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Riassunto: This text demonstrates the difference between Westerners' passive admiration of representational images and the intense interaction with art characteristic of native African and American cultures. Westerners may have extended the use of the art-image beyond the purely representational, but in Ethiopia the power transmitted from art to believers is actually used to heal. "Art that Heals" examines a variety of colourful objects: church frescos from the 15th to the 20th century, processional crosses, drawings, codices, and icons - all used by the clergy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church not as passive objects but as active forces to heal the sick. In particular, the book provides an analysis of key examples of the beautiful parchment scrolls used from the 18th to the 20th century. In Ethiopia when a person is physically, mentally, or spiritually ill a scroll is usually commissioned either by himself or his immediate family. Using a complex iconography developed from various religious traditions (ancient Greek, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish), the priest paints vivid images and writes prayers on the scroll to call upon God and the spirits who have caused the illness. In addition to abstract talismanic patterns and the frequent use of brightly coloured eyes, the scrolls often depict the story of Solomon or feature pictures of lions and birds. It is the trance induced by staring at this scroll that reputedly heals patients "through their eyes". Investigating the iconography of these objects, this work explains the cultural and spiritual origins of each. These are images which challenge our whole perception of art.
Titolo: Art That Heals: The Image As Medicine in ...
Casa editrice: Prestel Pub
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub June 1997, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used - Very Good. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Codice libro della libreria 215377
Descrizione libro Prestel & The Museum for African Art., 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Large 4to., 126pp. incl. Bibliography, with 70 full colour and 54 black-and-white illustrations, cloth in coloured illustrated dustwrapper, as new and very good. "Author Jacques Mercier is a world authority on Ethiopian art, culture and religious systems, having dedicated, so far, more than twenty years to study and research in the field." This is a heavy book and will incur extra postage abroad. Codice libro della libreria P42
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0001120486
Descrizione libro Prestel and the Museum for African Art, Munich/NY, 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., slight signs of use to exterior, some rubbing, surface wear, very small bits of dj corner wear.tightly bound, no writing or markings.; english text.; 128pp., 70 color plates and 54 b/w illustrations. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Exhibition Catalogue. Codice libro della libreria 18382
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P023791316060
Descrizione libro Prestel / The Museum of African Art, 1997. Condizione libro: Very Good. 3791316060 3791316060 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) Cloth. Codice libro della libreria 65838
Descrizione libro Prestel Verlag GmbH + Co., 1997. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condizione libro: Akzeptabel. 126 Seiten Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! CF318 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1021. Codice libro della libreria 356890
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P113791316060
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-111-06-9674739
Descrizione libro Prestel, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hard bound with dust jacket. Some very minor edge wear to dust jacket. Corners bumped, otherwise fine. Interior clean and binding sound. A rare and sought after book. Codice libro della libreria 33980