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Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War
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ean: 9781910433942, isbn: 1910433942,
It is now almost 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the fragmentation of the Soviet Union into a series of republics and the rejection of communist politics in much of the former Eastern Bloc. Seen by many as a victory for the capitalist Wes...
Mossi: Visions of Africa Series
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ean: 9788874397006, isbn: 8874397003,
The Mossi people of Burkina Faso have a rich and complex history that is mirrored by the several types and styles of figures and masks they create. The chiefs use political art in the form of royal figures to validate their rule, while those in the s...
Yaka: Visions of Africa Series
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mpn: 62 colour illustrations and 21 black-and, ean: 9788874395156, isbn: 8874395159,
The Yaka, a tribe in the southwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have for over a century produced figurative statuettes, masks, and other objects that have fascinated Western scholars, collectors, and explorers. This impressive b...
Luba (Visions of Africa)
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mpn: 65 col, 92 b&w., ean: 9788874392971, isbn: 8874392974,
This image-filled book features outstanding works of Luba art from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Major themes to be addressed include the role of visual and performance arts in Luba traditional politics; the symbolism of the female image and why ...
Bamum: Visions of Africa Series
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mpn: 64 full-colour and 15 black & white illu, ean: 9788874395736, isbn: 8874395736,
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, artists working for the royal court of Bamum, in Cameroon, created elaborate bead-covered thrones and stools, wooden sculptures, masks in human and animal form, architectural carvings, and fine objects in br...
Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
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ean: 9780520229495, isbn: 0520229495,
Figurative images have long played a critical, if largely unexamined, role in Africa―mediating relationships between the colonizer and the colonized, the state and the individual, and the global and the local. This pivotal volume considers the mean...
Guro: Visions of Africa Series
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ean: 9788874397327, isbn: 8874397321,
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 wh...
Africa in the Market
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ean: 9780888545060, isbn: 0888545061,
While many publications focus on the aesthetics and symbolism of African art, few explore the historical dynamics and exchanges that have informed the way people in Africa have created, preserved, collected, and sold their artworks to local and forei...
Punu: Visions of Africa Series
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mpn: 64 col., 15 b.&w., ean: 9788874394012, isbn: 8874394012,
Situated in the south-west of Gabon, the Punu are part of a group of peoples known essentially for their white masks. These objects, which continue to impress collectors and enthusiasts of African art, fascinated Western artists at the start of the 2...
Royal Arts of Africa: The Majesty of Form
mpn: 200 illustrations, 140 in colour, ean: 9781856691130, isbn: 1856691136,
A fascinating overview of African art that explores the diverse ways in which African rulers have employed art and architecture in kingdoms from West and Central Africa to define individual and state identity. Suzanne Blier draws on a rich array of i...
The Tribal Arts of Africa
ean: 9780500282311, isbn: 0500282315,
The marvelous achievements of black African artists over thousands of years are revealed and superbly portrayed in this book. The earliest pieces date from the beginning of the first millennium, the most recent from the early twentieth century before...
The Scramble for Art in Central Africa
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ean: 9780521586788, isbn: 052158678X,
The contributors to this volume trace the life history of artifacts that were brought to Europe and America from Congo toward the end of the nineteenth century, and became the subjects of museum displays. They also present fascinating case studies of...
Black Africa: Masks Sculpture Jewelry
ean: 9782879390352, isbn: 2879390354,
Masks, pottery, bronze, ivory, gold, statues of ancestors, reliquaries, and jewelry all express the influence of myths on the daily life and inventive genius of more than 60 ethnic groups. This book covers each subject in turn, is magnificently illus...
Baga: Visions of Africa Series
ean: 9788874398201, isbn: 8874398204,
The 18th volume in the successful reference Visions of Africa series, Baga introduces the art and traditions of this small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea in West Africa. Their extraordinary sculptures, wooden masks, and statu...
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