The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art

The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art

New Hardcover, embossed cloth boards with pictorial DJ, 12" x 9.5", 320 Pages, 110 'Catalogue' objects in color, (some in multiple views, many in full page), Approx. 70 field and other photos, (222 Color Illustrations total.) 1 x full-page map of Africa showing location of 52 Peoples (Tribes), Notes on tribal peoples, "References"/Bibliography, Index. Author : Roslyn Adele Walker. Published by Dallas Museum Of Art & Yale University Press, 2009.

This beautifully illustrated book showcases 110 objects from the Dallas Museum of Artís world-renowned African collection. In contrast to Western ďart for artís sake,Ē tradition-based African art served as an agent of religion, social stability, or social control. Chosen both for their visual appeal and their compelling histories and cultural significance, the works of art are presented under the themes of leadership and status; the cycle of life; decorative arts; and influences (imported and exported). Also included are many fascinating photographs that show the context in which these objects were originally used.

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