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: 9780136128748
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Art in Africa Book Excerpt:

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 Ancient Egypt

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt
Author: Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Art in Ancient Egypt 1 2

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt  1 2
Author: Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt 1 2 Book Excerpt:

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt in two volumes is a study of Egyptian arts and of their connection with the national religion and civilization written by French archeologists and historians Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez. The aim of the work was to trace the course of the great evolution which culminated in the age of Pericles and came to an end in that of Marcus Aurelius. That evolution forms a complete entirety – an unbroken chain of cause and effect uniting the two eras. Using carefully selected examples authors prove that the art of the Egyptians went through the same process of development as those of other nationalities, earlier and later ones, and that the unique quality of the sculptures and paintings of the Nile Valley was a persistent affinity to simplification, which comes in part from the habit created by writing the hieroglyphic and in part from the materials used.

Africa and the Americas Culture Politics and History 3 volumes

Africa and the Americas  Culture  Politics  and History  3 volumes
Author: Richard M. Juang,Noelle Morrissette
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1215
Release: 2008-03-12
ISBN: 1851094466
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa and the Americas Culture Politics and History 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. • Over 100 expert contributors—a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines • A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic

Art History in Africa

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

Art History in Africa Book Excerpt:

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.

Africa Remix

Africa Remix
Author: Simon Njami
Publsiher: Jacana Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781770093638
Category: Art, African
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa Remix Book Excerpt:

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.

Reference Guide to Africa

Reference Guide to Africa
Author: Alfred Kagan,Atoma Batoma
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1442242612
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Guide to Africa Book Excerpt:

This third edition of the Reference Guide to Africa explains the most important resources for the study of the continent of Africa. It contains a general sources section and a larger disciplinary oriented section. All sources are annotated.

Culture and Customs of South Africa

Culture and Customs of South Africa
Author: Funso S. Afọlayan,Funso S.. Afolayan
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313320187
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Customs of South Africa Book Excerpt:

Prodigiously encapsulates South Africa-inclusive, balanced, jam-packed with the most in-demand information

A History of African American Artists

A History of African American Artists
Author: Fred Romare Harry Bearden,Romare Bearden,Harry Brinton Henderson
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 541
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of African American Artists Book Excerpt:

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

Culture in Africa

Culture in Africa
Author: Raoul Granqvist
Publsiher: Nordic Africa Institute
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9789171063304
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Art in Chald a Assyria

A History of Art in Chald  a   Assyria
Author: Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Assyro-Babylonian
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Education in Saskatchewan

A History of Education in Saskatchewan
Author: University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
Publsiher: University of Regina Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780889771901
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A World History of Art

A World History of Art
Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 936
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781856694513
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World History of Art Book Excerpt:

Over two decades this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humanity's artistic heritage. From our paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion. In this Seventh Edition, the text has been revised to embrace developments in archaeology and art historical research, while the renowned contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the discussion of the past twenty years, providing a new perspective on the latest developments. The insight, elegance and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented by 1458 superb illustrations, half of which are now in colour. These images, together with the numerous maps and architectural plans, have been chosen to represent the most significant chronological, regional and individual styles of artistic expression.

An African Journey Through Its Art

An African Journey Through Its Art
Author: Fima Lifshitz
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438934505
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An African Journey Through Its Art Book Excerpt:

There were five. They came together for reasons that no one is even sure of anymore and cut a swath through the universe. Everyone knew their name, and the lined up to follow them. They knew their symbol, the snarling wolf. The warlords formed a following, an almost religion. And then it was over. Years later, and the followings of each of the original warriors have become clans. The clans have grown and trained new warriors over time, creating the driving force in all the universe. Here are four people now, training to follow in the ways of one particular wolf. The wolf that ended it all in the first place, the Blackwolf. This is the start of their journey, the beginning of their training. Gregor Holden, a Prince, who's sense of duty is equaled only by his lust for adventure. Candace Orthon, a legacy who's father is a Blackwolf, who's gradfather was a Blackwolf, and who will be a Blackwolf if it kills her. Ran Grastle, already an accomplished warrior in his own right. He's on the run for a committing a crime to exact justice and cares very little for the clan or anyone else. Xesca, a child of the last planet that the Blackwolf attacked. She has come to learn his ways, his style, so that no one can ever attack her planet again. "These four. If no one else, let these four progress."

The Politics of Heritage in Africa

The Politics of Heritage in Africa
Author: Derek R. Peterson,Kodzo Gavua,Ciraj Rassool
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN: 1316241173
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Heritage in Africa Book Excerpt:

Heritage work has had a uniquely wide currency in Africa's politics. Secure within the pages of books, encoded in legal statutes, encased in glass display cases and enacted in the panoply of court ritual, the artefacts produced by the heritage domain have become a resource for government administration, a library for traditionalists and a marketable source of value for cultural entrepreneurs. The Politics of Heritage in Africa draws together disparate fields of study - history, archaeology, linguistics, the performing arts and cinema - to show how the lifeways of the past were made into capital, a store of authentic knowledge that political and cultural entrepreneurs could draw from. This book shows African heritage to be a mode of political organisation, a means by which the relics of the past are shored up, reconstructed and revalued as commodities, as tradition, as morality or as patrimony.

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions  2 volumes
Author: Leslie D. Ross
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN: 0313342873
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

Two abundantly illustrated volumes offer a vibrant discussion of how the divine is and has been represented in art and architecture the world over. • 200 illustrations, including floor plans of churches, synagogues, and temples bring the discussions of art and architecture to life • An extensive bibliography enables further research

History of World Dress and Fashion Second Edition

History of World Dress and Fashion  Second Edition
Author: Daniel Delis Hill
Publsiher: Daniel Delis Hill
Total Pages: 819
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 0986425494
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of World Dress and Fashion Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The History of World Dress and Fashion presents a comprehensive survey of dress from around the world including China, Japan, India, Africa, the Islamic Empire, and the Ancient Americas. This extensive study features descriptions and analysis of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, and cultural styles from prehistory into the twenty-first century. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, it features more than 1600 images - and is a valuable resource for fashion designers, theater costumers, textile researchers, costume collectors and curators, and anyone interest in clothing and style customs of the world.

Transcultural Modernities

Transcultural Modernities
Author: Elisabeth Bekers
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2009-01
ISBN: 9042025387
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcultural Modernities Book Excerpt:

The swelling flows of migration from Africa towards Europe have aroused interest not only in the socio-political consequences of the migrants' insistent appeals to 'fortress Europe' but also in the artistic integration of African migrants into the cultural world of Europe. While in recent years the creative output of Africans living in Europe has received attention from the media and in academia, little critical consideration has been given to African migrants' modes of narration and the manner in which these modes give expression to, or are an expression of, their creators' transcultural realities.Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe responds to this need for reflection by examining the manner in which migrants compose and negotiate their Euro-African affiliations in their narratives. The book brings together scholars in the fields of literary and art criticism, cultural studies, and anthropology for an extensive interdisciplinary exchange on the specific modes of narration displayed in Euro-African literatures, the visual arts, and cinema, as well as offering ethnographic case studies. The result is a wide range of reflections on how African artists, writers, and ordinary people living in Europe experience and explore their transcultural and/or postcolonial environments, and how their experiences and explorations in turn contribute to the construction of modern Euro-African life-worlds.

African Art in Motion

African Art in Motion
Author: Robert Farris Thompson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1979-01-01
ISBN: 9780520038448
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Collections V3 N4 V4

Collections V3 N4   V4
Author: Collections
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1442273976
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collections V3 N4 V4 Book Excerpt:

Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.