A History Of Art In Africa

A History Of Art In Africa

A History Of Art In Africa

"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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 0136128726


A History Of Art In Africa

A History Of Art In Africa

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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà
Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 0136128742


A History Of Art In Africa

A History Of Art In Africa

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

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Genre : Art
Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 0134421876


Art History In Africa

Art History In Africa

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.

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Genre : History
Author : J. Vansina
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-06
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9781317869023


Africa S Struggle For Its Art

Africa S Struggle For Its Art

"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"--

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Genre : Art
Author : Bénédicte Savoy
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2022-03-15
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780691234731


A Companion To Modern African Art

A Companion To Modern African Art

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

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Genre : Art
Author : Gitti Salami
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-12-24
Total Pages : 648 Pages
ISBN : 9781444338379


Arts Of Africa

Arts Of Africa

"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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Grimaldi Forum (Monaco, Monaco)
Publisher :
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 409 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015062620003


Early Art And Architecture Of Africa

Early Art And Architecture Of Africa

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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Peter S. Garlake
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : 0192842617


The African Origin Of Civilization

The African Origin Of Civilization

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

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Genre : History
Author : Cheikh Anta Diop
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2012-09-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781613747360


Africa

Africa

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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Publisher :
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 191 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015038184647