A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole
Release: 2008
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0136128726
Language: en
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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."--BOOK JACKET.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole
Release: 2008
Editor: Prentice Hall Press
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0136128742
Language: en
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DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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
Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà
Release: 2001
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0134421876
Language: en
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Discusses the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural traditions.

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
Author: J. Vansina
Release: 2014-06-06
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781317869023
Language: en
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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.

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art
Author: Gitti Salami,Monica Blackmun Visona
Release: 2013-12-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9781444338379
Language: en
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Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization. A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art

Africa s Struggle for Its Art

Africa   s Struggle for Its Art
Author: Bénédicte Savoy
Release: 2022-03-15
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780691234731
Language: en
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"A major new history of how, between 1965 and 1985, African nations sought the restitution of works of art stolen during the colonial period, written by the most important and influential figure in the field"--

Early Art and Architecture of Africa

Early Art and Architecture of Africa
Author: Peter S. Garlake
Release: 2002
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 214
ISBN: 0192842617
Language: en
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This new history of over 5,000 years of African art reveals its true diversity for the first time. Challenging centuries of misconceptions that have obscured the sophisticated nature of African art, Garlake focuses on seven key regions--southern Africa, Nubia, Aksum, the Niger River, West Africa, Great Zimbabwe, and the East African coast--treating each in detail and setting them in their social and historical context. Garlake is long familiar with and has extensive practical experience of both the archaeology and the art history of Africa. Using the latest research and archaeological findings, he offers exciting new insights into the works native to these areas, and he also puts forth new interpretations of several key cultures and monuments. Acknowledging the universal allure of the African art object, this stunning book helps us to understand more about the ways in which this art was produced, used, and received.

Arts of Africa

Arts of Africa
Author: Grimaldi Forum (Monaco, Monaco),Grimaldi forum (Monaco).
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 409
ISBN: UOM:39015062620003
Language: en
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"This beautifully illustrated volume highlights all the rich diversity of African cultures through a meaningful selection of masterpieces of traditional African art."--Global Books in Print.

Africa

Africa
Author: Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain),Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: UOM:39015038184647
Language: en
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Northern Africa. Spectacular sculptures in wood, bronze, and stone provide stunning proof of the aesthetic strength of African traditions, even in the case of utilitarian works that were not made to be "art". In some cases, the very concept of art was foreign to their makers, as Kwame Anthony Appiah explains in his essay. In an epic overview of Africa's earliest history, Ekpo Eyo makes a strong case for dispensing with the popular misconception that northern Africa.

Rock Art in Africa

Rock Art in Africa
Author: Quellec Jean-Loic Le,Jean-Loïc Le Quellec
Release: 2004
Editor: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Pages: 212
ISBN: UCSC:32106017794865
Language: en
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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.

The Art of Africa

The Art of Africa
Author: Christa Clarke,Rebecca Arkenberg
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781588391902
Language: en
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By focusing on forty works from the Metropolitan's collection, this educator's resource kit presents the rich and diverse artistic heritage of sub-Saharan Africa. Included are a brief introduction and history of the continent, an explanation of the role of visual expression in Africa, descriptions of the form and function of the works, lesson plans, class activities, map, bibliography, and glossary.

The Routledge Companion to African American Art History

The Routledge Companion to African American Art History
Author: Eddie Chambers
Release: 2019-12-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 487
ISBN: 1138486558
Language: en
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This Companion authoritatively points to the main areas of enquiry within the subject of African American art history. The first section examines how African American art has been constructed over the course of a century of published scholarship. The second section studies how African American art is and has been taught and researched in academia. The third part focuses on how African American art has been reflected in art galleries and museums. The final section opens up understandings of what we mean when we speak of African American art. This book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and professors and may be used in American art, African American art, visual culture, and culture classes.

The Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa
Author: Daniel Magaziner
Release: 2016-11-09
Editor: Ohio University Press
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780821445907
Language: en
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From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government ran an art school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station. It is the story of a community that made its way through the travails of white supremacist South Africa and demonstrates how the art students and teachers made together became the art of their lives. Daniel Magaziner radically reframes apartheid-era South African history. Against the dominant narrative of apartheid oppression and black resistance, as well as recent scholarship that explores violence, criminality, and the hopeless entanglements of the apartheid state, this book focuses instead on a small group’s efforts to fashion more fulfilling lives for its members and their community through the ironic medium of the apartheid-era school. There is no book like this in South African historiography. Lushly illustrated and poetically written, it gives us fully formed lives that offer remarkable insights into the now clichéd experience of black life under segregation and apartheid.

Creating Their Own Image

Creating Their Own Image
Author: Lisa E. Farrington
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9780195167214
Language: en
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Explores how African American women artists have created an alternative vision of how women of color can be, are, and might be presented in American culture by weaving together artists, styles, and periods.

Africa

Africa
Author: British Museum
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 224
ISBN: UCSD:31822028772689
Language: en
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The collections of the British Museum provide an exceptional resource for exploring both African antiquity and its contemporary arts and cultures. This book looks at the continent as a whole. It describes through a series of essays the history and arts of particular regions and the sources of the collections now in the Museum. Each section will be well-illustrated with a mix of archival and contemporary field photographs, and will also integrate illustrations of up to 50 important individual objects from this world-famous collection. The objects will have a commentary on their significance by leading figures in the field of African studies, many of them native to the areas from which the objects derive. The book brings to bear a mix of Western and African scholarship in an innovative collaboration to reassess one of the great African collections.

Art from Africa

Art from Africa
Author: Pamela McClusky,Robert Farris Thompson
Release: 2002
Editor: Lund Humphries Publishers
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0853318484
Language: en
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The authors draw on personal memories, interviews, and oral narratives to present twelve 'case histories' of objects--or clusters of objects--in the Seattle Art Museum's collection of African art. Each case history is enriched by comments from artists, art historians, writers, community members, and patrons who guide readers back into the markets, palaces, ceremonies, shrines, and streets where African art is originated.

Africa

Africa
Author: Tom Phillips
Release: 1999
Editor: Prestel Pub
Pages: 615
ISBN: 3791320041
Language: en
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This magnificent celebration of the world's oldest and most diverse artistic traditions is considered the definitive book on African art. Ranging from the oldest known human artifact, circa 1.6 million BC, to pieces made within living memory, the objects collected in this extraordinary volume reflect a continent of enormous cultural and historical scope. Arranged chronologically within seven geographical sections, it offers an astonishing array of sculptures in wood, bronze, stone, and gold, as well as rock paintings, ceremonial pieces, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles culled from private and public collections around the world. Commentary by renowned scholars illuminates the cultural and historical significance of these pieces, and in-depth authoritative texts highlight critical aspects of each region. Together these words and images take readers on an artistic grand tour through a continent of unparalleled diversity, and towards the thrilling discovery of not one Africa, but many.

The African Origin of Civilization

The African Origin of Civilization
Author: Cheikh Anta Diop,Mercer Cook
Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781613747360
Language: en
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Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

Towards an African Canadian Art History

Towards an African Canadian Art History
Author: Aditi Ohri,Julie Crooks,Alexandra Kelebay,Cheryl Thompson,Emilie Boone,Deanna Bowen,Carol Bernadette Duncan,Mercelie Dionne-Petit,Christiana Abraham,Adrienne R. Johnson,Krys Verrall,Alice Ming Wai Jim,Andrea Fatona
Release: 2018-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 382
ISBN: 1553223659
Language: en
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This is the first book to consoloidate the field of African Canadian Art History. In this book, the authors argue for an African Canadian Art History that can simultaneously examine the artistic contributions of black Canadian artists within their unique historical contexts, critique the colonial representation of black subjects by white artists, and contest the customary racial homogeneity of Canadian Art History. Challenging the traditional notions of artistic value, this book examines art, artists, and visual and material culture from the eighteenth century to the present, analyzing "high," "low," and popular art across various media, with a focus to offer a new perspective on Canadian Art History.

African History A Very Short Introduction

African History  A Very Short Introduction
Author: John (School of Oriental and African Studies Parker, University of London),John Parker,Richard (Honorary Professor of History Rathbone, University of Aberystwyth),Richard Rathbone
Release: 2007-03-22
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9780192802484
Language: en
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Intended for those interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this work looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. It illustrates key themes in modern thinking about Africa's history with a range of historical examples.