The Resource Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty, [curated by Tom Phillips]

Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty, [curated by Tom Phillips]

Label
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty
Title
Africa, the art of a continent
Title remainder
100 works of power and beauty
Statement of responsibility
[curated by Tom Phillips]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by a landmark exhibition of art on view at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides an accessible overview to one of the world's great art traditions. Africa is the birthplace of human civilization, and produced some of humankind's earliest art objects. This book presents masterworks organized into seven geographical areas - Ancient Egypt and Nubia, eastern Africa, southern Africa, central Africa, western Africa and the Guinea Coast, Sahel and Savanna, and 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, Northwestern Africa and Egypt - is somehow not an integral part of the African continent. Peter Mark addresses the religious and cultural interaction between northern and sub-Saharan Africa during the spread of Islam and Christianity. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the reception of African art in the West in the early part of this century, outlining how these works - like most everything from Africa - provoked "a certain anxiety" in the Western imagination. Suzanne Preston Blier elucidates the myths surrounding the art of Africa. And an international team of scholars explores the significance of each of the objects reproduced. The volume is rounded off with a selected bibliography
Cataloging source
PUL
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7380.5
LC item number
.A374 1996q
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
  • Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Phillips, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, African
  • Art, African
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Art africain
  • Sculpture
Label
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty, [curated by Tom Phillips]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition held Oct. 4, 1995-Jan. 21, 1996 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Mar. 1-May 1, 1996 at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; June 7-Sept. 29, 1996 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Curated by Tom Phillips
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Cornel West -- Why Africa? Why art? / Kwane Anthony Appiah -- Putting northern Africa back into Africa / Ekpo Eyo -- Historical contacts and cultural interaction : sub-Saharan Africa, northern Africa, the Muslim world, and southern Europe, tenth-nineteenth century A.D. / Peter Mark -- Europe, African art, and the uncanny / Henry Louis Gates, jr. -- Enduring myths of Africa art / Suzanne Preston Blier -- Ancient Egypt and Nubia -- Eastern Africa -- Southern Africa -- Central Africa -- Western Africa and the Guinea coast -- Sahel and savanna -- Northern Africa
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780810968943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39830705
  • (OCoLC)ocm39830705
Label
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty, [curated by Tom Phillips]
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition held Oct. 4, 1995-Jan. 21, 1996 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Mar. 1-May 1, 1996 at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; June 7-Sept. 29, 1996 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Curated by Tom Phillips
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Cornel West -- Why Africa? Why art? / Kwane Anthony Appiah -- Putting northern Africa back into Africa / Ekpo Eyo -- Historical contacts and cultural interaction : sub-Saharan Africa, northern Africa, the Muslim world, and southern Europe, tenth-nineteenth century A.D. / Peter Mark -- Europe, African art, and the uncanny / Henry Louis Gates, jr. -- Enduring myths of Africa art / Suzanne Preston Blier -- Ancient Egypt and Nubia -- Eastern Africa -- Southern Africa -- Central Africa -- Western Africa and the Guinea coast -- Sahel and savanna -- Northern Africa
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780810968943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39830705
  • (OCoLC)ocm39830705

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