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Archaeology of Motivations - Rewriting History
sku: 1001-WS1501-A03010-3775790985, ean: 9783775790987, isbn: 3775790985,
The history that African artist Georges Adaagbo "rewrites" is plural and nonhierarchical, a history that is constantly shifting and being shifted, in which seemingly valid parameters are being subverted, and from which diverse readings emerge. In ins...
Column to Volume: v. 1: Formal Innovation in Chamba Statuary (Saffron Afriscopes)
sku: VIB1872843476, ean: 9781872843476, isbn: 1872843476,
"Column to Volume: Formal Innovation in Chamba Statuary" investigates the appearance on world art markets during the 1970s of statues identified as Chamba from West Africa. Sought after for their artful execution, these statues were stylistically unl...
sku: M_5051, ean: 9783775709187, isbn: 3775709185,
Artwork by Kay Hassan. Edited by Okwui Enwezor....
Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum (v. 1)
ean: 9780714108834, isbn: 0714108839,
The coinage minted during the reign of King Aksum of northern Ethiopia, is very rare. However, the British Museum now holds more than 600 coins, dating between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD. This collection is described and illustrated here for the fi...
Wangechi Mutu: In Whose Image
ean: 9783941185067, isbn: 3941185063,
Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu makes collage works from such materials as ink, clippings from fashion, porn and popular science magazines, glitter, packing tape and rabbit fur. In her fragmented and grotesque figures, Mutu comments ironically on the stere...
Late Byzantine Sculpture (Studies in the Visual Cultures of the Middle Ages)
ean: 9782503530642, isbn: 2503530648,
This book provides a detailed description and interpretation of multiple aspects of sculpture from late Byzantine monuments. Although individual monuments of the late Byzantine period have been exhaustively published and analyzed, the role of their s...
Wangechi Mutu: A Shady Promise
mpn: 100 col ills, ean: 9788862080217, isbn: 8862080212,
"Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body," states Kenyan-born, New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu, the subject of this highly anticip...
Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul
ean: 9780521772570, isbn: 0521772575,
This book is about the Byzantine monuments of Istanbul, most notably, Haghia Sophia. The remains of the land and sea walls, the Hippodrome, imperial palaces, commemorative columns, reservoirs and cisterns, an aqueduct, a triumphal archway, a fortifie...
Mona Hatoum: Unhomely
ean: 9783935567466, isbn: 3935567464,
The works of Beirut-born artist Mona Hatoum, who currently lives in London and Berlin, incorporate very real topics. Many of her sculptures deal with conditions in the world's crisis regions, or exile; others show that familiar objects from everyday ...
From Yelwa to Yola: Sculpture of Northern Nigeria
ean: 9789042929036, isbn: 9042929030,
The ethnographic literature of the first half of the 20th century paid hardly any attention to the sculptural traditions of the numerous ethnic groups that populated Nigeria. The study of Nigerian art only really got going thanks to the pioneering wo...
Romuald Hazoumè: My Paradise: Made in Porto-Novo
ean: 9783775726450, isbn: 3775726454,
The Beninese assemblage virtuoso Romuald Hazoumè (born 1962) transforms plastic jugs and other discarded materials into masks and sculptural installations that explore the nexus of ritual and industrialization. Hazoumè mines the space of economic a...
Wadi Daliyeh: I: The Wadi Daliyeh Seal Impressions (Discoveries in the Judaean Desert)
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ean: 9780198269359, isbn: 0198269358,
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The seal impressions found at Wadi ed-Daliyeh near Qumran were originally clay seals fixed to the Samaria Papyri (legal documents dated to the mid-fourth century BCE). They provide a rare glimpse of the cultural influences to which one area of Palest...
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