • Publisher : Vilo International
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique book presents sculptures from the Nok, Sokoto and Katsina cultures of Nigeria in fascinating detail. The terra-cotta statues, which date from 600BC to 300AD, are the oldest traces of the remarkable tradition of sculpture in sub-Saharan Africa. Varying in size from four-inch miniature amulets to monumental seated and kneeling sculptures, often of kings, priests or soothsayers, the statues also display the very rich variety of headdresses, beads, necklaces and bracelets that existed within these cultures. This book brings is a synthesis of the discoveries made since the groundbreaking 1977 study by Bernard Fagg. An essay on dating methods -- carbon dating and thermoluminescence -- provides the most recent results, as well as detailing new cross-dating techniques. A classification of poses common to the sculptures, and parallel photographic evidence of the continuing decorative tradition, enhance the academic value of this definitive work.

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.

Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African Art
Second Edition

by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-03-19
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780500293591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A revised edition of this seminal title, surveying the diverse, ever-evolving field of contemporary African art from the 1950s to today, illustrated in color throughout.

Outlines and Highlights for a History of Art in Africa by Visona, Et Al , Isbn

Outlines and Highlights for a History of Art in Africa by Visona, Et Al , Isbn
0134421876

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  • Publisher : Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781618128690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780134421872 .

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.

African Arts

African Arts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Brief History of Art

A Brief History of Art
With Special Reference to West Africa

by Ernest Victor Asihene

  • Publisher : Woeli Pub Serv
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A concise work, tracing the evolution of art in Africa from pre- historic modes to modern art, exploring specifically the contribution West Africa has made to the art heritage of the world. The book contains many images and illustrative examples of art from West Africa. The author, recently deceased, is noted for his life- long achievements as a painter, sculptor and a scholar. He is recognised for his contribution to art and art education in Ghana, and for communicating knowledge of West African art and art history internationally. His sculptures, which are housed at the Ghana National Museum, include the bust of Kwame Nkrumah, President of the first Republic of Ghana. Outside Ghana he has been a visiting Professor of Art at Texas Southern University. He is the author of Introduction to West African Art (Constable and Co).

Africa Remix

Africa Remix
Contemporary Art of a Continent

by Njami Simon

  • Publisher : Jacana Media
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9781770093638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa remix: Contemporary art of a continent features the work of more than 85 artists from 25 countries on the African continent and the Diaspora.

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

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.

Culture in Africa

Culture in Africa
An Appeal for Pluralism

by Raoul Granqvist

  • Publisher : Nordic Africa Institute
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9789171063304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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West Africa

West Africa
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A World History of Art

A World History of Art
A Book

by Hugh Honour,John Fleming

  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 936
  • ISBN : 9781856694513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Expanded to include the discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the developments in non-Western and modern art since the 6th edition, this is a wide ranging history of art.

African Art

African Art
Definition, Forms and Styles

by R. O. Rom Kalilu

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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