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Designs for living : symbolic communication in African art

Author: Marie Jeanne Adams; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1982.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adams, Marie Jeanne.
Designs for living.
Cambridge, Mass. : Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1982
(OCoLC)644046423
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Jeanne Adams; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.
ISBN: 0674199693 9780674199699
OCLC Number: 9036125
Notes: Catalog of an exhibit at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.
Description: 143 p. : chiefly ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Map --
Art and the cosmos --
The divine geometry --
The spiral and the checkerboard --
Art and the community --
Founders and protectors of the community --
Prosperity and well-being --
A design for gender --
Task forces for the community --
Money and costume --
Art and the individual --
Cult art for the individual --
Small figure sculpture --
Signs of one's calling --
Designs on prestige --
Endgame --
The powerful outside: motifs adopted into art forms from foreign people viewed as powerful --
Design for beauty's sake.
Responsibility: by Monni Adams.

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