The Resource Remembering the present : painting and popular history in Zaire, Johannes Fabian

Remembering the present : painting and popular history in Zaire, Johannes Fabian

Label
Remembering the present : painting and popular history in Zaire
Title
Remembering the present
Title remainder
painting and popular history in Zaire
Statement of responsibility
Johannes Fabian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book combines ethnography with the study of art to present a fascinating new vision of African history. It contains the paintings of a single artist depicting Zaire's history, along with a series of ethnographic essays discussing local history, its complex relationship to forms of self-expression and self-understanding, and the aesthetics of contemporary urban African and Third World societies. As a collaboration between ethnographer and painter, this innovative study challenges text-oriented approaches to understanding history and argues instead for an event- and experience-oriented model, ultimately adding a fresh perspective to the discourse on the relationship between modernity and tradition. During the 1970s, Johannes Fabian encouraged Tshibumba Kanda Matulu to paint the history of Zaire. The artist delivered the work in batches, together with an oral narrative. Fabian recorded these statements along with his own question-and-answer sessions with the painter. The first part of the book is the complete series of 100 paintings, with excerpts from the artist's narrative and the artist-anthropologist dialogues. Part Two consists of Fabian's essays about this and other popular painting in Zaire. The essays discuss such topics as performance, orality, history, colonization, and popular art
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fabian, Johannes
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1099.C63
LC item number
T7534 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Tshibumba Kanda Matulu
  • Zaïre
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (République démocratique) dans l'art
  • Schilderijen
  • Volkscultuur
  • Bildband
  • Geschichte (Motiv)
  • Historienmalerei
  • Kongo (Demokratische Republik, Motiv)
  • Malerei
  • Histoire
  • Peinture congolaise (République démocratique)
  • Malerei
  • Geschichte (Motiv)
  • Historienmalerei
  • Bildband
  • Demokratische Republik Kongo
  • Congo (République démocratique)
  • Kongo (Demokratische Republik)
  • Kongo (Demokratische Republik, Motiv)
Label
Remembering the present : painting and popular history in Zaire, Johannes Fabian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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. The history of Zaire as painted and told by Tshibumba Kanda Matulu -- pt. 2. All was lost : ethnographic essays on Tshibumba's History of Zaire
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 348 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520203761
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96013328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34412571
  • (OCoLC)ocm34412571
Label
Remembering the present : painting and popular history in Zaire, Johannes Fabian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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. The history of Zaire as painted and told by Tshibumba Kanda Matulu -- pt. 2. All was lost : ethnographic essays on Tshibumba's History of Zaire
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 348 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520203761
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96013328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34412571
  • (OCoLC)ocm34412571

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 ...