A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa


  • Release: 2001
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 544 page
  • ISBN: 0134421876
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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


  • Release: 2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 560 page
  • ISBN: 0136128742
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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.

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa


  • Release: 2014-06-06
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9781317869023
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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.

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art


  • Release: 2013-12-16
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 648 page
  • ISBN: 9781444338379
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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 and Modernism Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art

Arts of Africa

Arts of Africa


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, 409 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015062620003
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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.

The Art of Africa

The Art of Africa


  • Release: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 216 page
  • ISBN: 9781588391902
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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.

Making Art in Africa 1960 2010

Making Art in Africa 1960 2010


  • Release: 2014
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 1848221517
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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.

Africa

Africa


  • Release: 1996
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  • File: PDF, 191 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015038184647
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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.

The Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa


  • Release: 2016-11-09
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 376 page
  • ISBN: 9780821445907
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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 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.

Modern Art in Africa  Asia and Latin America

Modern Art in Africa Asia and Latin America


  • Release: 2012-10-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 458 page
  • ISBN: 1444332295
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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 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.