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Riassunto: Animal images are so common in African art, and their meanings and purposes assumed to be so obvious, that they are taken for granted. Indeed, Animals in African Art is the first major book wholly dedicated to the subject. Once the animals in African art are looked at more closely, important questions arise. Why is it that from the astounding diversity of life-forms in Africa, so very few animals are chosen as subjects of visual and performative arts? Why are the animals that do appear repeatedly in African art so often so downright peculiar - even preposterous? And why do zoomorphic masks, figures, and other objects almost always refer to human being and purpose? In other words, why and how are animals such a useful, if purposefully distorting mirror of humanity? What does it mean to "become" a hyena or an eland by donning a mask or entering a trance? Indeed, what does it mean to be "human" or "animal, " in the first place? Answers to such questions are by no means as readily forthcoming as one might assume. To understand why and how some animals are so "good to think" (as well as good to eat) requires wending one's way along the sinuous paths of African logics. Emphasis is placed on the plural of this last word, for African systems of thought differ from one ethnic group to another, and often within each culture, from one interpreter to another. Different sense is also attributed to a given animal symbol by the same people through the course of time. There is certainly no easy explanation of why animals like snakes and penguins appear over and over again in the art of many peoples across the African continent, while others like rhinos, zebras, and giraffes rarely if ever do. Animals in African Art is a celebration of African cultural diversity, then, as well as the brilliance with which ideas are given form through plastic and performative arts.
Titolo: Animals in African Art (African, Asian & ...
Casa editrice: Prestel Publishing
Condizione libro: Very Good
Descrizione libro Prestel, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 2354277
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR008306525
Descrizione libro Prestel, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria 2871788
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub, 1995. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Poor. Minor edgewear and a tiny closed tear to bottom edge of jacket front. Mylar cover protecting dj. Red cloth book cover and interior very clean with sound binding. Published in conjunction with exhibition presented by The Museum of African Art, NY. Profusely illustrated. 192 pp. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 000015
Descrizione libro Prestel Publishing 1995-04, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 3791314556. Codice libro della libreria 604826
Descrizione libro The Museum for African Art/Prestel, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near fine. First edition. Presumed first edition, 1995, hardcover with red cloth boards in dust jacket, quarto, 192pp., illustrated in color and b&w. Book fine with handsome boards and tight binding, text clean bright and unmarked. DJ near fine with mild rubbing and shelfwear. Codice libro della libreria B37968
Descrizione libro Prestel Publishing, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Collectible: Very Good. First edition. Hardcover, in jacket. Clean text, strong binding, light wear. Reliable customer service. Photos available. (Heavy books and sets may require additional shipping charges, particularly if international). Codice libro della libreria AUA1025
Descrizione libro Museum for African Art, New York, 1995. HARDCOVER. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. First edition. 192 color, b/w illustrations quarto cloth owners sticker, very good in slightly worn dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria 47872
Descrizione libro Prestel Publishing, New York, 1995. Cloth, d.j. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 3791314556 176 pages. 150 colour and 30 black & white photographs. Catalogue of an exhibition at th Museum for African Art, New York. U.S. orders are shipped from Lewiston, NY location. Codice libro della libreria 000739
Descrizione libro Prestel 1995, 1995. . 192 S. 180 Abb., davon 150 farb., 30,0cm. 1486 g.Leinen. ISBN 3791314556 . Neupreis 59,00. Leinenausgabe. , mit leichten Lagerspuren, ungebraucht und ungelesen. Sofortversand mit Rechnung, keine Vorauszahlung (D,A,CH)! Gewicht in Gramm: 1486. Codice libro della libreria XX10793997