The Resource African art, Michel Leiris, Jacqueline Delange ; translated by Michael Ross

African art, Michel Leiris, Jacqueline Delange ; translated by Michael Ross

Label
African art
Title
African art
Statement of responsibility
Michel Leiris, Jacqueline Delange ; translated by Michael Ross
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Our knowledge of the arts of Africa, and of the circumstances in which they have been practised, is still very incomplete. Created over a period of several millennia in a vast range of techniques and materials, and extending to every field of human activity, African artefacts are newaly all essentially functional, but at the same time they can stand as pure works of art in their own right. The great dance masks of the secret societies, the carved ancestor figures, the beautiful bronze heads from Benin and the terracottas from Ife, the steatite bird-man from Zimbabwe - all these have a precise magico-religious function which in no way impairs their aesthetic value. In this book the authors have provided a detailed historical and aesthetic study fo the rich and varied panorama of African art. The first part of the book sets in context the historical relationship between the African and Western cultures, the aesthetic outlook of the African peoples and the place of Africa in the history of art generally. The second and third parts form a detailed account of the arts of Africa, considered first according to category, and then region by region."--Amazon
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1901-1990
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leiris, Michel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7380
LC item number
.L3513 1968b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1923-1991
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fry, Jacqueline
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, African
  • Masks
  • Art, Black
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art, African
  • Art, Black
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Masks
  • Africa
Label
African art, Michel Leiris, Jacqueline Delange ; translated by Michael Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Afrique noire, la création plastique
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 385-[408]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Towards a definition of African art: The discovery of African art in the West -- Art and aesthetics -- Race, culture and geography -- Sources and styles -- pt. 2. The visual arts: Arts of the body -- Environmental arts -- Autonomous figurative arts -- pt. 3. Art and people: From Western Sudan to the Atlantic -- The Congolese mosaic -- East Africa -- South Africa -- pt. 4. Notes on the illustrations -- Glossary-index -- Maps
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Lccn
68022409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00166813
  • (OCoLC)ocm00166813
Label
African art, Michel Leiris, Jacqueline Delange ; translated by Michael Ross
Publication
Note
Translation of Afrique noire, la création plastique
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 385-[408]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Towards a definition of African art: The discovery of African art in the West -- Art and aesthetics -- Race, culture and geography -- Sources and styles -- pt. 2. The visual arts: Arts of the body -- Environmental arts -- Autonomous figurative arts -- pt. 3. Art and people: From Western Sudan to the Atlantic -- The Congolese mosaic -- East Africa -- South Africa -- pt. 4. Notes on the illustrations -- Glossary-index -- Maps
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Lccn
68022409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00166813
  • (OCoLC)ocm00166813

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