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African Arts: Special Issue - The Benin Centenary, Part 2

African Arts: Special Issue - The Benin Centenary, Part 2

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UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center, 1997 Magazine. Good. Soft cover. English text; Magazine; 21.5 x 28 cm; 0.341 Kg; 96 pages.; Used with signs of wear.; Includes several specialized articles and other news, including: 'Edo Art, Dynastic Myth, and Intellectual Aporia' by John Picton; 'Images of Benin at the Pitt Rivers Museum' by Jeremy Coote and Elizabeth Edwards; 'Remembering R. R. Bradbury. An Interview with Peter Morton-Williams' by Charles Gore; 'The Art of Fasting. Benin's Ague Ceremony' by Kathy Curnow; 'Contemporary Art and Artists in Benin City' by Joseph Nevadomsky, Guest Editor; followed by an exhibition preview 'Baule. African Art/Western Eyes' by Susan Mullin Vogel.
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Antique Works of Art from Benin, collected by Lieutenant-General Pitt Rivers
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Antique Works of Art from Benin, collected by Lieutenant-General Pitt Rivers

by Pitt Rivers, Augustus Henry Lane-Fox

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Printed Privately, 1900 Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text.; Hardcover (blue gilt decorated cloth).; 25 x 31.5 cm; 1.5 kg; 100 pages with 389 illustrations, each with captions.; Used book with signs of wear on the exterior, including scratches and scuffs. Wear marks on spine, which is slightly faded on the bottom and as a P written with a black marquer. Interior in good condition apart from minor yellowing throughout. Good readable copy.; The design on the binding of this volume is a fac-simili of that on a tablet of Kimmeridge shale found by Lieut.-General Pitt-Rivers in the Romano-British Village at Rotherley near Rushmore, 1887.; Catalogue with Works of Art from Benin, West Africa, obtained by the punitive expedition in 1987, and now at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom..
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Art of the Expansion and Beyond

Art of the Expansion and Beyond

by Jorge Welsh (ed.)

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Jorge Welsh Books, 2009 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 188 pages, 122 colour illustrations, 2 black and white illustrations; 23.9 x 29.5 cm; 1.5 kg; May show signs of shelf wear.; Exhibition catalogue with introduction by Alexandra Curvelo.; An academic catalogue exploring porcelain and works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan from the 16th to 18th centuries. These objects, that embody the Age of Discovery, were made by local craftsmen in various materials and decorative techniques. They serve to illustrate this great epoch of early contact and trade relations and show how European, particularly Portuguese, culture and art influenced the world from the 15th century onwards. The works of art include a brass plaque from the Kingdom of Benin; a tortoiseshell casket and two black mastic and mother-of-pearl overlaid objects from Gujarat; a group of rare export porcelains and a six-fold lacquer screen from China; and three namban objects from Japan..
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Art of the Expansion and Beyond

Art of the Expansion and Beyond

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Jorge Welsh Books, 2009 Book. New. Soft cover. 1st Edition. English text; Paperback; available, 188 pages, 122 colour illustrations, 2 black and white illustrations; 23.9 x 29.5 cm; 1.3 kg; May show signs of shelf wear.; Exhibition catalogue with introduction by Alexandra Curvelo and catalogue entries by Teresa Canepa; An academic catalogue exploring porcelain and works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan from the 16th to 18th centuries. These objects, that embody the Age of Discovery, were made by local craftsmen in various materials and decorative techniques. They serve to illustrate this great epoch of early contact and trade relations and show how European, particularly Portuguese, culture and art influenced the world from the 15th century onwards. The works of art include a brass plaque from the Kingdom of Benin; a tortoiseshell casket and two black mastic and mother-of-pearl overlaid objects from Gujarat; a group of rare export porcelains and a six-fold lacquer screen from China; and… Read More
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A Arte Expansionista, Objectos Contemporâneos e Posteriores

A Arte Expansionista, Objectos Contemporâneos e Posteriores

by Jorge Welsh (ed.)

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Jorge Welsh Books, 2009 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Portuguese text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 188 pages, 122 colour illustrations, 2 black and white illustrations; 23.9 x 29.5 cm; 1.5 kg; May show signs of shelf wear.; Exhibition catalogue with introduction by Alexandra Curvelo.; An academic catalogue exploring porcelain and works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan from the 16th to 18th centuries. These objects, that embody the Age of Discovery, were made by local craftsmen in various materials and decorative techniques. They serve to illustrate this great epoch of early contact and trade relations and show how European, particularly Portuguese, culture and art influenced the world from the 15th century onwards. The works of art include a brass plaque from the Kingdom of Benin; a tortoiseshell casket and two black mastic and mother-of-pearl overlaid objects from Gujarat; a group of rare export porcelains and a six-fold lacquer screen from China; and three namban objects from Japan.
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Black Africa: Masks Sculpture Jewelry
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Black Africa: Masks Sculpture Jewelry

by Meyer, Laure

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Finest SA, Éditions Pierre Terrail, France, 2001 Book. Good. Soft cover. English text; Paperback; 24 x 30 cm; 2.198 Kg; 224 pages.; As new, with signs of shelf wear.; One of the great merits of this book is to address the arts of Black Africa thematically: Importance capital of religion and magic, belief in occult powers granted everywhere, ancestral worship accompanied by sacrifices, funeral rites, initiation ceremonies, masked dances, powerful secret societies, leaders will prestige, desire for adornment or beauty search for the humblest objects, these are the deep sources of traditional African art. In this context, the artist responsible for the creation of works indispensables had only relative freedom, but what a result! A careful aesthetic analysis shows how the problems were solved brilliantly: Insider shapes, bold in the conceptualization, shortcuts evocative and it is no coincidence that African art has influenced so profoundly modern art, Modigliani Matisse, Vlaminck and Derain… Read More
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Royal Benin Art in the Collection of the National Museum of African Art

Royal Benin Art in the Collection of the National Museum of African Art

by Freyer, Bryna

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Smithsonian Institution, U. S. A., 1997 Book. Good. Soft cover. English text; Paperback; 20.5 x 30.5 cm; 0.372 Kg; 63 pages.; Used, some wear to cover otherwise in good condition; Exhibition catalogue, depicting 21 objects from the permanent collection, ranging in date from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Objects, executed by the lost wax casting technique, include wall plaques, altar pieces, and regalia. The majority of these works were a gift of Joseph Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian. Included are a royal commemorative head and a pendant with a triadic figure group from the 16th to 17th century cast in the court style by the Edo people..
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Selected Works from the Collection of The National Museum of African Art: Volume 1

Selected Works from the Collection of The National Museum of African Art: Volume 1

by Sieber, Roy

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National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1999 Book. Good. Soft cover. English text; Paperback; 18 x 25.5 cm; 0.685 Kg; 191 pages.; Used with signs of wear on the interior and exterior. Interior in very good condition. With signs of shelf wear. The National Museum of African Art began as a private educational institution in 1964 and became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979. This volume includes highlights from the museum's holdings of traditional African art from throughout the continent, although the majority of works originated in sub-Saharan Africa. The 150 objects presented include sculpted masks and figures, regalia, items of personal adornment, textiles, furniture, and household objects. Each entry provides a discussion about the object's meaning and use and includes provenance and publication history. Fully illustrated in color, the handbook also includes maps, an extensive bibliography, and an introduction by Roy Sieber, America's foremost authority on… Read More
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réceptacles
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réceptacles

by Falgayrettes-Leveau, Christiane; Cornet, Joseph Aurélien; Neyt, François, Bastin, Marie-Louise; Notué, Jean-Paul ; Cissé, Youssouf Tata ; Bouloré, Vincent ; Bassani, Ezio; Gibson, Michael ; Vassallo, Florence

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Éditions Dapper, 1997 Book. Good. Hardcover. French text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 25.1 x 33 cm, 2.433 Kg; 344 pages with colour and black-and-white illustrations; Signs of wear on the dust jacket, namely on the bottom of the spine. The interior is in good condition; Catalogue for the exhibition of African receptacles held at the Dapper Museum in Paris from October 1997 to March 1998.;Emblematic of the richness and profoundness of the cultural and social life in black Africa, receptacles stand as secular evidence of exceptional creations, not only in terms of the creativity of their shapes, but also in terms of their strongly diversified use. Some of these receptacles preserve the nourishment of men, others have substances that conserved and enhanced beauty and health, while others conceal and exalt the power of kings, or gather offerings to the gods. Boxes, cups, vases, jars, spoons, snuff boxes, carved pipes, and statuettes evoke an infinity of daily or ritual actions: annointments of… Read More
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