History of Art in Africa

ISBN-10: 0810934485

ISBN-13: 9780810934481

Edition: 2001

Authors: Monica Blackmun Visona, Robin Poynor, Herbert M. Cole, Michael D. Harris, Rowland Abiodun

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This comprehensive work considers the arts of Africa as art history, rather than as expressions of anthropological and societal impulses and traditions. The result is to animate the study of African art, showing how it has changed over the years.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall Art
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Africa, Art, and History: An Introduction
From the Nile to the Niger
The Sahara and the Maghreb
Central Saharan Rock Art
Large Wild Fauna Style
Archaic Style
Pastoralist Style
Later Styles and Subjects
The Maghreb and the Ancient Mediterranean World
Numidia and Mauritania
The Coming of Islam
The Great Mosque of Qairouan
The Qarawiyyan Mosque
Regional Berber Arts
Architecture and Household Arts in the Northern Mountains
Architecture and Household Arts in the Sahara
Personal Arts of the Shleuh and Tuareg
Contemporary Art of North Africa
Aspects of African Culture: Personal Adornment
Lands of the Nile: Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia
Early Nile Cultures
Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Axum and Its Time
Egypt in the Sphere of Greece, Rome, and Byzantium
Palaces and Tombs of Axum
Early Christian Arts of Nubia and Ethiopia
Early Solomonic Period
Islamic Art of Egypt
Later Christian Art of Ethiopia
Lower Nubia Before the Aswan Dam
Contemporary Artists of Sudan and Ethiopia
The Central Sudan
Ancient Art in Fired Clay
Living Arts of Small Communities
The Dakakari and the Nigerian Plateau
The Ga'anda and the Gongola River
Musgum and the Logone River
The Jukun of the Middle Benue River
The Chamba of the Nigeria/Cameroon Borderlands
The Mumuye of the Upper Benue River
The Mambila of the Nigeria/Cameroon Borderlands
The Imperial Arts of the Kanuri and Hausa
Hausa Mosques and Civic Architecture
Art, Literacy, and Mystic Faith
The Fulani
The Futa Djallon
The Inland Niger Delta
Southern Niger
Northeastern Nigeria and the Adamawa
Mande Worlds and the Upper Niger
In the Sphere of Ancient Empires
Mali and the Inland Niger Delta
The Architectural Legacy of Jenne
Takrur and Jolof
Recent Mande Arts: Nyamakalaw and Their Work
Gwan and Jo
Ntomo and Tyi Wara
Komo and Kono
Kore, Secular Masquerades, and Puppetry
Arts of the Home
Art for the International Market
The Western Sudan
The Tellem
The Dogon
Masks and Masquerades
The Senufo
Masks and Masquerades
Places of Assembly and Celebration
Tourist Arts
Related Peoples of Burkina Faso
Lobi Sculpture and Metalwork
Bwa Masquerades
Mossi Sculpture and Masking
Nankani Architecture
Western Africa
West Atlantic Forests
Early Arts
Stone Figures
Export Ivories
Masking and Related Arts
Initiations of the Jola, the Bidjogo, and Their Neighbors
Performed Art of the Baga and Their Neighbors
Women's and Men's Societies: Sande/Bondo and Poro
Masks and Sacred Authority: The Dan and Their Neighbors
Women's Arts Among the Dan and the We
Masquerades of the Guro
Cross-Currents and Hybrid Forms
American-African Architecture
Festival Arts
Contemporary International Art
Akan Worlds
The Visual-Verbal Nexus
Regalia and Arts of Statecraft
Regalia in Ghana
Stools and Chairs
State Swords
Linguist Staffs
Baule and Lagoons Regalia
Metal Arts: The Culture of Gold
Terracotta Funerary Sculpture
Wood Sculpture and Shrines
Akua Ma
Asante Carvings and Shrines
Baule and Lagoons Carvings and Shrines
Secular Carvings
Royal Festivals in Ghana
Baule Masks and Masquerades
Bonu Amwin and Do
Age-Grade Arts of Lagoons Peoples
Arts of Fante Military Companies
Lives Well Lived: Contemporary Funerary Arts
International Art
Aspects of African Culture: Art and Leadership
The Yoruba and the Fon
Early Ife
Archaic and Pre-Pavement Periods
Pavement Period
Early Owo
Recent Yoruba Art
Royal Arts
The Ogboni Society
Art and the Spirit World
Orunmila and Eshu
Ogun, Osanyin, and Eyinle
Shango and Ibeji
Masks and Masquerades
Royal Arts
Art and the Spirit World
Modern Arts
Brazilian Architecture
Movements in Oshogbo
The Ono Group
Aspects of African Culture: Lost-Wax Casting
The Lower Niger
Igbo Ukwu
Recent and Contemporary Igbo Arts
Title Arts
Shrines and Shrine Figures
Masks and Masquerades
Shared Themes in Lower Niger Arts
Personal Altars
Light/Dark Masking: Beauties and Beasts
Hierarchical Compositions
Ibibio Memorial Arts
Oron Ancestral Figures
Kalabari Ijaw Festivals and Memorial Arts
Benin: Six Centuries of Royal Arts
Art, Ideology, and the Benin World
Royal Altars
Portuguese Presence in Benin Arts
Masks and Masquerades
Mamy Wata
Aspects of African Culture: Shrines and Altars
Central Africa
Cross River, Cameroon Grasslands, and Gabon
Cross River
Early Arts
Recent Arts of Secret Societies
Cameroon Grasslands
Palace Architecture
Arts of the Royal Treasuries
Royal Spectacle and Masquerade Arts
Maritime Arts: The Duala
Reliquary Figures
Masks and Masquerades
Contemporary International Arts
Aspects of African Culture: Masquerades
The Western Congo Basin
Early Art
The Kongo Kingdom
Early Leadership Arts
Religious Arts: Christianity and After
Funerary and Memorial Arts
The Teke
In the Sphere of the Lunda Empire
Chokwe Leadership and Initiation Arts
The Yaka and the Suku
The Pende
The Salampasu
The Kuba
Leadership Arts
Prestige Objects
Textile Arts
Masks and Masquerades
In the Shadow of the Kuba: The Ndengese, the Binji, and the Wongo
The Lulua
Contemporary Urban and International Art
The Eastern Congo Basin
Early Art from the Upemba Depression
In the Sphere of the Luba Empire
The Luba Heartland
The Hemba
The Tabwa
The Songye
Societies of the Lega, the Bembe, the Mbole, and the Azande
Elanda and 'Alunga
Court Art of the Azande and the Mangbetu
The Mbuti
Contemporary Arts
Aspects of African Culture: Rites of Passage
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Africa
The Swahili Coast
Islamic Arts
Arts of Leadership
Domestic Architecture
Other Coastal Bantu Cultures
Prestige Arts of the Interlacustrine Region
The Nyamwezi
Royal Treasuries
Ceramics and Basketry
Masquerades and Other Arts of the Maravi, the Makonde, the Makua, and the Yao
Export Art
Memorial Arts
Cushitic and Nilo-Saharan Speakers of the Interior
Memorial Figures and Stone Tombs
Personal Arts
Contemporary Artists of Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya
Aspects of African Culture: Cycles and Circles
Southern Africa
Rock Art of Southern and Eastern Africa
Earliest Images
Tanzania and Eastern Africa
The Drakensberg Mountains
Early Art of Bantu Speakers
The Shona and Great Zimbabwe
Recent Art of the Shona and Their Neighbors
Art and Ancestors
Initiations and Related Art
Arts of the Sotho and the Nguni
Art and Leadership Among the Sotho and the Tswana
Nguni Beadwork
Nguni Arts of Daily Life
Art and Contemporary Issues
International Art
Art Under Apartheid
The Diaspora
Art of the African Diaspora
Art in Slave and Folk Settings
Speaking Through New Forms
Reclaiming Africa
Image and Idea
Getting Behind the Mask: TransAtlantic Dialogues
African Heritage in Popular and Ritual Arts
Five Contemporary Artists
Annotated Bibliography
Picture Credits
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