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Ben Enwonwu : the making of an African modernist

Author: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2008.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of world art has long neglected the work of modern African artists and their search for forms of modernist expression as either irrelevant to the discourse of modern art or as fundamentally subservient to the established narrative of Western European modernist practice. With this engaging new volume, Sylvester Ogbechie refutes this approach by examining the life and work of Ben Enwonwu (1917-94), a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
biografi
Named Person: Ben Enwonwu; Ben Enwonwu; Ben Enwonwu; Ben Enwonwu
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
ISBN: 9781580462358 1580462359
OCLC Number: 156824761
Description: xxiii, 295 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Portrait of the artist in the shadow of discourse --
Making man: aesthetics and the mythic imagination --
Making meaning: foundations of a personal aesthetic --
Making a life: civil service and professional practice --
Making ideals: the aesthetics of radical politics --
Making peace: sins of the father --
Making history: the cultural politics of African modernity.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora.
Responsibility: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie.
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An intellectual biography of a modern African artist and his immense contribution to twentieth-century art history.  Read more...

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Winner, African Studies Association's 2009 Melville J. Herskovits Award. A landmark work. The scholarship is superb. [.] The book is a seminal work that will stimulate numerous dissertations and Read more...

 
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