379131677X This book is shelved in the Art - General section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unmarked unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dustjacket ex library from the Smithsonian with card pocket in the front . Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The Luba are one of the oldest recorded tribes in equatorial Africa. A Bantu-speaking people, they had already expanded their empire throughout central Africa by the 9th century AD. Much of this progress was probably due to their advanced skills in metalwork. The Luba had a wide network of kings governed by a central ruler who succeeded through the mother's line. Much more is known about the Luba than many of the other tribes on the African continent due to the way that they used intricate works of art called "lukasa" and other memory devices to record their history. The lukasa is a bead and shell-covered wooden "memory board" that embodies fundamental precepts about Luba kingship. This book recounts the history of the Luba and their culture to the present day and demonstrates the varying ways in which early Luban art is used to memorize the complex structure of sovereign rule within their empire. The book illustrates more than 100 important Luba works in museums and private collections around the world. These illustrations feature royal emblems, including thrones, sceptres and lukasa, dating from the 18th to the early 20th century and bearing patterns, figures and motifs which served, as they do now, as vehicles of historical thought and ideology for the Luba people. Photographs from the 1980s and early archival photographs from the turn of the century show the works in their contexts of royal investitures, divination rites, and secret association dances. Many of the works of art in this publication are accompanied by the narratives of contemporary Luban people, to show how the works help to illicit memory and how memory is a dynamic, creative process. A second level of interpretation is provided by the essays written by scholars in the fields of African cultural history who have worked among the Luba people and acknowledge the role of art as a vehicle for historical inquiry.
Titolo: Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History (...
Casa editrice: Prestel Pub
Condizione libro: Very Good
Descrizione libro Prestel Publishing, New York, NY, 1996. Hard cover. Condizione libro: Good in good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 258 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Codice libro della libreria Alibris.0006848
Descrizione libro Prestel, The Museum for African Art, 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Remainder mark on bottom edge, else LIKE NEW in nice jacket with slight wear -- no chips or tears. Codice libro della libreria 220445
Descrizione libro Prestel Verlag. Condizione libro: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria M09B-00911
Descrizione libro Prestel 1996, 1996. . 258 S. zahlr. Ill., Kt. 31 cm. 1672 g.Leinen. ISBN 379131677X . Neupreis DM 118,00 . Leinen/Engl.ed. , mit leichten Lagerspuren, ungebraucht und ungelesen. Sofortversand mit Rechnung, keine Vorauszahlung (D,A,CH)! Gewicht in Gramm: 1672. Codice libro della libreria XX10792583
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub February 1996, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Slight scratching/scuffing on dust jacket. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Codice libro della libreria 215803
Descrizione libro Prestel Pub 1996-03, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 379131677X. Codice libro della libreria 579578
Descrizione libro Prestel Verlag, 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96512449
Descrizione libro Prestel Verlag. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 379131677X This book is shelved in the Art - General section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unmarked unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dustjacket ex library from the Smithsonian with card pocket in the front . Codice libro della libreria Z379131677XZ2
Descrizione libro Prestel, Munich, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: g+ to fine. First edition. Small Folio. 259pp. Original color photo-illustrated dustjacket over blue cloth with gilt-stamped lettering on cover and spine. Gray endpapers. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photographs, many of the color photographs full-page. "Memory is a subject of timely and far-reaching import. As postmodernists question the nature of truth, memory, and history; as history books are rewritten to reflect multiculturalism, polyvocality, and the decentring of knowledge; as the humanities become increasingly reflexive; and as issues of memory loss and retrieval are researched, debated, and litigated, it is appropriate to consider how other cultures conceive and use memory." (authors). Exploration of relationships of memory, history, and art made and used by the Luba, a central African people of southeastern Zaire. Brodart protection somewhat rubbed. Block slightly yellowed in margins not affecting images. DJ and binding in fine, interior in overall good+ condition. Codice libro della libreria 39312
Descrizione libro Prestel, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very good. Hardcover edition, held in the original pictorial wrapper. Moderate surface wear to the dj. Internally very clean, with sharp text & images. Binding firm. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Codice libro della libreria mon0000529345