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Visual Arts of Africa: Gender, Power, and Life Cycle Rituals Judith Perani

Visual Arts of Africa: Gender, Power, and Life Cycle Rituals

Judith Perani

Published July 18th 1997
ISBN : 9780134423289
Paperback
385 pages
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Special features of this book: follows a geographical organization across the continent- each chapter is reader friendly with clear, accessible sub-headings- represents important religious and utilitarian art traditions from the Sahara desert, WestMoreSpecial features of this book: follows a geographical organization across the continent- each chapter is reader friendly with clear, accessible sub-headings- represents important religious and utilitarian art traditions from the Sahara desert, West Africa, Central Africa, Northeast Africa, Eastern Africa, and Southern Africa- gives special attention to the themes of gender, power, and life cycle rituals, which frequently intersect with one another to form an understanding of the arts of Africa- includes figurative sculpture, masquerades, architecture, textiles, dress, ceramics, wall painting, and leatherwork traditions- includes selected examples of the earliest known documented art works as well as contemporary art of each geographical region- includes an up-to-date bibliography, incorporating recent published field research for each chapter- and features 369 black and white illustrations, 16 colored plates, maps, and a time line.