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Art from Africa : long steps never broke a back

Author: Pamela McClusky; Robert Farris Thompson; Seattle Art Museum.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Seattle Art Museum ; Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The authors draw on personal memories, interviews, and oral narratives to present twelve "case histories" of objects--or clusters of objects-- in the Seatle Art Museum's renowned collection of African art."
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Exhibition catalogs
Seattle (Wash., 2002)
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela McClusky; Robert Farris Thompson; Seattle Art Museum.
ISBN: 0691092753 9780691092751 0691092958 9780691092959 9780853318484 0853318484
OCLC Number: 47995643
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Seattle Art Museum, Feb. 7-May 19, 2002.
Description: 302 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface / Mimi Gardner Gates --
Introduction / Pamela McClusky --
African Art in Motion / Robert Farris Thompson --
Case Histories: Art Steps from Africa to America / Pamela McClusky --
Heroes Go Solitary Walking: Hunters' Shirts --
An Art of Persuasion: Regalia from the Asante Kingdom --
Assembling a Royal Stage: Art from the Kom Kingdom --
The Fetish and the Imagination of Europe: Sacred Medicines of the Kongo --
A Sculpture Hungry for Aggression: Ivwri Figure --
Forest Spirits Far from Home: Dan Masks --
Beauty Stripped of Human Flaws: Sowei Masks --
"God's Medicine" against Witchcraft: Costume for Basinjom --
The Ultimate Spectacle for Powerful Mothers: Gelede Masks --
Riding into the Next Life: A Mercedes-Benz Coffin --
"Negatives That Brathe Like You and Me": Photographs from Bamako --
Collecting Beads and Wishes for the Future: Ornaments for a Maasai Bride --
Sande Society Stories.
Responsibility: Pamela McClusky ; with a contribution by Robert Farris Thompson.
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This work explores issues that remain unexposed in museum presentations of African art. Responding to questions posed by audiences who read the usual label but still want to know more, it looks  Read more...

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