A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà
Publsiher: Abradale Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780810934481
ISBN 13: 0810934485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Art in Africa Book Review:

Discusses the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural traditions.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole
Publsiher: Prentice Hall Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780136128748
ISBN 13: 0136128742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Art in Africa Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780134421872
ISBN 13: 0134421876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Art in Africa Book Review:

Discusses the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural traditions.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
Author: Monica Blackmun Visonà
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780500237786
ISBN 13: 0500237786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Art in Africa Book Review:

This comprehensive work considers and presents the arts of Africa as art history, rather than as expressions of anthropological and societical impulses and traditions. The book's aim is to animate the study of African art, showing how it has continuously developed from evolving beliefs and traditions, complex cultural interactions, historical and economic realities and gifted individuals.

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
Author: J. Vansina
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-06-06
ISBN 10: 1317869036
ISBN 13: 9781317869030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art History in Africa Book Review:

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.

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Author: Elaine O'Brien,Everlyn Nicodemus,Melissa Chiu,Benjamin Genocchio,Mary K. Coffey,Roberto Tejada
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 9781444332308
ISBN 13: 1444332309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America Book Review:

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.

Making Art in Africa 1960-2010

Making Art in Africa 1960-2010
Author: Polly Savage,Robert Loder,John Picton
Publsiher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781848221512
ISBN 13: 1848221517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Art in Africa 1960-2010 Book Review:

What does it mean to make art in Africa? In Making Art in Africa, 60 of the continent’s leading artists give very different answers to this question through a series of extraordinary first-hand commentaries relating to specific works.

Rock Art in Africa

Rock Art in Africa
Author: Quellec Jean-Loic Le,Jean-Loïc Le Quellec
Publsiher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106017794865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Art in Africa Book Review:

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.

African Art in Transit

African Art in Transit
Author: Christopher B. Steiner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1994-01-27
ISBN 10: 9780521457521
ISBN 13: 0521457521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Art in Transit Book Review:

Trade and bargaining in a contemporary African setting.

A Short History of African Art

A Short History of African Art
Author: Werner Gillon
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 405
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034693773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of African Art Book Review:

An history of the visual arts of Africa - sculpture, painting and architecture; textiles, pottery and other household objects; jewellery, ceremonial and religious dress and body art.

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art
Author: Gitti Salami,Monica Blackmun Visona
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1444338374
ISBN 13: 9781444338379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Modern African Art Book Review:

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

The Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa
Author: Daniel Magaziner
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-11-09
ISBN 10: 0821445901
ISBN 13: 9780821445907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Life in South Africa Book Review:

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.

Representing Africa in American Art Museums

Representing Africa in American Art Museums
Author: Kathleen Bickford Berzock,Christa Clarke
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780295989617
ISBN 13: 0295989610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representing Africa in American Art Museums Book Review:

"The first comprehensive book to focus on the history of African art in American art museums. ... Thirteen essays present the institutional biographies of African art collections in the Cincinnati Museum of Art, the Hampton University Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Primitive Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Indiana University of Art Museum, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the University of Iowa Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Menil Collection, and the National Museum of African Art."--back cover.

The Scramble for Art in Central Africa

The Scramble for Art in Central Africa
Author: Enid Schildkrout,Curtis A. Keim
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1998-03-28
ISBN 10: 9780521586788
ISBN 13: 052158678X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scramble for Art in Central Africa Book Review:

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 the pioneering collectors, including such major figures as Frobenius and Torday, discuss the complex and sensitive issues involved in the business of "collecting," and consider how these objects were used in the invention of Africa by the West.

Arts of Africa

Arts of Africa
Author: OMOTOSO ELUYEMI,Grimaldi Forum (Monaco).
Publsiher: Skira Editore
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062620003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arts of Africa Book Review:

"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: British Museum
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822028772689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa Book Review:

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.

Yoruba

Yoruba
Author: Collectif,,Henry John Drewal,John Pemberton,Rowland Abiodun
Publsiher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105003256950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoruba Book Review:

Looks at the ritualistic art, religious writings, and philosophy of the Yoruba people in Africa

Yoruba Art and Language

Yoruba Art and Language
Author: Rowland Abiodun
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2014-09-29
ISBN 10: 1107047447
ISBN 13: 9781107047440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoruba Art and Language Book Review:

The Yorùbá was one of the most important civilizations of sub-Saharan Africa. While the high quality and range of its artistic and material production have long been recognized, the art of the Yorùbá has been judged primarily according to the standards and principles of Western aesthetics. In this book, which merges the methods of art history, archaeology, and anthropology, Rowland Abíọ́dún offers new insights into Yorùbá art and material culture by examining them within the context of the civilization's cultural norms and values and, above all, the Yorùbá language. Abíọ́dún draws on his fluency and prodigious knowledge of Yorùbá culture and language to dramatically enrich our understanding of Yorùbá civilization and its arts. The book includes a companion website with audio clips of the Yoruba language, helping the reader better grasp the integral connection between art and language in Yoruba culture.

Art, Creativity, and Politics in Africa and the Diaspora

Art, Creativity, and Politics in Africa and the Diaspora
Author: Abimbola Adelakun,Toyin Falola
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN 10: 3319913107
ISBN 13: 9783319913100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art, Creativity, and Politics in Africa and the Diaspora Book Review:

This book explores the politics of artistic creativity, examining how black artists in Africa and the diaspora create art as a procedure of self-making. Essays cross continents to uncover the efflorescence of black culture in national and global contexts and in literature, film, performance, music, and visual art. Contributors place the concerns of black artists and their works within national and transnational conversations on anti-black racism, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, migration, resettlement, resistance, and transnational feminisms. Does art by the subaltern fulfill the liberatory potential that critics have ascribed to it? What other possibilities does political art offer? Together, these essays sort through the aesthetics of daily life to build a thesis that reflects the desire of black artists and cultures to remake themselves and their world.

The Art of Africa

The Art of Africa
Author: Christa Clarke,Rebecca Arkenberg
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1588391906
ISBN 13: 9781588391902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Africa Book Review:

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.