A History of Art in Africa

Written By Monica Blackmun Visonà
A History of Art in Africa
  • Publsiher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Release : 08 March 2021
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
  • Pages : 560 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled A History of Art in Africa written by Monica Blackmun Visonà which was release on 08 March 2021, this book published by Prentice Hall Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 Africa

A History of Art in Africa
  • Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà,Robin Poynor,Herbert M. Cole
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : 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 ...

A History of Art in Africa

A History of Art in Africa
  • Author : Monica Blackmun Visonà
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : Discusses the arts of the African continent, including Egypt, exploring the continent's artistic, as opposed to purely cultural traditions....

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art
  • Author : Gitti Salami,Monica Blackmun Visona
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2013-12-16
  • Total pages : 648
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : 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 ...

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt
  • Author : Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1883
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : Download or read online A History of Art in Ancient Egypt written by Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez, published by which was released on 1883. Get A History of Art in Ancient Egypt Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa
  • Author : J. Vansina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-06
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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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 ...

The Birth of Art in Africa

The Birth of Art in Africa
  • Author : Bernard de Grunne
  • Publisher : Vilo International
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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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 ...

Icons of Beauty Art Culture and the Image of Women 2 volumes

Icons of Beauty  Art  Culture  and the Image of Women  2 volumes
  • Author : Lindsay J. Bosch,Debra N. Mancoff
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 2009-12-22
  • Total pages : 746
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. Icons of ...

History of Art in Sardinia Jud a Syria and Asia Minor

History of Art in Sardinia  Jud  a  Syria  and Asia Minor
  • Author : Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : Download or read online History of Art in Sardinia Jud a Syria and Asia Minor written by Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez, published by which was released on 1890. Get History of Art in Sardinia Jud a Syria and Asia Minor Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

History of Art in Ph nicia and Its Dependencies

History of Art in Ph  nicia and Its Dependencies
  • Author : Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1885
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : Download or read online History of Art in Ph nicia and Its Dependencies written by Georges Perrot,Charles Chipiez, published by which was released on 1885. Get History of Art in Ph nicia and Its Dependencies Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

A Brief History of Art

A Brief History of Art
  • Author : Ernest Victor Asihene
  • Publisher : Woeli Pub Serv
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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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 ...

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 Date : 2012-08-07
  • Total pages : 458
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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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 ...

The Academy and Literature

The Academy and Literature
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : Download or read online The Academy and Literature written by , published by which was released on 1891. Get The Academy and Literature Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

A History of Art for Classes Art students and Tourists in Europe

A History of Art for Classes  Art students  and Tourists in Europe
  • Author : William Henry Goodyear
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Total pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : "Numerous Half-tone and Photo-engraving illustrations from art, architecture, and sculpture. This edition places the half-tones onto glazed paper and also changes a number of the half-tones ... to photoengravings in line. Estelle Jussim compares the paper choices, and elucidates the movement away from the use of photographs to the use of ...

Making Art in Africa 1960 2010

Making Art in Africa 1960 2010
  • Author : Polly Savage,Robert Loder,John Picton
  • Publisher : Lund Humphries Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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Summary : 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....

A Short History of African Art

A Short History of African Art
  • Author : Werner Gillon
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 405
  • ISBN : 9780136128748
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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 ...