A History of Art in Africa

Written By Monica Blackmun Visonà
A History of Art in Africa
  • Publsiher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Release : 18 June 2021
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 544 pages
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Download or read book entitled A History of Art in Africa by author: Monica Blackmun Visonà which was release on 18 June 2021 and published by Prentice Hall Press with total page 544 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Informed by the latest scholarship yet written for the general reader, this is the first comprehensive book to present the arts of Africa in art-historical terms. The authors treat individual pieces as tangible manifestations of changing beliefs and customs, as products of complex cultural interactions, as expressions of historical and economic realities, and as creations of gifted individuals, and in so doing brilliantly offer up African art on its own terms. Organized in five major parts, A History of Art in Africa covers every corner of the continent, including Egypt, from prehistory to the present day and includes the art of the African diaspora. The Islamic influence and the Christian arts of Ethiopia and Nubia are treated as fully African expressions, as are tourist arts and the fascinating hybrid art that periodically arose from interaction with Europe. All art forms are given equal consideration: from such familiar categories as sculpture to such quintessentially African forms as masquerades, festivals, and personal and domestic adornment. The arts of daily life, of royal ceremony, and of state cosmology also receive compelling discussions. And throughout, the authors emphasize the cultural contexts in which art is produced and imbued with meaning. Contemporary art forms are explored both as part of the living splendors of modern Africa and as ingenious responses to the experience of diaspora. The illustrations present a vast and rich range of images, including superb colorplates of artworks, archival and contemporary field photographs, explanatory drawings and plans, and individual objects displayed in museums and in use. Book jacket.

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
  • Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole,Michael D. Harris
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Informed by the latest scholarship yet written for the general reader, this is the first comprehensive book to present the arts of Africa in art-historical terms. The authors treat individual pieces as tangible manifestations of changing beliefs and customs, as products of complex cultural interactions, as expressions of historical and ...

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  • Author : Jan Vansina,Gan Fansina
  • Publisher : London ; New York : Longman
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Total pages : 233
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early stage 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 ...

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
  • Author : Herbert M Cole,Monica Blackmun Visonà
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Total pages : 544
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Summary : Read online A History of Art in Africa written by Herbert M Cole,Monica Blackmun Visonà, published by Prentice Hall which was released on 2001-01-01. Download full A History of Art in Africa Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 272
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Summary : Provides an introduction to African art, looking at the history of art in Africa, African architecture, sculpture, and contemporary African art....

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  • Author : Werner Gillon
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 405
  • ISBN :
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Summary : "Werner Gillon examines the major influences on African culture and art over the centuries: the civilizations of Egypt and the Mediterranean coast, the spread of Islam, the Bantu migrations, the evolution of the tribal system, the arrival of the Europeans and Christianity and the development of trade within Africa and ...

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  • Author : Sarah Van Beurden
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-25
  • Total pages : 392
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Summary : Together, the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, and the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ) in the Congo have defined and marketed Congolese art and culture. In Authentically African, Sarah Van Beurden traces the relationship between the possession, definition, and display of art and the ...

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  • Publisher : Vilo International
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 121
  • ISBN :
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Summary : This unique book presents sculptures from the Nok, Sokoto and Katsina cultures of Nigeria in fascinating detail. The terra-cotta statues, which date from 600BC to 300AD, are the oldest traces of the remarkable tradition of sculpture in sub-Saharan Africa. Varying in size from four-inch miniature amulets to monumental seated and ...

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  • Author : J. Vansina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-06
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN :
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19
  • Total pages : 272
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Summary : A revised edition of this seminal title, surveying the diverse, ever-evolving field of contemporary African art from the 1950s to today, illustrated in color throughout....

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  • Publisher : Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-06-14
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN :
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Summary : In South Africa, with its highly contested and changing understandings of national identity, its National Gallery is no less a contested space. A History of the Iziko South African National Gallery considers questions of artistic and cultural identity, from the late 19th century to the present day. It explores how ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : Ernest Victor Asihene
  • Publisher : Woeli Pub Serv
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 94
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Summary : A concise work, tracing the evolution of art in Africa from pre- historic modes to modern art, exploring specifically the contribution West Africa has made to the art heritage of the world. The book contains many images and illustrative examples of art from West Africa. The author, recently deceased, is ...

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  • Author : Njami Simon
  • Publisher : Jacana Media
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Africa remix: Contemporary art of a continent features the work of more than 85 artists from 25 countries on the African continent and the Diaspora....

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  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 541
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Traces the history of African-American art, examining the lives and careers of more than fifty artists and relating their work to prevailing artistic, social, and political trends...

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  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Total pages : 458
  • ISBN :
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Summary : 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 ...