A History of Art in Africa

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.

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  • Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Pages : 544 pages
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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 : 30 July 2021
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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

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
  • Author : J. Vansina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 June 2014
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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.

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
  • Author : Jan Vansina,Gan Fansina
  • Publisher : London ; New York : Longman
  • Release : 30 July 1984
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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 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.

Early Art and Architecture of Africa

Early Art and Architecture of Africa
  • Author : Peter S. Garlake
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 30 July 2021
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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

Arts of Africa

Arts of Africa
  • Author : Grimaldi Forum (Monaco, Monaco),Grimaldi forum (Monaco).
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 July 2021
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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.

New Spaces for Negotiating Art (and) Histories in Africa

New Spaces for Negotiating Art (and) Histories in Africa
  • Author : Kerstin Pinther,Berit Fischer,Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 09 January 2015
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In the 1990s, a new wave of globalization changed the field of cultural production in many African countries and paved the way for major new cultural events. In particular, during the last two decades, an ever growing series of art and cultural centers were and still are being established - often against the background of broader national (art) histories and the historic prominence of the state as the primary patron of the arts. In considering the historical genealogy of these

The Art of Africa

The Art of Africa
  • Author : Christa Clarke,Rebecca Arkenberg
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release : 01 January 2006
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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 Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa
  • Author : Daniel Magaziner
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release : 09 November 2016
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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

Africa

Africa
  • Author : Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain),Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 July 1996
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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
  • Publisher : Flammarion-Pere Castor
  • Release : 30 July 2021
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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.

Yoruba Art and Language

Yoruba Art and Language
  • Author : Rowland Abiodun
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 29 September 2014
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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

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art
  • Author : Gitti Salami,Monica Blackmun Visona
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 16 December 2013
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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

The Rock Art of Africa

The Rock Art of Africa
  • Author : A.R. Willcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 January 2018
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It has long been known that all forms of art – rock paintings, carvings and scribings, and also portable sculpture – are present at various locations throughout Africa. This book was the first inclusive survey and brings together in one volume accounts of African rock art which were previously scattered in scholarly monographs, journals and travellers’ tales. The range of the coverage is geophysically comprehensive, from the Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope. The art styles are set into a

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
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 01 October 2012
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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