The Resource Earth matters : land as material and metaphor in the arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne

Earth matters : land as material and metaphor in the arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne

Label
Earth matters : land as material and metaphor in the arts of Africa
Title
Earth matters
Title remainder
land as material and metaphor in the arts of Africa
Statement of responsibility
Karen E. Milbourne
Title variation
Land as material and metaphor in the arts of Africa
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Featuring more than 100 extraordinary works of art from 1800 to the present, Earth Matters reveals how African individuals and communities have visually mediated their most poignant relationships with the land--whether it be to earth as a sacred or medicinal material, as something uncovered by mining or claimed by burial, as a surface to be interpreted and turned to for inspiration, or as an environment to be protected. Both internationally recognized and emerging contemporary artists are represented, from the continent and diaspora, including El Anatsui, Ghada Amer, Sammy Baloji, Ingrid Mwangi and William Kentridge. Highlights include a pair of rare Yoruba onile figures, a one-of-a-kind Punu reliquary from Gabon, and 3 bocio figures from the personal collection of legendary French dealer Jacques Kerchache. The text includes statements by contemporary African artists including Wangechi Mutu, Clive van den Berg, Allan de Souza, and George Osodi. National Museum of African Art curator Karen E. Milbourne explores how diverse African concepts of healing, the sacred, identity, memory, history, and environmental sustainability have all been formed in relation to the land in this pioneering scholarly study."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milbourne, Karen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7380.5
LC item number
.M55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • Wangechi Mutu
  • Van den Berg, Clive
  • DeSouza, Allan
  • Osodi, George
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, African
  • Art, African
  • Art, African
  • Land use
  • Environment (Art)
  • Landscapes in art
  • Earthworks (Art)
  • Art, African
  • Art
  • Human ecology in art
  • Africa
Label
Earth matters : land as material and metaphor in the arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, April 22 through January 5, 2014
  • Includes artist's statements by Wangechi Mutu, Clive Van den Berg, Alan deSouza and George Osodi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Where You Looking At?
  • Allan deSouza
  • Chapter 5. Art as Environmental Action
  • Matter, Eco-Ethics, and Composite Space: Thoughts on My Pictorial Compositions
  • George Osodi
  • Chapter 6. Earth Works
  • Chapter 1. The Material Earth
  • Chapter 2. The Power of the Earth
  • The Power of Earth in My Work
  • Wangechi Mutu
  • Chapter 3. Imagining the Underground
  • Breaking Surface
  • Clive van den Berg
  • Chapter 4. Strategies of the Surface
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781580933704
Lccn
2013938552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)826076654
  • (OCoLC)ocn826076654
Label
Earth matters : land as material and metaphor in the arts of Africa, Karen E. Milbourne
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, April 22 through January 5, 2014
  • Includes artist's statements by Wangechi Mutu, Clive Van den Berg, Alan deSouza and George Osodi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Where You Looking At?
  • Allan deSouza
  • Chapter 5. Art as Environmental Action
  • Matter, Eco-Ethics, and Composite Space: Thoughts on My Pictorial Compositions
  • George Osodi
  • Chapter 6. Earth Works
  • Chapter 1. The Material Earth
  • Chapter 2. The Power of the Earth
  • The Power of Earth in My Work
  • Wangechi Mutu
  • Chapter 3. Imagining the Underground
  • Breaking Surface
  • Clive van den Berg
  • Chapter 4. Strategies of the Surface
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781580933704
Lccn
2013938552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)826076654
  • (OCoLC)ocn826076654

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...